India Women were 83 for one at stumps after following-on on the third day of the one-off Test against England Women at County Ground, Bristol on Friday. Debutant Shafali Verma once again looked in great touch as she remained not out on 55 off 68 deliveries when the day's play ended after the final session was washed out. Deepti Sharma (18 batting) was the other unbeaten batter at the crease. Senior opener Smriti Mandhana (8) departed early in the morning session. Earlier, resuming at overnight score of 187 for 5, India were all out for 231 in their first innings, 165 runs short of England's first innings score of 396/9 declared. For India, all-rounder Deepti Sharma (29 not out) was the only lower-middle order batter to put up some fight as others were all dismissed cheaply. From 167 for no loss, India lost eight wickets for 30 runs with left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone getting 4 for 88. Catch Day 3 highlights and live cricket scores of the one-off Test between England Women and India Women.
22:00 PM IST: Stumps! Shafali Verma salvaged some pride for India Women. But England Women still have two days to force a result.
England Women: 396/9 d
India Women: 231 and 83 for 1 in 24.3 overs following on (Shafali Verma 55 not out, Deepti Sharma 18 not out; Katherine Brunt 1/21).
9:20 PM IST: No respite from the rain.
8:35 PM IST: Another spell of rain, and Tea time. India Women were 83/1 in 24.3 overs following on. Shafali Verma, 55, and Deepti Sharma, 18, added 54 for the second wicket. India still need another 83 runs to make England bat again.
8:10 PM IST: Players are back.
7:42 PM IST: Well, another rain stoppage. India were 57/1 in 18.2 overs with Shafali Verma on 46 off 53 and Deepti Sharma on 1 off 44. Meanwhile, Day 1 of the WTC Final has been called off.
6:41 PM IST: Players are out for the post-lunch session. Deepti Sharma is the new batter.
6:20 PM IST: Rain in Bristol too. Post-lunch session delayed.
5:40 PM IST: Lunch! India Women, following on, lost opener Smriti Mandhana for eight runs. At lunch, they were 29/1 with Shafali Verma unbeaten on 20. India still trail by 136 runs.
5:01 PM IST: 231 all out for India, and they trail England by 165 runs. Follow-on enforced.
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