Day three of England v India: Verma shines in the gloom after England impose follow-on.
Rain, which had been predicted from the start of the England Women’s one-off Test, brought an early halt to play on the third day, with India leading 83 for one.
The day’s play was called off just before 5.30 p.m., as there had been no play since the tea break.
India finished 82 runs behind England’s first-innings total of 396 as England took five early wickets before Heather Knight forced the follow-on.
Verma demonstrates her knowledge to her classmates.
Shafali Verma scored another half-century at the Bristol County Ground, demonstrating her batting prowess for the second time in the match.
Despite the rain and cloudy circumstances for England seam bowlers, the 17-year-old appeared at ease at the crease, striking the ball cleanly during her 55, which included 11 fours off 68 balls.
Despite the fact that the format was different, the world’s best Twenty20 batsman faced up against Sophie Ecclestone, her bowling counterpart.
Rain has an impact on the game.
Before the first weather delay, England managed to force the follow-on and even claim their first wicket of the second innings.
Despite allowing the players to return to the field for a brief period after lunch, the game was called off shortly before 5.30 p.m., with 108 overs scheduled for the final day.
Ecclestone makes an early impression.
India, who had reached 167 without loss at one point on day two, were dismissed before lunch at the Bristol County Ground on Friday morning, with Ecclestone taking the first three wickets and finishing with four for 88.
India sank to 187 for seven without adding to their overnight total as the first two were both lbw, including a player review.
Heather Knight had took two for one from six overs the night before, but it was the higher-rated spinner who did the damage in the first 40 minutes of play this morning, dismissing Harmanpreet Kaur, Taniya Bhatia, and Sneh Rana for four for 88.
With the new ball, England also struck quickly, with Katherine Brunt capturing the. (This is a brief piece.)