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Summary

  1. England slip from 216-5 to 246 all out
  2. Four run-outs in England innings
  3. Wilson 81, Knight 46
  4. India 281-3: Mandhana 90, Raut 86, Raj 71
  5. NZ beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Bristol
  6. Opening day of Women's World Cup

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's us done for the day. You can read Stephan Shemlit's report here.

We'll be back tomorrow for the final England v South Africa Twenty20. Thanks for the company - in a bit!

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

First of all, well done to Fran Wilson who must have thought two days ago she might be sitting on the bench for this tournament. She struggled with her timing at first but then kept throwing the bowlers off, and looked inventive. Once she got going, and you know Katherine Brunt can hit big, it got exciting - so well done Fran, she gave England a real boost.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

England looked like they'd over-thought their plans, while India looked ready to go.

India captain Mithali Raj, who made 71: "It's important that you get a start like this. It was s brilliant partnership between the openers. I realised the wicket isn't much of an assistance to the bowlers so I knew it would be challenging for England."

Here is the winning moment for India - substitute fielder Veda Krishnamurthy taking a fine diving catch to dismiss Anya Shrubsole and secure a 35-run victory.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Brunt was off her lengths, while the slower-paced bowlers were more effective, and it took England a while to realise this, while India started with a spinner.

England captain Heather Knight: "We thought it would do a little bit more this morning but I don't think we put it in the right areas. We didn't hit our line and lengths and India batted really well.

"I think we bowled a little bit too short and let them get away to a good start. We pulled it back a little in the middle and we backed ourselves to chase that score, but we couldn't get the spinners away in the middle.

"Throughout most of the innings I thought we were in the game. Fran batted brilliantly and when her and Katherine were going, we felt we were in a really good position."

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Francis Edwards: Tuned in and heard that apparently England's tail can bat! Well, five minutes in and they definitely can't run!

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

How many games do you think teams can lose at this World Cup and still make the semi-finals?

A maximum of three. If you lose four of your seven games, you're very unlikely to qualify. Net run-rate could still come into it.

So England beat their highest ever World Cup run chase but still fell short of India's total by 36 runs.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

With the batting they've got, and the variety in the bowling, India are looking really good.

Player of the match - Smriti Mandhana (India)

India batsman Smriti Mandhana, who made 90: It's not the knee, it's just a bit of a hamstring issue. It's getting better. I'll be okay for the next match. The knee is absolutely fine. The last few months have been intense rehab and tough, but it's paying off.

"I enjoy batting with Punam. We had a very good partnership and I think we should continue this going forward in the World Cup.

"I think I gave my wicket at the wrong time - I'll try not to do it next time!"

India's ground fielding - when it came to run-outs - was also excellent. Here's the fourth of England's run-outs.

That's a cracking win for India. England's bowling didn't get going straight away and I don't think they negotiated the spin well at all. Credit to Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj and Punam Raut for setting up that win.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

You would not have seen India put their bodies on the line with a diving catch like that in the last World Cup. Mithali Raj has marshalled them to a really good win. For England, I think they lost this game in the first eight overs.

WICKET - INDIA WIN BY 35 RUNS

Shrubsole c sub b Sharma 11 (Eng 246)

And that, I'm afraid, is that. Anya Shrubsole goes for the big shot again and substitute Veda Krishnamurthy takes a fine catch, running in from the boundary to dismiss the last man England are all out, with 16 balls to spare.

Eng 246-9

That's huge from Shrubsole! A big swing of the arms and the ball goes flying down the ground and over the ropes.

Shrubsole dropped on 5

Eng 240-9

Ugh! For as good as India's fielding has been, their catching attempts have been awful. Anya Shrubsole flays the ball into the air and is shelled.

Eng 238-9

Yadav 10-0-51-1

Alex Hartley is the last bat in, and she sweeps her first delivery away. It's a decent strike, the ball racing away, but a fine dive on the boundary from Mona Meshram cuts it off. Just two runs from the over.

