ENG W vs IND W: Shafali Verma breaks another record, becomes first women cricketer to hit 3 sixes in a Test match – Indian women’s team opener Shafali Verma, who made her debut with twin fifties against England in one of the Test in Bristol, broke yet another record as she becomes the first women cricketer to hit three sixes in a Test match. Shafali broke many records with her fearless knock in the first innings as well.
From the available records, the three sixes Shafali Verma has hit in this Test match (and that too on her debut!) are the most hit any player in their entire Test career in Women’s cricket.
Few others could manage just two during their Test career!#ENGWvINDW #ENGWvsINDW https://t.co/pRzRpqQIf7
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 19, 2021
Verma on Friday became the youngest woman, and the fourth overall, to score twin half-centuries in her debut Test match. Earlier the record was held by Australia’s Jessica Louise Jonassen. Jessica was 22 when she scored the fifties in both the inning of her debut Test. Sri Lanka’s Vanessa Bowen and England’s Lesley Cooke are the other two batters to have achieved the same milestone.
Verma is third in the list of most aggregate runs on Test debut match by an Indians.
Most aggregate runs on Test debut match by Indians
187 (187) – Shikhar Dhawan v Aus in 2013
177 (177) – Rohit Sharma v WI in 2013
151* (96+63) – Shafali Verma v Eng in 2021
156 (38 & 118) – Lala Amarnath v Eng 1933
Shafali also became the only third Indian women to score twin fifties in a Test match. Earlier, Sandhya Agarwal and Gargi Banerji had achieved the milestone.
Indian women with twin fifties in a Test
Sandhya Agarwal (134+83) v Aus, Mumbai, 1984
Gargi Banerji (60+75) v Eng, Blackpool, 1986
Shafali Verma (96+55*) v Eng, Bristol,2021 (on debut)
Meanwhile, India batter Deepti Sharma scored a magnificent fifty to help India recover after losing in-form Shafali Verma here at Bristol County Ground in the one-off test on Saturday. Deepti who was promoted up the order scored seven boundaries in her innings. Her partnership with Punam Raut helped India close the gap between India and England’s score.