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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.

Eng W v Ind W 1st Test: Late surge by Indian bowlers restrict Eng to 269/6 on day 1
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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.

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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.

Brief scores

England 269/6

Knight 95 , Beaumont 66 , Rana 3/77

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