Smriti Mandhana © Getty Images
Smriti Mandhana © Getty Images



Aug 15, 2014

Catch the Live Scorecard of the only Test between England Women and India Women at Wormsley here


India Women require 62 runs to win with six wickets remaining. However, Shubhlakshmi Sharma has dislocated her shoulder. So India ideally have five wickets. England will have the upper-hand tomorrow morning, as the moisture is going to help the bowlers. Kate Cross and Jenny Gunn has had a good day. Jenny Gunn’s unbeaten 65 and Kate Cross’s three wickets have helped England on Day Three. That is all from Wormsley’s one-off Test. Mithali Raj and Shikha Pandey will return to bat on the last day of the only Test between this two teams.


India women 119/4 | Overs 65 | Mithali Raj 20(69) | Shikha Pandey 0(11)

India women 115/4 | Overs 61 | Mithali Raj 16(56) | Shikha Pandey 0(0)

OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur c Sarah Taylor b Kate Cross 0(12)

Harmanpreet Kaur goes for a duck as Kate Cross picks her third wicket. India four wickets down. India require 66 runs whereas England need six wickets.


India women 111/3 | Overs 56 | Mithali Raj 13(47) | Harmanpreet Kaur 0(3)

OUT! Poonam Raut c Jenny Gunn b Heather Knight 16(77)

First outfield wicket after 20 LBWs. Poonam Raut departs. Wise move by Charlotte Edwards. Heather Knight was brought into the attack in place of Natalie Sciver. Heather’s first Test wicket. India still require 69 runs to win.


India women 103/2 | Overs 54 | Poonam Raut 10(59) | Mithali Raj 12(44)

England are not doing much to break this partnership. India are happy with the way theyr are playing right now.


India women 101/2 | Overs 51 | Poonam Raut 9(49) | Mithali Raj 11(36)

100 is up for India. The batswomen are happy with the way things are going on. Slow, but as long as they are not losing any wicket.


India women 96/2 | Overs 44 | Poonam Raut 5(30) | Mithali Raj 10(13)

India require 85 runs to win with eight wickets remaining. We saw a couple of boundary from Mithali Raj and just one from Poonam Raut.


India women 82/2 | Overs 39 | Poonam Raut 1(13) | Mithali Raj 0(0)

OUT! Smriti Mandhana  lbw b Kate Cross 51(108)

Kate Cross takes the second wicket, removes the danger bastwoman. Smriti Mandhana departs after scoring 50. 20 LBWs in the match. Equals world record across gender.


That is half-century for Smriti Mandhana. Fifty on Test debut. Eighth Indian batswoman.


India women 76/1 | Overs 35 | Smriti Mandhana 36(71) | Poonam Raut 0(4)

OUT! Thirush Kamini b lbw Kate Cross 28(114)

Kate Cross provides the break. 76 runs first wicket partnership. 19 LBWs in the match. There was a dropped catch. Heather Knight drops Poonam Raut.


India women 59/0 | Overs 28 | Thirush Kamini 23(97) | Smriti Mandhana 36(71)

The partnership between Smriti Mandhana and Thirush Kamini is the highest in the match right now. Smriti is the more aggressive between the two players.


India women 51/0 | Overs 25 | Thirush Kamini 20(82) | Smriti Mandhana 31(68)

We are back after Tea, and 50 runs up for India Women. Smriti Mandhana and Thirush Kamini smashing boundaries after boundary. That was followed by four maiden overs. India took 24.1 overs to reach 50 runs with no loss of wicket. Good partnership between the two cricketers.



India women 33/0 | Overs 17 | Thirush Kamini 16(58) | Smriti Mandhana 17(44)

Good start by Thirush Kamini and Smriti Mandhana. Pitch looks good for batting. Charlotte Edwards have already used six bowlers.


India women 13/0 | Overs 7 | Thirush Kamini 6(24) | Smriti Mandhana 7(17)

Slowish start by India Women. Good bowling so far from Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole and Kate Cross. There was a big appeal from Kate for LBW but umpire Billy Taylor is not impressed.


India women 1/0 | Overs 2 | Thirush Kamini 1(9) | Smriti Mandhana 0(3)

Anya Shrubsole bowled the first over and Jenny Gunn bowls the second over. The crowd is increasing at Wormsley and Sun is out. India need 181.



