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England Women recover as Kate Cross grabs 3 wickets against India on Day 3 of only Test at Wormsley

England Women recover as Kate Cross grabs 3 wickets against India on Day 3 of only Test at Wormsley
Kate Cross removed the two Indian openers, who were looking dangerous © Getty Images

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 15, 2014

Kate Cross’s three wickets gave England Women an upper-hand against India Women after the visiting team’s openers Smriti Mandhana and Thirush Kamini put on a good show on Day Three of the one-off Test on Friday at Wormsley. India were on 119 for four and require 62 runs with six wickets and one day remaining against England Women. However, with Shubhlakshmi Sharma having dislocated her shoulder, India are ideally left with five wickets.

Kate Cross gave the first break when she removed Thirush and few overs later, she removed Smriti, who scored 51 on Test debut. The 17-year-old played plenty of elegant and easy shots.

The match also show a record of 20 LBWs till now.

Mithali Raj and Poonam Raut were going  good and just when it seem that India will go to stumps with the two unbeaten, Heather Knight removed Poonam, as she picked her first Test wicket. Very soon Harmanpreet Kaur was dismissed by Kate Cross, as Sarah Taylor took the catch.

Earlier, England were all out for 202, as they put up a target of 188 for India. The highest successful run chase by any team in women’s Test cricket is 198 for three by Australia against England in 2011. India’s highest successful run chase was back in 2006 against England at Taunton. However, they had to chase only 98.

Earlier, Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole‘s partnership of 58 runs guided England Women to 181 for the loss of seven wickets at lunch. Jhulan Goswami was the pick of the bowlers for India, as she registered a four-wicket haul.

After losing Sarah Taylor to Shubhlakshmi Sharma early on Day Three, England rode on Jenny and Anya’s partnership. Shubhlakshmi later on hurt her wrist, as she tried to stop a hit from Anya from running to the boundary. She was attended to by Indian officials. Jenny has her highest Test score now. Wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor scored 40. She was looking strong and hit a couple of fours, but a few balls later she was bowled by Shubhlakshmi.

On Friday, Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur escaped fine but was reprimanded for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision on the first day of the first against England women cricket team on Tuesday. Harmanpreet pleaded guilty to the Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC Match Referee David Jukes. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Billy Taylor and David Millns.

“Kaur was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an International match. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.” All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee,” the ICC was quoted as saying.

Brief scores:

England Women 92 and 202 (Jenny Gunn 62*, Sarah Taylor 40; Jhulan Goswami 4 for 48, Shubhlakshmi Sharma 2 for 22) lead India Women 114 and 119 for 4 (Smriti Mandhana 51, Thirush Kamini 28; Kate Cross 3 for 35) by 62 runs.

(Sudatta Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. Other than writing on cricket, she spends penning random thoughts on her blog and produces weekly posts on new food joints at Whopping Weekends. She played Table Tennis for University of Calcutta. When she is not writing, you will catch her at a movie theatre or watching some English serial on her laptop. Her Twitter id is @blackrosegal)

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