Day one of England’s Test against India: Dunkley debuts and Knight excels

The hosts made 269 for six.

Day one of England’s Test against India: Dunkley debuts and Knight excels

England Women started their summer by making 269 for six on the opening day of their Test against India

Heather Knight marked her 100th match as captain with 95 on a much-talked about used pitch at Bristol.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at day one.

Dunkley’s debut

England handed a maiden Test cap to 22-year-old Sophia Dunkley, making the all-rounder the first black woman to play the longest format for the country. The South East Stars player was only awarded her first central contract on June 8 after impressing over the winter with England and in the opening games of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Dunkley made her entrance at number six with just over an hour’s play left in the day and finished on 12 not out.

Captain Knight

The return of fans

Fans were allowed in to watch England Women for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic
Fans were allowed in to watch England Women for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic (Zac Goodwin/PA)

India’s fielding

Heather Knight plays into the leg side
India’s fielding was mixed (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Seam v Spin

India celebrate a wicket
India were playing their first Test in seven years (Zac Goodwin/PA)

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