Annabel Sutherland scores maiden Test Double Century

Annabel Sutherland, an all-rounder, becomes the fifth Australian woman to achieve a Test score of 200, contributing to Australia’s dominance over South Africa on the second day at the WACA. In her fifth Test match, the 22-year-old joins the ranks of Ellyse Perry, Karen Rolton, Michelle Goszko, and Joanne Broadbent in attaining a Test double-century for Australia.

Annabel Sutherland scores maiden Test Double Century. PC: Getty
Annabel Sutherland scores maiden Test Double Century. PC: Getty

Australia are hosting South Africa for an all-format series. Australia clinched both the white-ball series. The historic one-off Test match at the W.A.C.A., Perth. It is their maiden face-off against each other in the red-ball format. Australian skipper Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. After being inserted to bat first, South Africa failed to counter the seaming conditions on offer as they were bundled out for their lowest score (76) in the red-ball format in the 32nd over of the innings.

The home side were rocked early as Masabata Klaas accounted for Australia’s top order Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, and Tahlia McGrath to push the home side on the back foot. However, Beth Mooney and skipper Alyssa Healy led Australia’s recovery by taking them into a first-innings lead before Beth Mooney’s departure. Annabel Sutherland joined skipper Alyssa Healy and completed her well-deserved half-century before the end of play on Day 1. Annabel Sutherland continued with her positive approach alongside her overnight partner Ashleigh Gardner.

She scored her maiden double century, becoming the 9th player overall and the 5th Australian to score a double century (210 off 256 balls) in a Women’s Test match. She claimed the record for the fastest double century in a Women’s Test match as she managed to get it in just 248 balls, surpassing the previous best (Karen Rolton 306 balls Vs England 2001) by 58 balls. At the age of 22 years and 126 days, she also became the 2nd youngest player after Mithali Raj (19 years and 254 days) to score a double century in a Women’s Test match.

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