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England women v India: Hosts fight back in Test at Wormsley

Women’s Test, Wormsley (day one of four):

England 92 v India 87-6


Women testEngland women were bowled out for 92 before reducing India to 87-6 on the first day of the only Test at Wormsley.

Sarah Taylor, who made 30, was the only player to score more than 12 as England – asked to bat first after losing the toss – were dismissed in 42 overs.

Nagarajan Niranjana took 4-19 for India before England seamer Jenny Gunn claimed 4-13.

After the four-day Test, the sides meet in three one-day internationals.

England women v India

13-16 Aug: Only Test, Wormsley

21 Aug: 1st ODI, Scarborough

23 Aug: 2nd ODI, Scarborough

25 Aug: 3rd ODI, Lord’s

“It was good fun to bowl today,” said 28-year-old Gunn, who broke an opening stand of 40 in the first over of a 12-over spell.

“I didn’t want [captain] Charlotte [Edwards] to take the ball out of my hand.

“The key was bowling a bit fuller and pitching it up. With Sarah Taylor standing up to the stumps, she took two great catches.”

This Test is England’s first match since they became full-time professionals in May by giving central contracts to 18 players.