Australia v India – women’s Test day 3 by the numbers

Only Test – Australia v India
Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, 2 Oct
Stumps day 3 – Australia 143/4 trail India 377/8d by 234 runs
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377 – India’s total was the highest by a visiting side in women’s Tests against Australia, beating New Zealand’s 335 at Junction Oval in 1972. India women’s previous highest total in any Test against Australia was 343 at Ahmedabad in 1984.

Only one team, Pakistan against West Indies in Karachi in 2004, has made a higher total in a women’s Test after losing the toss and being put in to bat:

  • 426/7d Pakistan v West Indies, Karachi, 2004
  • 377/8d India v Australia, Carrara, 2021
  • 371 Australia, v New Zealand, Auckland, 1990

1984 – The last visiting side to declare a women’s Test innings in Australia was England at the WACA, thirty-seven years ago.

2.60 – India’s run-rate was the fourth highest by a visiting team in Australia, and the highest when such a team that was batting in the 1st innings of the match.

66 – Deepti Sharma’s innings was the second highest Test score by an Indian woman in Australia, beaten only by Smriti Mandhana’s 127 earlier in the match. Sharma’s score was the second highest by a visiting player batting at #6 or lower in a women’s Test in Australia.

300 – Ellyse Perry became the third woman to take 300 international wickets in all formats. Perry is the first woman, and first Australian cricketer in men’s or women’s internationals, to achieve the career double of 5,000 runs and 300 wickets.

472 – With the bat, Perry is yet to be dismissed in a pink ball Test match. Her innings against England at North Sydney Oval in 2017, and against India at Carrara Stadium in this match, now total a combined 472 balls. In Test cricket overall, Perry has been dismissed just once in the last 897 balls she has faced.

43 – Jhulan Goswami became India women’s third highest wicket taker in Test cricket, overtaking Neetu David, who now serves as India women’s chief selector.


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Australia v India – women’s Test day 2 by the numbers

Only Test – Australia v India
Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, 1 Oct
Stumps day 2 – India 276/5 (101.5)
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127 – Smriti Mandhana’s innings was her maiden Test century and the highest score by any visiting player in women’s Tests against Australia. Mandhana was the first non-English woman to reach three figures in Australia against Australia:

  • 127 Smriti Mandhana (IND), Carrara, 2021
  • 124* Molly Hide (ENG), Sydney, 1949
  • 119 Myrtle Maclagan (ENG), Sydney 1935
  • 114* Charlotte Edwards (ENG), Sydney 2011

The last visiting opener to score a women’s Test century in Australia was England’s Enid Bakewell, at Barton Oval, Adelaide in Dec 1968.

170 – In terms of balls faced, Mandhana’s hundred was the fifth fastest recorded in a women’s Test in Australia, and the fastest recorded for India in any women’s Test:

  • 137 Jan Brittin (ENG) v AUS, Perth, 1984
  • 156 Jill Kennare (AUS) v ENG, Perth, 1984
  • 162 Belinda Clark (AUS) v IND, Sydney, 1991
  • 166 Edna Barker (ENG) v AUS, Melbourne, 1969
  • 170 Smriti Mandhana (IND) v AUS, Carrara, 2021

102 – Mandhana’s 2nd wicket partnership with Punam Raut was India women’s first century partnership for any wicket in a Test in Australia, and their second highest stand in women’s Tests against Australia overall.

276 – India’s total is already their highest in a Test in Australia, and is the third highest total by a visiting side when batting 1st in a women’s Test in Australia.

2.71 – India’s run-rate is currently the second highest for any women’s Test innings by a visiting side in Australia.

0 – No team that has scored 275 or more runs in their 1st innings has gone on to lose a women’s Test match in Australia.


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Australia v India – Women’s Test day 1 by the numbers

Only Test – Australia v India
Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, 30 Sep
Stumps day 1 – India 132/1 (44.1)
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15 – Australia faced India in a women’s Test match for the first time since meeting at Adelaide Oval on 18-20 Feb 2006, an interval of fifteen years and 222 days.

1 – This was the first women’s international match in any format to be played at Carrara Stadium.

80* – Smriti Mandhana’s innings was her highest score in Test cricket, and the highest Test score by any Indian woman in Australia. The previous best for India in Australia was Rajani Venugopal’s 58 at Richmond in 1991.