Here's the third of England's four run-outs...

WICKET

Hazell b Yadav 4 (Eng 236-9)

Dani Hazell steps to leg stump, aiming a big slog-sweep over the field, but she misses and the ball clatters into the stumps. There's barely any celebration from India. Heather Knight, meanwhile, trudges over to join her team, hands stuffed into her pockets.

Charlotte Edwards

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

We all wanted India to come to the party - and they set the tone right from the first over, showing they mean business. After a disappointing 2013 World Cup at home, they've backed themselves and played with confidence, and captain Mithali Raj has clearly done her homework on England.

Eng 236-8

Target 282

A paddle shot from Danielle Hazell, trying in vain to find the boundary, but it's only a single. That's really well bowled from Deepti Sharma, spearing the ball into Anya Shrubsole's pads as she comes down the wicket, and England will have to settle for just four runs.

Eng 232-8

England need 50 from the final 30 balls. They've got two wickets in hand...

England dropped three catches today - here's India's Jhulan Goswami putting down Jenny Gunn a little earlier.

WICKET

Gunn run out (Meshram) 9 (Eng 229-8)

A fourth run out! Another fine throw from India, this time Mona Meshram hammering the ball in towards Sushma Verma from the leg side. It's a good throw and Verma has plenty of time to whip the bails off

Umpire review

Eng 229-7

New batsman Anya Shrubsole fumes as a wide delivery from Poonam Yadav isn't called as such. And we're going upstairs again - another run out chance, with Jenny Gunn this time diving to make her ground...

India have been spot on with the throwing today - here's a superb piece of fielding from India's Deepti Sharma as Katherine Brunt was run out for 24.

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Fran Wilson was batting so, so well - India were ecstatic after that wicket, and England's hopes now rest with Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole, who hits the ball very hard.

WICKET

Wilson run out (Bisht) 81 (Eng 229-7)

Her bat's in the air! That's out! That's a cruel end to a really, really good innings from Fran Wilson. She was halfway up the pitch, trying to steal the single but the bat bobbled up as she dived to make her mark and Ekta Bisht didn't miss.

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Eng 229-6

We're going upstairs - Fran Wilson might have been run out at the non-striker's end! Jenny Gunn cracked a straight drive back and Ekta Bisht picked it up and threw down the stumps in one swift motion.

Eng 229-6

Jenny Gunn's not timed a delivery yet. She plays a shot that would be better on the golf course, rather than the cricket pitch, a swipe that sends the ball ballooning up into the air but short of the fielders. That's a belter of a sweep shot though, one one knee and hustling the ball through the square leg fielder for four.

Isabelle Westbury

Middlesex player on BBC Test Match Special

Goswami should have done better there - it's perhaps their first error in the field.

Gunn dropped on 1

Eng 221-6

Shelled! Jenny Gunn, frustrated by three balls, drives down the field but doesn't get enough power behind it. Two fielders converge but it's Jhulan Goswami who gets there first. She moves low to her right, gets two hands to it but she can't cling on.

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Eng 218-6

Target 282

Lydia Greenway knows a thing or two about excellent fielding. Jenny Gunn is the new batsman and gets off the mark to her first ball.

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

That's an outstanding piece of fielding. From the moment she picked it up, you thought "she's going to hit" and she did. It could be the turning point.

WICKET

Brunt run out (Sharma) 24 (Eng 216-6)

Gone! That is another brilliant throw, this time from Deepti Sharma! Katherine Brunt is disconsolate as she and Fran Wilson go through for another single and the stumps get tossed down. That was so quick - Brunt was nowhere near getting home!

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

It's almost as though the arrival of Katherine Brunt at the crease has freed up Fran Wilson to play more shots.

Eng 214-5

Target 282

Poonam Yadav is back, throwing those 35mph moon balls up there, and still, England can't batter it to the boundary. There's just no pace for them to work with. That's good from Brunt and Wilson, pushing hard to get two runs.