Australia vs India Women's Test: Statistical highlights

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Sun, 03/10/2021
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2 day-night Women's Test matches have been played now. The Ashes Test match of 2017/18, at North Sydney Oval, was the first.

3 fifty-plus scores by Shafali Verma. She is 17, and is one of only two batters (Fowzieh Khalili is the other) to have scored three fifties before turning 18. From two Tests and four innings, Verma has 242 runs at 60.50.

7 instances of a Women's Test match involving three declarations.

22 venues have now hosted Women's Test matches in Australia (and 76 across the world), the Carrara Oval being the most recent.

44 wickets for Jhulan Goswami. She went past Neetu David (41). Among Indians, only Diana Edulji (63) and Shubhangi Kulkarni (60) have reached there.

84 highest partnership for any wicket for India in Australia before this Test match, between Sandhya Agarwal and Rajani Venugopal in 1990/91. In this Test match, Smriti Mandhana first added 93 with Shafali Verma, then 102 with Punam Raut.

86.62 batting average of Ellyse Perry (693 runs), the highest for anyone with a 10-innings cut-off. Denise Annetts had 810 runs at 81.90, but no one else has more than 63.

90 women have represented India in Test cricket. Yastika Bhatia and Meghna Singh were the latest.

127 scored by Smriti Mandhana in the first innings. This is the highest score by touring batter in Australia. She went past Molly Hide's 124*. For India, Deepti Sharma's 66 in the same innings is at second place. The previous record was Venugopal's 58.

158 scored by Mandhana in the match (127 and 31), the second-highest by a touring batter. Hide's 187 (63 and 124*) remains the record. The next two Indian entries are Shafali Verma's 83 in the same match (31 and 52) and Venugopal's 81 (23 and 58).

180 women have represented Australia in Test cricket. Darcie Brown, Stella Campbell, Annabel Sutherland, and Georgia Wareham were the latest.