List of 16 Milestones and Records made on Day 1 of India-South Africa Women’s Test

Harmanpreet Kaur-led India is currently hosting Laura Wolvaardt’s South Africa for a multi-format series. India has already secured a 3-0 victory in the three-match ODI series held in Bengaluru. The series now progresses to the ongoing one-off four-day red-ball Test match at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where India displayed dominance on Day 1 by scoring 525 runs, marking the highest-ever total by a team on Day 1 of a Test match.

List of 16 Milestones and Records made on Day 1 of India-South Africa Women's Test
List of 16 Milestones and Records made on Day 1 of India-South Africa Women’s Test

Opting to bat after winning the toss, India Women scored 525/4 in 98 overs. Shafali Verma achieved a milestone by recording the fastest double century in women’s Test cricket, reaching 200 in just 194 balls. She finished her innings with an impressive 205 off 197 balls. Smriti Mandhana also made a significant contribution with 149 runs, her highest-ever individual score across all formats. Jemimah Rodrigues added 55 runs, while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur remained unbeaten on 42 alongside Richa Ghosh, who scored 43 not out. South Africa’s bowlers struggled to make breakthroughs, with Delmi Tucker being the most successful, taking 2 wickets for 141 runs in 26 overs.

1)Smriti Mandhana became 2nd fastest to 500 Test runs

Fastest Indian to 500 TEST Runs (BY MATCHES)

Shafali Verma, Sandhya Agarwal 5 matches
Smriti Mandhana 7 matches
Hemlata Kala 7 matches
Shantha Rangaswamy 7 matches

2) Smriti scores her 2nd Test Century – 100 (122 balls)

3) Smriti Mandhana registers her highest-ever Test as well as individual score – 149 off 161 balls.

4) Smriti became the only Indian to score a century both Home & away in Test & ODIs

5) Shafali records the fastest 150 in the Women’s Test

Fastest recorded 150 in women’s Test cricket (by balls):

158 Shafali Verma (IND) v SA, today
209 Annabel Sutherland (AUS) v SA, 2024
212 Marizanne Kapp (SA) v ENG, 2022
213 Karen Rolton (AUS) v ENG, 1998
229 Tammy Beaumont (ENG) v AUS, 2023
249 Claire Taylor (ENG) v SA, 2003

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6) Shafali Verma equals top records to become the fastest Indian to 500 Test runs.

Fastest Indian to 500 Test Runs (BY MATCHES)
Shafali Verma 5 matches
Sandhya Agarwal 5 matches
Smriti Mandhana 7 matches
Hemlata Kala 7 matches
Shantha Rangaswamy 7 matches

7) Shafali became the youngest Indian to 500 test runs

Youngest Indian to 500 Test Runs

Shafali Verma 20y 152d
Sandhya Agarwal 21y 308d
Shantha Rangaswamy 23y 7d
Mithali Raj 23y 266d
Gargi Banerjee 24y 344d

8) Shafali records the fastest double century in Tests

Fastest 200 in Tests (BY BALLS FACED)

194 Shafali Verma IND v SA, 2024
248 Annabel Sutherland AUS v SA, 2024
306 Karen Rolton AUS v ENG, 2001
317 Tammy Beaumont ENG v AUS, 2023
343 Micehlle Goszko AUS v ENG, 2001

9) Shafali became the second youngest to score a test double-hundred

The youngest woman to score a Test double century:

19y 256d Mithali Raj (IND) v ENG, 2002
20y 152d Shafali Verma (IND) v SA, today
22y 127d Annabel Sutherland (AUS) v SA, 2024
23y 261d Michelle Goszko (AUS) v ENG, 2001
26y 22d Kiran Baluch (PAK) v WI, 2004

10) Shafali became the second Indian to score a double Century in a Test

Indians scoring a double century in Test cricket
Mithali Raj vs ENG, 2002
Shafali Verma vs SA, 2024

11) Shafali records second highest score by an Indian in the Test

Highest Score by an Indian in TESTs

Mithali Raj 214* vs ENG-W Taunton 2002
Shafali Verma 205 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Thirush Kamini 192 vs SA-W Mysore 2014
Sandhya Agarwal 190 vs ENG-W Worcester 1986
Smriti Mandhana 149 vs SA-W Chennai 2024

12)Shafali record the most sixes in a Test innings

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Most sixes in a TEST Innings

Shafali Verma 8 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Alyssa Healy 2 vs ENG-W North Sydney 2017
Laura Winfield-Hill 2 vs IND-W Bristol 2021
Shafali Verma 2 vs ENG-W Bristol 2021
Sophia Dunkley 2 vs AUS-W Canberra 2022

13) Shafali became the first women cricketer to score 200+ runs at more than a run-a-ball rate in a Test innings

14) Most partnership runs in TESTs (Overall all wickets)

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma 831 runs
Janette Brittin, Carole Hodges 691 runs
Sandhya Agarwal, Gargi Banerji 657 runs
Sandhya Agarwal, Sudha Shah 573 runs
Denise Emerson, Peta Verco 562 runs

15) 2nd Highest partnership for any wicket in TESTs

Denise Annetts, Lindsay Reeler (AUS-W) 309 vs ENG-W Wetherby 1987
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma 292 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Thirush Kamini, Punam Raut(IND-W) 275 vs SA-W Mysore 2014
Louise Broadfoot, Karen Rolton (AUS-W) 253 vs ENG-W Leeds 2001
Kiran Baluch, Sajjida Shah (PAK-W) 241 vs WI-W Karachi 2004

13) Highest Opening Partnership in TESTs

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma (IND-W) 292 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Kiran Baluch, Sajjida Shah (PAK-W) 241 vs WI-W Karachi 2004
Caroline Atkins, Arran Brindle (ENG-W) 200 vs IND-W Lucknow 2002
Belinda Clark, Belinda Haggett (AUS-W) 178 vs IND-W North Sydney 1991
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma (IND-W) 167 vs ENG-W Bristol 2021

14) The first instance of both opening batsmen scoring a century and a double century, respectively

Shafali Verma 205
Smriti Mandhana 149
vs SA-W 2024

15) Highest Test score by India in TESTs

525/4* vs SA-W Chennai 2024
467/10 vs ENG-W Taunton 2002
428/10 vs ENG-W DY Patil 2023
426/9 vs ENG-W Blackpool 1986
406/10 vs AUS-W Wankhede 2023

16) Highest ever Day 1 score in W-TESTS

India 525/4 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
England 431/4 vs NZ-W Christchurch 1935
India 410/7 vs ENG-W DY Patil 2023
New Zealand 362/5 vs ENG-W Guildford 1996
England 332/7 vs IND-W Worcester 1986

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