Eng W v Ind W 1st Test: Late surge by Indian bowlers restrict Eng to 269/6 on day 1
Fine batting from Heather Knight and good support from the top three put England in top position at tea on the first day of the one-off test vs Indian women till the spinners Deepti Sharma and Sneh Rana bought India back in the game with 4 wickets after tea to restrict the hosts to 269/6 at close on day 1 at Bristol .
Batting first England put up 69 for the first wicket before Pooja Vastrakar got Winfred- Hill caught behind for 35. Before that, the Indian fast bowlers Jhulan and Shikha Pandey bowled. Immaculate lines with a catch also dropped off Jhulan in the slips.
Heather Knight came at 3 and batted solidly with Beaumont adding 71 runs before Beaumont (66) was caught superbly by Shafali Verma off Rana at short leg at 140/2. Eng W v Ind W 1st Test: Late surge by Indian bowlers restrict Eng to 269/6 on day 1.
Knight and Sciver were then involved in a fine stand of 90 runs with both batters increasing. The scoring rate with some fine drives, sweeps and pulls to take England to a string 230/2 before things started happening.
Both Rana and Deepti bowling in tandem took 4 wickets to trigger a batting collapse from 230/2 to 251/6 with Knight (95) and Sciver (42) both missing their landmarks and Jones(1) and Elwis (5) getting out cheaply.
However, Dunkley and Brunt ensured no further loss. As they took the score to 269/6 at close to set up an interesting 2nd day.
Knight 95 , Beaumont 66 , Rana 3/77