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  1. Eng 168 all out: Brunt 39, Sciver 35; Schutt 4-26
  2. Aus 274-9 dec: Jonassen 99; Shrubsole 4-63
  3. Australia lead multi-format series 4-2
  4. 4pts for Test win, 2pts for draw

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By Marc Higginson and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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And with that, it's time for us to sign off. We're back tomorrow, when England will attempt to bowl out Australia cheaply and wrestle back some control in this match.

Thanks for your contributions today. See you on day three. Night.

End of day score update

Aus 274-9 dec (Jonassen 99, Healy 39, Shrubsole 4-63)

Eng 168 all out (Brunt 39, Sciver 35, Schutt 4-26)

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#bbccricket Brunt has stood out in the England innings as she has shown intent and positivity.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"These teams don't play this format very often and it's about who adapts quicker. Australia have adjusted better. England don't look like they have made the mental shift on how to adjust your game."

Close of play

And that is stumps. Australia walk off for the day with a lead of 106 runs.


Shrubsole lbw b Schutt 0 (Eng 168 all out)

Megan Schutt celebrates
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A long knock from Anya Shrubsole (47 balls) is ended when she is pinned in front. She didn't score any but she did hold up an end and allow Katherine Brunt time to plunder a few extra runs.

Eng 167-9

Kate Cross, the England number 11, takes two balls to get a single. Anya Shrubsole is still on nought. Only when 43 deliveries have gone by do such innings become interesting.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"That was a perfect delivery, hitting the top of off. Katherine Brunt was caught on the crease and didn't move her feet as much as she had been. But Brunt has brought some positivity to the innings."


Brunt b Coyte 39 (Eng 166-9)

Sarah Coyte
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A plucky knock is ended when Coyte gets one to nip back in, stay slightly low and peg back Katherine Brunt's off stick.

Eng 166-8 (Brunt 39 off 70)

Katherine Brunt
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Katherine Brunt goes for the short ball, hoicking it towards the fielder at long leg. It drops short though... just the single and a wry smile.

I'm told the record Anya Shrubsole is blocking her way towards is 68 balls.

Eng 163-8 (trail by 111)

Against India last summer, Anya Shrubsole scored 14 off 70 balls. Katherine Brunt is shouldering the burden of run-scoring on her own as she slices three backward of point.

How's stat?

The record for the longest duck in men's Test cricket is 77 balls, by New Zealand's Geoff Allott against South Africa in 1999. If anyone knows what the record is in women's cricket, please get in touch and let us know.

Eng 160-8 (trail by 114)

Anya Shrubsole is 0 not out from 42 balls - she's third on the list of longest innings without getting off the mark.

Eng 159-8 (Brunt 32 off 55)

Katherine Brunt
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This is good from Katherine Brunt - she steps back in her crease and wallops Jess Jonassen through the off side for four. Anya Shrubsole is still to get off the mark. New ball is now due.

Eng 153-8 (Ferling 12-3-29-0)

Holly Ferling

A painful moment for Katherine Brunt when she gets an inside edge and the ball cannons into her foot. That'll bruise. Anya Shrubsole sways out of the way of a bouncer, then digs out a yorker from Holly Ferling. That's 36 balls without getting off the mark.

Eng 153-8 (trail by 121)

Katherine Brunt does nothing by half. She bowls as fast as she can and even when taking a single with the bat, she belts the ball down the ground. It's effective though.

Eng 150-8 (Brunt 23, Shrubsole 0)

A heart-in-mouth moment for Katherine Brunt as she skews an attempted pull shot miles up in the air, but Aussie skipper Meg Lanning can't reel it in running back.

Eng 149-8 (Jonassen 14-7-28-1)

Anya Shrubsole is playing herself into the role of number one nightwatchman here. She's blocking everything with an assured confidence. That's 28 balls without score now.

Elsewhere in world cricket...

It's not all about England v Australia - in Galle, the first Test between India and Sri Lanka got under way today. 

