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Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole help England Women extend lead against India Women at lunch on Day 3 of only Test at Wormsley

Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole help England against India extend lead at lunch on Day 3 of only Test at Wormsley
Jenny Gunn is unbeaten on 45. This is her highest Test score © Getty Images

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 15, 2014

Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole‘s partnership of 58 runs has guided England Women to 181 for the loss of seven wickets on Day Three of the one-off Test against India Women at Wormsley. England lead by 159 runs at lunch.

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. She is unbeaten on 45. 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.

Earlier, England were 110 for six at the end of Day Two. Jenny Gunn was not out along with Sarah. Play was called off for the day due to bad light, after halted the proceedings for some time. Jhulan Goswami, Shubhlakshmi and Ekta Bisht have picked up two wickets each.

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,” ICC said in a statement. “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.

Brief scores:

England Women 92 and 181 for 7 (Jenny Gunn 45*, Sarah Taylor 40; Shubhlakshmi Sharma 2 for 22, Jhulan Goswami 2 for 37, Ekta Bisht 2 for 27) lead India Women 114 (Nagarajan Niranjana 25, Smriti Mandhana 22; Jenny Gunn 5 for 19) by 159 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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