The last visiting opener to score 80+ runs in a women’s Test innings in Australia, was New Zealand’s Barb Bevege, at University Oval, Sydney in 1979.

51 – Mandhana’s fifty, which came off 51 balls, was the fastest recorded in a women’s Test in Australia, and the third fastest recorded in any women’s Test:

BF
40 Sangita Dabir (IND) v ENG, Kolkata, 1995
63 off 52 balls Vanessa Bowen (SL) v PAK, Colombo, 1998*
51 Smriti Mandhana (IND) v AUS, Carrara, 2021
57 Maia Lewis (NZ) v ENG, Worcester, 1996

*no precise balls faced for Bowen on reaching her half-century

93 – Mandhana’s opening stand with Shafali Verma was India women’s highest partnership for any wicket in Australia, beating Venugopal’s 84 run 3rd wicket stand with Sandhya Agarwal at North Sydney Oval in 1991.

The partnership was the highest opening stand in a women’s Test against Australia since England’s Charlotte Edwards and Jan Brittin made 103 in the 2nd Ashes Test at Harrogate in Aug 1998.

India women have only made one higher opening partnership when batting 1st in a Test:

  • 109 Sandhya Agarwal & Gargi Banerjee v ENG, Blackpool, 1986
  • 93 Smriti Mandhana & Shafali Verma v AUS, Carrara, 2021
  • 88 Fowzieh Khalili & Shobha Pandit v WI, Lucknow, 1976

7 – There have now been as many sixes hit in the two women’s Test matches staged in 2021, as there were in the eight previous women’s Tests played.

4 – The only previous time that an Australia women’s Test XI featured four debutants aged 22 or younger, including three teenagers, was against England at Brisbane in 1934 (the first women’s Test match).


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Australia v India – 2nd women’s ODI by the numbers

2nd ODI – Australia v India
Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay, 24 Sep 2021
Australia 275/5 (50.0) beat India 274/7 (50.0) by 5 wickets
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275 – Australia last gasp win saw them complete the third highest successful chase in women’s ODI history:

  • 289 Australia beat New Zealand by 4 wickets at Sydney, 2012
  • 276 New Zealand beat Australia by 5 wickets at Auckland, 2017
  • 275 Australia beat India by 5 wickets at Mackay, 2021

0 – This is the sixth time that Australia women have won an ODI chase with no balls remaining.

274 – India’s total was their second highest in ODIs against Australia, and the highest any side had made against Australia since the start of their world record winning run.

26 – That world record winning streak now extends to 26 one-day international matches. Australia’s last defeat in the format was against England at Coff’s Harbour on 29 Oct 2017.

125* – Beth Mooney’s innings was her highest international score and her first century in an ODI run chase. Mooney’s 125* was the sixth highest score by any woman in an ODI chase.

8 – Australia’s star batting trio of Alyssa Healy (0), Meg Lanning (6) and Ellyse Perry (2) were dismissed for a combined total of just eight runs. This is their lowest aggregate in an ODI in which all three have batted, beating the nine they combined for against England at the MCG in 2014.

0 – Healy’s innings was her first duck in an ODI since being bowled by Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu at Dambulla on 20 Sep 2016. Healy had played a sequence of forty innings over a period of five years since her last duck in the format.

7 – Perry’s dismissal was just the seventh run out Australia have suffered since the start of 2018, the lowest number for any side in that time.

3 – This was the first time that Australia women had lost three wickets in the powerplay since the start of their winning streak.

223 – Having been reduced to 52/4, Australia scored the most runs ever after the fall of the 4th wicket in a successful chase. No side had ever previously required over 200 runs form such a position and gone on to win:

  • 223 AUS v IND, 2021 (52/4, target 275)
  • 176 AUS v NZ, 1997 (57/4, target 233)
  • 166 ENG v IND, 2019 (40/4, target 206)

74 – Tahlia McGrath’s innings was her maiden international half-century, and the highest score by a player batting at #6 or lower in a successful women’s ODI run chase.

126 – Mooney and McGrath’s partnership was Australia’s highest stand for the 5th wicket or lower in an ODI run chase, beating Denise Annetts and Lyn Larsen’s 112 against New Zealand at Christchurch in 1990.

97* – Mooney’s partnership with Nicola Carey (who made her highest ODI score of 39*) was Australia women’s second highest 6th wicket stand in ODIs, and the highest partnership for the 6th wicket or lower by any side in a successful women’s ODI chase.

