Eng vs Ind – women’s Test – ‘I’ll remember this day for a long time’


England batter reflects on “crazy day” as hosts hit back after Shafali Verma fireworks

Two debutants, two excellent Test innings, but Sophia Dunkley said her unbeaten half-century was more about putting England in a good position on the second day of their match against India.
Dunkley, the first black woman to play Test cricket for England, was not out 74 when captain Heather Knight declared her side’s first innings on 396 for 9. But her composed knock was somewhat overtaken by that of Shafali Verma, the 17-year-old India opener whose 96 in a 167-run stand with Smriti Mandhana threatened to overhaul the hosts’ impressive total.
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