India’s record for highest team total in Women’s Test Cricket

New Delhi: On day two of the one-off Test match against South Africa, India achieved a record-breaking team total of 603/6 in women’s Test cricket, beating the previous mark of 575/9 established by Australia. In any international competition, India also became the first nation to surpass the 600-run threshold.

Richa Ghosh, a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, reached the boundary when she struck a four off the first ball of Annerie Dercksen’s 109th over. The record was achieved in large part because of the noteworthy opening combination of 292 runs between Indian openers Shafali Verma (205) and Smriti Mandhana (149).

Additionally, the team achieved the greatest innings ever in a day in a Test match, shattering the record held by the men’s team from Sri Lanka. India defeated South Africa with 525 runs for four wickets on the first day. The group broke the men’s team record set by Sri Lanka in 2002 in Colombo versus Bangladesh, which stood at 509 runs for nine wickets. India vs. South Africa: Chennai, June 2024, 603 for 6 Wickets: On the second day of the one-off Test match between India and South Africa in Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, the Indian side scored the highest team total in women’s cricket history, 603 for 6.

Australia against South Africa: Perth, February 20, 24; 579 for 9 Wickets: Australia hosted South Africa for one Test match in February 2024. It defeated South Africa on Day 1 with a maximum total of 458 runs, claiming 9 wickets and scoring 575 runs in only 125.2 overs.

Australia against. England: Guildford 1998, 569 for 6 Wickets: Australia amassed a total of 569 runs for six wickets in the first Test match of the 1998 Ashes in England. With the aid of this inning, Australia smashed New Zealand’s 1996 women’s Test cricket record of 517 wickets.

Australia vs. India: 525 All Out at Ahmedabad (1984): at the third Test of a month-long tour of India, Australia scored 525 runs in Ahmedabad, establishing an 182-run advantage over India’s 343 first-inning total.

England against. New Zealand: Scarborough (1996), 517 for 8 While on a three-match Test tour of England, New Zealand, captained by Sarah Illingworth, scored one of the best format totals in history in the first Test match of the series. They scored 517 runs in total.


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