86 – Smriti Mandhana’s innings was her fifth ODI score of fifty or more runs in nine career innings against Australia.

68 – India’s powerplay total was the joint highest by any side in ODIs against Australia since the 2017 World Cup.

74 – Mandhana and Shafali Verma’s partnership was the highest opening stand for India women against Australia on home soil, beating Anagha Deshpande and Anjum Chopra’s 69 at North Sydney Oval in 2009.

3 – McGrath’s figures with the ball (9-0-45-3) were the best of her ODI career. McGrath became the fourth Australia woman to both take three or more wickets and score seventy or more runs in the same ODI.

2.93 – Sophie Molineux, who took 8-0-28-2, has the best economy rate of any bowler to have delivered ten or more overs in women’s ODIs since the start of 2018.

40 – Richa Ghosh became the fifth player aged under eighteen to score forty or more runs in a women’s ODI innings against Australia.

53 – Pooja Vastrakar and Jhulan Goswami’s partnership was India women’s highest stand for the 7th wicket in an ODI since 2012.

38 – Goswami (38 years 303 days) was the oldest bowler to take an ODI wicket against Australia women since England’s Clare Taylor in Aug 2005 (40y 89d).


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

England v New Zealand – 4th women’s ODI by the numbers

4th ODI – England v New Zealand
County Ground, Derby, 23 Sep 2021
England 245/7 (49.3) beat New Zealand 244/8 (50.0) by 3 wickets
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4 – England women have now won their last four bilateral ODI series, their longest such run since 2016:

  • England 2-0 Pakistan, in Malaysia, 2019
  • England 2-1 New Zealand, in New Zealand, 2021
  • England 2-1 India, in England, 2021
  • England 3-1 New Zealand, in England, 2021

244 – New Zealand’s total was their highest in the 1st innings of an ODI against England since 2008.

245 – England completed their highest successful ODI chase, beating the 243 they chased down against New Zealand at Lincoln in 2008.

101 – Heather Knight’s innings was her second ODI century, and just the seventh hundred by an English woman in an ODI run chase. Knight was the third England captain to reach three figures in an ODI chase:

  • 110* Karen Smithies v IND, Trent Bridge, 1999
  • 106* Charlotte Edwards v NZ, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, 2013
  • 101 Heather Knight v NZ, County Ground, Derby 2021

1 – Knight’s 101 was the first women’s international hundred of the English summer, and the first time that a woman had made an international century in England in September.

Knight’s returns in the last five years have been a marked improvement on the early stages of her career. In 52 matches from the start of her career until the end of 2015, Knight scored 1,100 ODI runs at an average of 28.20 and a strike rate of 61.76 (HS 79, 7×50). Since the start of 2016, Knight has made 2,123 runs in 59 matches at an average of 48.25 and a SR of 79.15 (HS 106, 2×100, 15×50).

100 – Knight’s partnership with Amy Jones was England women’s sixth century stand for the 4th wicket or lower in an ODI run chase. Knight has been involved in eleven century partnerships in ODIs, the fifth most by an English woman in the format.

52 – Lauren Winfield-Hill and Tammy Beaumont’s partnership was England women’s first 50+ opening stand in an ODI since Dec 2019, and the first between Winfield-Hill and Beaumont since playing against South Africa at Bristol during the 2017 World Cup.

9 – Charlie Dean became the first England women’s bowler to take nine wickets in a bilateral ODI series since Dani Hazell in Sri Lanka in Nov 2016.

65* – Katey Martin’s innings was her first ODI half-century since March 2017, and her first against England since March 2008.

36 – At 36 years 228 days, Martin was the oldest player to score an ODI half-century for the White Ferns since Debbie Hockley scored 53 against India at Lincoln during the 2000 World Cup, aged 38 years 32 days.

54 – Amy Satterthwaite’s innings was the 31st score of fifty or more in her ODI career, the eighth most by any woman in the format. Nine of those innings have been made against

4 – Hannah Rowe’s figures (10-0-47-4) were the best of her ODI career. Before this series, Rowe had taken twenty wickets in twenty-six ODIs at an average of 31.95. In this series so far, Rowe has taken eight wickets in three matches at 16.87.


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

England v New Zealand – 3rd women’s ODI by the numbers

3rd ODI – England v New Zealand
Grace Road, Leicester, 21 Sep 2021
New Zealand 181/7 (45.5) beat England 178 (48.3) by 3 wickets
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1 – New Zealand women recorded their first ODI win away from home since 13 July 2018.