England women 202 | Overs 96.3 | Jenny Gunn 62(181)

OUT! Kate Cross 2(23)

England has put up a target of 181 for India to win. Four catches for Karuna Jain and four wickets for Jhulan Goswami. Shikha Pandey takes her second wicket. Jenny Gunn remains unbeaten for the second time in the match. She picked up four wickets.



England women 193/9 | Overs 90 | Jenny Gunn 56(164) | Kate Cross 0(0)

Sonia Odedra was dismissed by Jhulan Goswami. That was the pacer’s fourth wicket and a superb catch by Karuna Jain. England lead by 171 runs.


England women 181/8 | Overs 85 | Jenny Gunn 45(143) | Sonia Odedra 0(5)

OUT! Anya Shrubsole lbw b Jhulan Goswami 14(70)

Jhulan Goswami removes Anya Shrubsole with the first ball after lunch. And with that we have new record of most LBW dismissals in a women’s match. It is 18 LBWs now!


Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole’s partnership is unbeaten on 58. England lead by 159 runs. Jenny is on 45, which is her highest Test score. Her previous highest score in Tests was 44, which she scored at Perth in the Women’s Ashes Down Under. The Oxfordshire girls are entertaining the crowd right now. Here is the Lunch Report.




England women 181/7 | Overs 84 | Jenny Gunn 45(143) | Anya Shrubsole 14(69)

Lunch at Wormsley. England lead by 159. Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole’s partnership is over 50 runs now. England have taken the upper-hand.


England women 176/7 | Overs 82 | Jenny Gunn 42(135) | Anya Shrubsole 12(65)

That’s 50-run partnership between Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole. The first 50-run partnership in the match. Took 133 balls. England are way ahead in this match right now.




News coming in that rains have stopped for now and players are coming out. Play may start soon. New ball has been taken and Jhulan Goswami will bowl. Can she break this partnership?


England women 164/7 | Overs 80 | Jenny Gunn 32(124) | Anya Shrubsole 11(64)

It has started raining at Wormsley. England Women lead by 142 runs and they still have three wickets left. Jenny Gunn, who took five wickets in the first innings, is going strong on an unbeaten 32. India will look to return and remove the remaining wickets.


England women 159/7 | Overs 76 | Jenny Gunn 28(111) | Anya Shrubsole 11(53)

Shubhlakshmi Sharma, who removed Sarah Taylor this morning, has picked up a wrist injury. She dived to stop a ball from running to boundary. Anya Shrubsole was the batswoman. Things doesn’t look good. Break in play. Indian officials are looking into it.





There seem to be some problem at the Press Box at Wormsley. Wifi down!




England women 154/7 | Overs 72 | Jenny Gunn 24(97) | Anya Shrubsole 10(37)


Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole seem to have settled down quite well. Apart from few maiden overs, England Women are looking good, especially with 132 runs lead.


England women 123/7 | Overs 60 | Jenny Gunn 3(51) | Anya Shrubsole 0(1)

OUT! Sarah Taylor b Shubhlakshmi Sharma 40(95)

After hitting Shubhlakshmi Sharma for a couple of boundaries and then she gets clean bowled by the Indian. Big break for India. England lead by 101 runs.


England women 115/6 | Overs 56 | Sarah Taylor 34(88) | Jenny Gunn 3(51)


Shubhlakshmi Sharma starts the proceedings for India. Five runs from the over.Sarah Taylor smashes a full toss for a four on the last ball. England lead by 93 runs.



Here is how the pitch looks like before the start of play on Day Three.






Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Day Three of the only Test between India Women and England Women at Wormsley. I am Sudatta Mukherjee and I will be bringing the live updates to you. Riding on Sarah Taylor’s unbeaten knock of 30, England have taken the lead by 88 runs on Day Two. The day’s play was called off due to bad light after rain halted the proceedings of the day for an hour or so. Read the match report of Day One here.


The hosts lost early wickets but were looking steady at 73 for three when play resumed after rain interruption cost them two more wickets with a lead of just 62 runs. Jhulan Goswami (2-22) started the rot after scalping opnener Heather Knight for nought and Shikha Pandery (1-22) soon got the other opener and danger-woman Lauren Winfield for 35. Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht also picked two wickets (2-15) to give the Mithali Raj-led team some hope in the low-scoring game. Catch the live scorecard of the match here.