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  1. Aus 203-3

    Perry 51, Haynes 26

    Kirstie Gordon, who bowled two overs before tea, will continue her spell from the River End. With the working day drawing to a close, there are a few more fans in than there were first thing. And they’ve witnessed a second successive maiden as Rachael Haynes can’t beat the infield.

  2. From the press box

    CricketHer on Twitter:We are already at the stage where England are going to struggle to win this match, absent a generous/aggressive declaration; and the way Meg Lanning batted, it didn’t look like she had those kinds of intentions on her mind.

  3. Post update

    Lydia Greenway

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Ecclestone has bowled brilliantly – to come back from that shoulder injury and make a player like Ellyse Perry look uncomfortable.

  4. Oh, that’s close… first ball after tea, Ecclestone spins it into Perry’s pads and England collectively go up for lbw… no reaction from umpire Wharf, and the ball-tracking suggests it would have been “umpire’s call”. Maiden over.

  5. Post update

    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Kirstie Gordon is following the Jasprit Bumrah route – make your name in the T20 format, then move effortlessly into the Test arena.

  6. Post update

    We’re ready to resume. Sophie Ecclestone back for her third bowling spell of the day.

  7. How’s stat?!

    Phil Long

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Only one wicket in that session, but 37 overs bowled.

  8. Post update

    Kirstie Gordon’s father John on TMS:“If you Google Azhar Ali, you’ll find he played for Hyderabad, Pakistan… and Huntly!”

    Azhar Ali

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    Of course, you can now add Somerset to that list!

  9. Post update

    Thanks, Adam – a solid debut. Just to catch up with some more highlights, here’s another four from Rachael Haynes, and Ellyse Perry reaching her half-century.

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    Video caption: Haynes hits Marsh to the boundary

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    Video caption: Perry pulls to reach her half-century
  10. interval

    As England contemplate how to get stuck into the Australian middle and lower order, this debutant will hand back to a man with countless live text caps,Mark Mitchener,to guide you through proceedings.

  11. Post update

    Kirstie Gordon’s mother Fiona on TMS:“We realised quite early that if Kirstie wanted to become professional and do anything with cricket, she’d have to come south – so she went to Loughborough to study. She’s just finished her degree there.

    “We have to say, Cricket Scotland have always been very, very supportive of the whole process, and Kirstie’s been very appreciative of it.”

    Alison Mitchell with Kirstie Gordon's parents

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  12. Post update

    BBC Test Match Special

    On Test Match Special during tea, Alison Mitchell will be speaking to Kirstie Gordon’s parents Fiona and John, who spent 10 hours driving down from Scotland to Taunton yesterday, to watch their daughter’s Test debut.

    This was her maiden Test wicket:

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    Video caption: Gordon bowls Healy for 58
  13. interval

    Tea interval

    Aus 203-3 (Perry 51, Haynes 26)

    The last over before tea which Gordon races through. Haynes plays out a maiden but she won’t mind. The run-rate may have slowed up from Australia after lunch but the loss of only one wicket for 97 runs means the session belongs to the tourists. Their grip on the Ashes feels that bit tighter after the last two hours of cricket.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I love seeing Tammy Beaumont under the lid at short leg. She’s a lot like James Taylor – they’re of a similar build, not the tallest, but very good fielders there.

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    50 for Ellyse Perry

    Aus 203-3

    An excellent half century from this brilliant cricketer is brought up with a fine pull shot for four. Seven wickets in the last ODI match, now 50 with the bat here, she really is tormenting England.

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    Video caption: Perry pulls to reach her half-century
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    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    A double hundred in the last Test between these countries in 2017, and a fifty this time. Perry is looking ominously well set.

  17. Aus 199-3

    Perry 47, Haynes 26

    Kirstie Gordon returns to the attack and she starts with an absolute yum-yum – a full toss begging to be hit for four and Perry obliges as this partnership moves dangerously to 39 already.

  18. comments

    hypocaust:Talk on TV commentary is of Australia being contained, but that comes more from looking at the game through the lens of men’s Tests.

    This is the highest run rate first innings of a women’s Test in England for 21 years.

  19. One of the golden rules of cricket… don’t allow Australians space on the back foot outside off stump! Shrubsole makes that mistake and Haynes cuts for four. A sixth boundary already for the left-hander.

  20. Post update

    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    All the players you speak to, voice their support for the multi-format series. And yet it’s not quite happening [outside England v Australia].

    If someone like New Zealand’s Suzie Bates ends her career without playing a Test, it’s a damning indictment of women’s cricket. She’s been a pre-eminent player across a decade. Imagine if James Anderson or Stuart Broad had never played a Test.

    Suzie Bates

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