It was an excellent day for the tourists, who skittled Sri Lanka for 183 and then reached 128-2 at the close.

Ravichandran Ashwin did the damage with the ball, taking 6-46, with Shikhar Dhawan hitting an unbeaten 53.

R Ashwin

Eng 149-8 (trail by 125)

Katherine Brunt creams the ball through the covers for four. In the shortest form of the game, her strike-rate is 99 - so she certainly knows how to connect with the ball.

Eng 145-8 (Brunt 18 off 37)

Katherine Brunt

Katherine Brunt is playing a nice little cameo here, sweeping Jonassen for three more - the slow outfield denying her a boundary. Anya Shrubsole is equally as gritty, she's now gone 22 balls without scoring.

Eng 142-8 (trail by 132)

Jim Maxwell reckons these two England batters will dig in, purely so they don't have to bowl again tonight. We've still got 13 overs left in the day, mind, after that rain-delayed start. England advance the scoreboard with the help of a no ball and a single into the covers.

Eng 140-8

These two have a combined Test career batting average of 24. England would take that now - every run counts in such a dire situation. Maiden over played out by Anya Shrubsole.

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

Ellyse Perry

"Perry and Schutt are trying to entice Shrubsole into playing that shot that she likes off her legs, and trying to get her caught behind down the leg side."

Eng 140-8 (71 overs)

Fast bowler versus fast bowler - Ellyse Perry charging in to a fired-up Katherine Brunt. Three from the over.

Eng 137-8 (Brunt 12 off 23)

Katherine Brunt doesn't get tied down for long - whacking Jonassen for four down to backward square when the spin bowler errs down the leg side.

But that's just an appetiser as a full toss is hammered for another four over cow corner. Almost a six.

Eng 129-8 (trail by 145)

Make that 10-9-4-3. Sorry... it's difficult to add much more.

How's stat?!

How about these for figures. In the last nine overs, there have been eight maidens, four runs scored and three wickets taken. 9-8-4-3.

Eng 129-8

Australia have found a gem in Jess Jonassen, who is getting nice air and revs on the ball. She's a very dangerous left-arm spinner who looks like she will take plenty of wickets in her career. Katherine Brunt is trying to get forward to the all-rounder but it's another maiden over.

How's stat?!

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Eng 129-8 (trail by 145)

Charlotte Edwards has her head in her hands on the England balcony. Her side have played out 30 overs now.

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"It was a tentative prod outside off - oh Marsh, you muppet!"


Marsh c Healy b Schutt 0 (Eng 129-8)

Laura Marsh out
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Laura Marsh once batted for 304 balls for 55 runs. Not today however as she pokes at one outside off stump and the ball is easily taken by the keeper.

Eng 129-7

Six more dots. Nothing else to add.

Eng 129-7 (Brunt 4, Marsh 0)

There's still 21 overs left in the day. Will Australia be batting again before the close?

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

"If you catch a six in the crowd you get £1,000. My money would be on Katharine Brunt hitting it square of the wicket off one of the fast bowlers."

Eng 129-7 (trail by 145)

England have avoided the follow-on at least. However, they are still a long way back in the game. Katherine Brunt refuses to back down - pulling Jonassen for a powerful four.

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It's an absolute peach of a ball from Jonassen. It's turned and bounced and gone through the gate. She'll be thinking about that for many moons to come."


Elwiss b Jonassen 17 (Eng 125-7)

Georgia Elwiss

That's a ripper. Australia's first innings hero Jess Jonassen gets the ball to pitch on leg and knock over the off stump. Shane Warne-esque and Georgia Elswiss is sent packing.

Eng 125-6 (Elwiss 17, Marsh 0)

Megan Schutt has got me randomly doing an internet search for Carl Shutt. Where is he now? 

According to Wikipedia - other methods of research are available - the man who won the league title with Leeds is now a travel agent in Sheffield...