Taylor Leads England Fightback
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.
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