List of 16 Milestones and Records made on Day 4 of India-South Africa Women’s Test

South Africa is touring India from June 16 to July 9 for a multi-format series. After the three-match ODI series, the teams faced off in a one-off Test at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. India posted a historic total of 603/6 before declaring their innings. South Africa put up a fight on Day 1, reaching 236/4, but were eventually bowled out for 266 on Day 3. Forced to follow on and trailing by 337 runs, South Africa showcased resilience, achieving their highest-ever innings total of 373 in Women’s Test cricket, bolstered by their highest 2nd wicket partnership and strong lower-order contributions.

List of 16 Milestones and Records made on Day 4 of India-South Africa Women’s Test
List of 16 Milestones and Records made on Day 4 of India-South Africa Women’s Test

On the final day, South Africa, following on, was led by Laura Wolvaardt’s resilient 122 from 314 balls. Nadine de Klerk supported with 61 runs, but the team was bowled out for 373. Sneh Rana and Deepti Sharma took 2 wickets each, with Rajeshwari Gayakwad and others contributing. India required just 37 runs to win, which they chased down easily without losing any wickets. Shafali Verma scored 24 off 30 balls, and Shubha Satheesh made 13 off 26, leading India to a 10-wicket victory.

Here are all the milestones recorded on the final day:

1) Laura Wolvaardt faced the most balls against India on Indian soil.

Most balls faced by a visiting batter in India in a W-TEST innings

Laura Wolvaardt(SA-W) 314 balls Chennai 2024
Maria Fahey(NZ-W) 303 balls Vapi 2003
Janette Brittin(ENG-W) 256 balls Hyderabad 1995
Mignon du Preez(SA-W) 253 balls Mysore 2014
Haidee Tiffen(NZ-W) 252 balls Vapi 2003

2) This one-off test match between India and South Africa records the joint most 100s in a WTest match.

Most 100s in a W-TEST Match

ENG-W vs IND-W Worcester 1986
4 100s
Janette Brittin 125
Carole Hodges 121
Sarah Potter 102
Sandhya Agarwal 190

IND-W vs SA-W Chennai 2024
4 100s
Shafali Verma 205
Smriti Mandhana 149
Laura Wolvaardt 122
Sune Luus 109

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3) Laura Wolvaardt scores maiden Test Hundred and became the 3rd Women cricketer to score hundreds in all formats after Heather Knight and Tammy Beaumont.

Laura Wolvaardt
122 vs IND-W 1st July Chennai 2024

110* vs SL-W 13th April Kimberley 2024
184* vs SL-W 17th April Potcheftstroom 2024
135* vs IND-W 19th June Bengaluru 2024

102* vs SL-W 27th March Benoni 2024

4) Laura Wolvaardt became the second Proteas skipper to score a test century

Test centuries for South African women’s captains:

Mignon du Preez v IND at Mysore, 2014
Laura Wolvaardt v IND at Chennai, 2024

5) Laura became the first South African woman to bat for over 300 minutes in a Test innings.

6) Laura scored the second most runs by a visiting batter on Indian soil

Highest score by a visiting batter in India in W-TESTs

Jill Kennare(AUS-W) 131 runs Ahmedabad 1984
Laura Wolvaardt(SA-W) 122 runs Chennai 2024
Sune Luus(SA-W) 109 runs Chennai 2024
Peta Verco(AUS-W) 105 runs Ahmedabad 1984
Karen Price(AUS-W) 104* runs Ahmedabad 1984

7) Nadine de Klerk’s scored her maiden TEST fifty (174 balls)

8) Sneh Rana posted second-best test figures for India in the tests

Best Test match figures by an Indian woman

10-78 Jhulan Goswami v ENG at Taunton, 2006
10-188 Sneh Rana v SA at Chennai, 2024
9-39 Deepti Sharma v ENG at DY Patil, 2023
9-85 Harmanpreet Kaur v SA at Mysore, 2014
9-90 Neetu David v ENG at Jamshedpur, 1995

9) Shafali Verma recorded the third-most runs in the W-test match

Most runs in a W-TEST match

Kiran Balcuh(PAK-W) 264 runs vs WI-W Karachi 2004
Tammy Beaumont(ENG-W) 230 runs vs AUS-W Nottingham 2023
Shafali Verma(IND-W) 229 runs vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Emily Drumm(NZ-W) 223 runs vs AUS-W Christchurch 1995
Karen Rolton(AUS-W) 218 runs vs ENG-W Leeds 2001

10) This test match has the second-highest aggregate runs in WTests

most aggregate runs in a W-TEST

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ENG-W vs AUS-W 1371 runs Nottingham 2023
IND-W vs SA-W 1279 runs Chennai 2024
ENG-W vs AUS-W 1143 runs Guildford 1998
ENG-W vs SA-W 1098 runs Shenley 2003
AUS-W vs ENG-W 1095 runs Canberra 2022

11) South Africa recorded the highest runs aggregate in their innings by a visiting team on Indian Soil in a WTests

Highest match runs aggregate by a visiting team in a WTEST against India

SA-W 639 runs Chennai 2024
AUS-W 525 runs Ahmedabad 1984
AUS-W 497 runs Wankhede 1984
AUS-W 480 runs Wankhede 2023
WI-W 449 runs Bengaluru 2976

12) South Africa recorded the highest runs aggregate against India in a WTests

Highest match runs aggregate Women’s Test against India

SA-W 639 runs Chennai 2024
ENG-W 585 runs Worcester 1986
ENG-W 568 runs Leicester 2006
ENG-W 527 runs Taunton 2002
AUS-W 525 runs Ahmedabad 1984

13) south Africa registered their highest innings total in the Women’s Test

Highest innings total for SA-W in W-TESTs

373/10 vs IND-W Chennai 2024
316/10 vs ENG-W Shenley 2003
285/8d vs ENG-W Shenley 2003
284/10 vs ENG-W Taunton 2022
266/8d vs ENG-W Cape Town 1961

14) India currently stands second in the list with the most consecutive wins (4)

Most Consecutive series wins in W-TESTs

Australia 5 1984-92
India 4* 2006-24
England 2 1934/35
Australia 2 1947-49
England 2 1960-63

15) Both India and South Africa entered the top 5 for the highest aggregate match runs, with the former standing 4th with 640 runs and the latter with 639 runs.

Highest aggregate match runs by a team in a women’s Test

AUS-W 730 runs vs ENG-W Nottingham 2023
AUS-W 650 runs vs ENG-W Taunton 2019
ENG-W 641 runs vs AUS-W Nottingham 2023
IND-W 640 runs vs SA-W Chennai 2024
SA-W 639 runs vs IND-W Chennai 2024

16) India recorded 6 wins, with 4 being consecutive, in their last 8 Tests.

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