England v India: women’s Test match, day one – live!

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A very good day of Test cricket in the end. England got off to a very bright start thanks to Lauren Winfield-Hill, who belted a couple of sixes in a cheerful display. Tammy Beaumont kept going when Heather knight came to the middle, with the former making 66 and the latter very nearly getting a century with 95.

But from 230 for 2, that’s when India started clawing back into the game. Nat Sciver fell after an aggressive 42, then Amy Jones followed quickly, creating enough disruption that Knight joined the exodus. Georgia Elwiss didn’t last long, and it was down to Dunkley on debut to join with the ever-so-experienced Katherine Brunt to see out the day. Dunkley has shown that she can do what’s required in this format, and will resume tomorrow with the chance to take England on.

92nd over: England 269-6 (Dunkley 12, Brunt 7) Last over of the day to be bowled by Rana. Last over because we’ve run out of time, not because we’ve reached the 100 required. Dunkley tries the cut shot again, big under-edge to cover. Not shy. Blocks out the rest, and Dunkley sees out the day.

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