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India Women vs England Women, Test Live Only: Rain stops in Bristol on day 3

20:09 (IST) Jun 18

Update – The covers are off. Play to resume shortly

19:46 (IST) Jun 18

Rain stops play again in Bristol

Another rain interruption in post lunch session in Bristol. The covers are on after the rain gets heavier. Following on, India 57/1, trail England by 108 runs. Shafali Verma (46*) and Deepti Sharma (1*)
19:32 (IST) Jun 18

Shafali Verma shines again

Shafali Verma, who scored a swashbuckling 96 in the first innings, leads Indian innings from the front again with her magnificent strokeplay and takes her team past fifty runs in 16.3 overs, trail by 113 runs
18:44 (IST) Jun 18

Post-lunch session resumes after rain delay

Shafali Verma and Deepti Sharma have come out to resume Indian innings after a rain delay of around 30 minutes

18:17 (IST) Jun 18

Update: Rain delays post lunch session on Day 3 in Bristol

The start of the second session of the third day has been delayed due to rain. Light drizzle forced the delay after India reached 29 for 1 in their second innings at lunch following-on.

18:15 (IST) Jun 18

Lunch Report: Forced to follow on, India Women 29/1 at lunch against England on Day 3

17:36 (IST) Jun 18

India lose Smriti Mandhana at the stroke of lunch

Following on, India suffer an early blow when Katherine Brunt strikes to dismiss Smriti Mandhana at the stroke of lunch on Day 3. India 29/1 in 4.3 overs, trail by 136 runs.
17:02 (IST) Jun 18

England enforce the follow-on after bowling out India for 231 in their first innings

Anya Shrubsole cleans up Jhulan Goswami for 1 to wrap India’s first innings for 231. England enforce the follow-on. India trailed by 165 runs after England declared their first innings at 396 for 9. India could add just 44 runs from 21.2 overs to their overnight score of 187 for 5.

16:57 (IST) Jun 18

Katherine Brunt cleans up Pooja Vastrakar

New ball taken and Katherine Brunt strikes off the first ball to clean up Pooja Vastrakar for 12. Pooja added 33-run stand with Deepti Sharma for the 9th wicket. India 230/9 in 80.1 overs, need 17 to avoid follow on

16:15 (IST) Jun 18

Sophie Ecclestone is on fire

Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone rips through the India lower order with her third strike of the morning. She pitches outside leg and the ball gets a big turn. Sneh Rana gets a nick, Amy Jones grabs it on the second attempt behind the wickets. India 197/8 in 69.3 overs

15:49 (IST) Jun 18

Sophie Ecclestone strikes again

India lose another one on the overnight score on Day 3. Taniya Bhatia walks back without troubling the scorers. Ecclestone claims her second wicket of the morning. India 187/7 in 63.1 overs, need 60 to avoid follow on

15:39 (IST) Jun 18

India suffer early blow on Day 3

Over 61.1: Sophie Ecclestone strikes early to pile misery on India as she traps Harmanpreet Kaur in front for 4. India 187/6, need 60 to avoid follow on

15:34 (IST) Jun 18

Play gets underway on Day 3 in Bristol

Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma look to resurrect Indian innings after the dramatic collapse last night saw them reeling at 187/5

23:53 (IST) Jun 17

Report – One-off Test, Day 2: Dramatic collapse spoils Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana’s tremendous effort

23:23 (IST) Jun 17

England Women hit back after record Shafali-Mandhana opening stand!!!

23:02 (IST) Jun 17

Stumps on Day 2

A shocking last 30 minutes for India Women as they end Day 2 after 187 for 5. They lost 5 wickets in no time after a scintillating 167-run opening stand. The middle order crumbled like a pack of cards in the latter half of the final session and half of India’s team is back in the hut still trailing England by 209 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur (4*) and Deepti Sharma (0*) will resume India innings on Day 3.

22:57 (IST) Jun 17

India Women five down!!!

OUT!!! Another one bites the dust. India Women innings falling apart like a pack of cards. They are now five down. This time Punam Raut is trapped in front as she completely miss-judges the ball from Heather Knight. Raut walks back for 2. INDW 183/5

22:53 (IST) Jun 17

Huge blow for India as Mithali falls

OUT!!! The game has completely turned on its head. India Women skipper Mithali Raj now falls for 2. Bat-pad and it was a straight forward catch for the short-leg fielder. India have lost four wickets in no time after a superb start from the openers. INDW 183/4 after 57.2 overs, trail by another 213 runs

22:45 (IST) Jun 17

Shikha Pandey falls too

OUT!!! Another blow for India Women as Shikha Pandey now falls for a 6-ball duck. India have lost three wickets in really quick time. Poor shot from Shikha as she chips the ball straight back England skipper Heather Knight. INDW 181/3

22:41 (IST) Jun 17

Mandhana falls for 78

OUT! Another wicket for England Women. This time Natalie Sciver removes Smriti Mandhana for 78. Both the India openers are now back in the pavilion. India in a bit of trouble with the two set batters back in the hut and the close of play on Day 2 just 20 minutes away. INDW 179/2 after 54.3 overs, trail by another 217 runs