Indian Women Break Test Record with 525 Runs in a Day

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India’s women cricketers shattered records on Friday, amassing 525 runs for four wickets on the first day of their one-off Test against South Africa. This achievement marks the highest total ever scored by any team in a single day of Test cricket.

The impressive total featured a lightning-fast double century from opener Shafali Verma, who reached the milestone in just 194 balls. Her partner, Smriti Mandhana, added to the tally with a century at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Their combined score of 354 runs is also a record for the most runs by openers in an innings in women’s Tests.

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Shafali’s double century eclipses Annabel Sutherland’s century off 248 balls against the Proteas earlier this year. The previous record for most runs in a single day was held by England’s Betty Snowball, who scored 189 runs on the first day of a Test match against New Zealand in 1935.

At 20 years old, Shafali is now the second Indian woman and the second youngest woman to achieve a double-century in Test matches, following Mithali Raj, who scored 214 runs against England in 2002 at the age of 19.

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