Taylor Leads England Fightback

Sarah Taylor turns to make a run on day two of the Wormsley Test against India
Sarah Taylor turns to make a run on day two of the Wormsley Test against India
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England Women 92 & 110-6 (Winfield 35) v
India Women 114 (Gunn 5-19)
Only Test, Wormsley, day two

Sarah Taylor's unbeaten 30 in 86 balls was leading an England Women fightback as they built a lead of 88 over India Women on day two of the Test match at Wormsley.

India resumed the day on 87 for six in reply to England's 92 all out and were dismissed for 114 as Jenny Gunn picked up five for 19.

Then, Lauren Winfield made 35 as England began the fightback before Taylor's effort helped them close on 110 for six in their second innings.

India had only gained a lead of three before Jhulan Goswami was bowled by Gunn for 17 but Nagarajan Niranjana, whose four wickets were vital for India on the opening day, went on to make 27 in 83 deliveries.

She was trapped in front by Kate Cross, who went on to finish with three for 29 by also trapping Shubhlaksmi Sharma for nought.

Sonia Odedra took her first international wicket when she had Shika Pandey trapped in front for four.

England then lost opener Heather Knight without scoring before Winfield (35 in 90 balls), Tamsin Beaumont (12 in 24) and Charlotte Edwards (20 in 52) battled hard.

Ekta Bisht (2-15) and Goswami (2-22) then shared three wickets as England slipped from 72 for two to 74 for five, also losing Lydia Greenway for one.

Taylor then dropped anchor, along with Natalie Sciver, whose three runs came from 23 balls, and finally Gunn, who was unbeaten on two in 47 balls.

© Cricket World 2014

England v India Fixtures/Results
13th-16th August: Only Test, Wormsley
India Women 114 & 183-4 (Mandhana 51) beat
England Women 92 & 202 by six wickets
21st August: 1st ODI, Scarborough
England Women 153-3 (Edwards 57) beat
India Women 193-8 (Mandhana 74) by 42 runs
23rd August: 2nd ODI, Scarborough
England Women 214-9 (Edwards 108no) beat
India Women 201 (Gunn 4-23) by 13 runs
25th August: 3rd ODI, Lord's
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled
England v South Africa Fixtures/Results
1st September: 1st T20I, Chelmsford
England Women 91-1 (Edwards 62no) beat
South Africa Women 89-4 by nine wickets
3rd September: 2nd T20I, Northampton
England Women 141-3 (Edwards 75no) beat
South Africa Women 99 by 42 runs
7th September: 3rd T20I, Edgbaston
England Women 126-6 (Winfield 74) beat
South Africa Women 118-6 by eight runs