Sophia Dunkley made history in the wake of accepting her lady Test cap before an oddball Test against India, turning into the principal person of color to play Test cricket for England.
The 22-year-old Dunkley, who plays for Southeast Stars in homegrown cricket, has played 15 T20 matches for her country.
The all-rounder got her cap from colleague Georgia Elvis, who read a couple of words wrote by Ebony Rainford-Brent MBE – the primary person of color to play white-ball cricket for England.
“Clearly playing Test cricket in the ladies’ down is an extremely uncommon occasion, so I believe it’s energizing that individuals need to see ladies’ Test cricket,” Dunkley told the PA news office.
“It’s a truly energizing heading. I know a great deal of young ladies haven’t played a ton of Test cricket, however it’s exceptionally energizing to have the chance to play the memorable round of cricket.
“I haven’t played much previously, however it’s something I couldn’t want anything more than to play. Clearly, men will play Test cricket constantly and it’s a notable arrangement of cricket in the men’s down
In the interim, India played their first Test in quite a while and made five introductions: Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Tania Bhatia and Pooja Vastrakar.
Indian ladies disposed of Lauren Winfield-Hill (35) after a hard run as England ladies came to 86 for one at lunch on the first day of the season of the oddball Test here on Wednesday.
Tammy Beaumont was batting on 44 while his organization commander at the break was Heather Knight (4).
The Indian speed couple of experienced Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey made a promising beginning, giving enough exhibitions to inconvenience the English batsman time and again.
In the seventh over, Goswami took a lead from Winfield-Hill as the batsman went for an outstanding drive, however Smriti Mandhana botched the chance in the slip cordon regardless of having two hands ready.