Eng W vs Ind W Test Statistical Review : A Test to remember for debutants, Shafali Verma sets record and more

Sneh Rana's phenomenal performance with both bat and ball ensured that India manages to salvage a draw.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 20 June 2021 12:06 am

India Women's team after a good start crumbled in their 1st innings and despite a follow-on, they managed to draw the one-off Test match. Sophie Ecclestone was phenomenal in the England women's bowling lineup, and for India, debutants shone. Sneh Rana's phenomenal performance with both bat and ball ensured that India manages to salvage a draw. Shafali Verma's 96 & 63 in both innings was another highlight as the 17-year-old set many benchmarks in her first Test.

Let us have a look at some of the numbers from one-off women's Test

167 - The 167-run stand between openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma is the 4th highest opening partnership in Women's Cricket and 2nd highest partnership overall for India Women's team.

Highest opening partnership in Women's Cricket :

Kiran Baluch & Sajjida Shah - 241 vs WI Women, 2004

Caroline Atkins & Arran Brindle - 200 vs Ind Women, 2002

Belinda Clark & Belinda Haggett - 178 vs Ind Women, 1991

Smriti Mandhana & Shafali Verma - 167 vs Eng Women, 2021

Enid Bakewell & Lynne Thomas - 164 vs Aus Women, 1976

Highest Partnership for India in Women's Cricket :

Thirush Kamini & Punam Raut - 275 vs SA Women, 2014

Smriti Mandhana & Shafali Verma - 167 vs Eng Women, 2021

Jhulan Goswami & Mithali Raj - 157 vs Eng Women, 2002

96 - Shafali Verma's knock of 96 is the highest score for an Indian Women player in debut Test innings. She surpassed the 26-year-old record of Chanderkanta Kaul, who smashed 75 in her debut Test innings against NZ Women in 1995. 

3 - Shafali Verma has most career sixes (3) in Tests for a women cricketer just after her debut Test match.

Most career sixes for women's cricketer in Test (Since the time it was counted in scorecards) :

Shafali Verma - 3
Laura Newton - 2
Alyssa Healy - 2
Shelley Nitschke - 2
Lauren Winfield-Hill - 2

80 - Sneh Rana's 80* is the highest score for an Indian Women in Tests while batting at no.8-11 position.

Highest score in Women's Test while batting at no. 8 - 11 :

Chamani Seneviratna - 105* vs Pak Women, 1998

Karen Price - 104* vs Ind Women, 1984

Debbie Wilson - 92* vs NZ Women, 1990

Shelley Nitschke - 88* vs Eng Women, 2005


Shelley Nitschke - 81* vs Eng Women, 2005

Sneh Rana - 80* vs Eng Women, 2021

8 - Sophie Ecclestone took 8 wickets in this Test, which is 2nd highest against India Women's team in a Test match.

Most wickets against Indian Women's team in a Test match :

Karen Price - 10 wickets vs Ind Women, 1984

Sophie Ecclestone - 8 wickets vs Ind Women, 2021