5 – Lea Tahuhu figures were the best of her ODI career, and the second best ODI figures for New Zealand women against England:

  • 6-32 Beth McNeill, Lincoln, 2008
  • 5-37 Lea Tahuhu, Grace Road, 2021
  • 5-39 Leigh Kasperek, Grace Road, 2018

32/4 – England’s powerplay total was their worst in terms of both runs scored and wickets lost, in that phase of an ODI innings since their Ashes defeat at Canterbury in Jul 2019.

2 – Molly Penfold’s figures (10-1-42-2) were the best by a White Ferns bowler on ODI debut since Feb 2019.

100 – Having been reduced to 78/7, the runs added for wickets 8-10 were the third most England women have scored after the fall of the 7th wicket in an ODI:

  • 109 v NZ, Chennai, 2007
  • 109 v SA, Worcester, 2018
  • 100 v NZ, Leicester, 2021

49* – Katherine Brunt’s innings was her third highest ODI score, and the third longest innings of her international career in all formats (98 balls faced, 122 minutes batted).

29 – Kate Cross’ innings was her highest international score.

53 – Brunt and Cross’ partnership was England women’s second highest 9th wicket stand in an ODI, and the sixth highest such partnership for any side.

5 – England have now been bowled out all five times they have batted 1st in an ODI in 2021, their second most such innings in a calendar year.

4 – Katherine Brunt’s figures (10-2-22-4) were her best in ODIs against New Zealand. Brunt has now taken eight hauls of four wickets or more in her ODI career, the joint fourth most in the format.

36 – At 36 years 81 days, Brunt was the oldest bowler to take 4-fer for England in a women’s ODI.

300 – Brunt’s third wicket saw her become the second woman to take 300 international career wickets in all formats:

  • 333 Jhulan Goswami (IND) Test 41; ODI – 236; T20I – 56
  • 301 Katherine Brunt (ENG) Test – 43; ODI – 160; T20I – 98
  • 298 Ellyse Perry (AUS) Test -31; ODI -152; T20I – 115

49* & 4 – Brunt was the sixth English woman to both score forty or more runs and take four or more wickets in the same ODI.

70* – Maddy Green’s innings was her first ODI half-century since June 2018, and her first in a run chase.

1,000 – Amy Satterthwaite became the third woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs against England:

  • 2,004 Mithali Raj IND (53 innings)
  • 1,054 Belinda Clark AUS (26)
  • 1,029 Amy Satterthwaite NZ (33)

19* & 5 – Having wreaked havoc with the ball, Tahuhu then hit the winning runs in the chase, becoming the third White Ferns’ player to both take a five-wicket haul and score fifteen or more runs in the same ODI.


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Australia v India – 1st women’s ODI by the numbers

1st ODI – Australia v India
Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay, 21 Sep 2021
Australia 227/1 (41.0) beat India 225/8 (50.0) by 9 wickets
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1 – This was the first women’s international match to be held at Harrup Park, Mackay. The only previous time the ground hosted international cricket, was a Men’s World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka in 1992, which was rained off with just two balls bowled.

25 – Despite not having played for almost six months, and missing a number of key players, Australia women extended their world record winning streak to 25 consecutive ODIs.

2 – Australia’s win saw them get their first points on the board in the multi-format series. This is the first time these sides have played each other in a multi-format points series. Following their tour of England in June-July, India are the first side to feature in two multi-format series in the same calendar year.

225 – India’s total was the third highest a side has posted in the 1st innings against Australia during their winning streak. The last time Australia failed to chase down an ODI target lower than 250, was against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on 20 Feb 2016.

5 – Mithali Raj’s innings was her fifth consecutive ODI half century. Raj is one of three women to have made multiple sequences of five or more consecutive 50+ scores during their ODI career:

  • Ellyse Perry (AUS) 6 in 2014-15; 5 in 2016; 5 in 2017
  • Charlotte Edwards (ENG) 5 in 2004; 6 in 2013
  • Mithali Raj (IND) 7 in 2017; 5 in 2021

3 – This was the first time India women had fielded three or more ODI debutants in the same match since playing Ireland at Milton Keynes on 26 June 1999 (which happened to be Raj’s debut match).

4 – At 18 years 198 days, Darcie Brown (9-1-33-4) became the youngest bowler to take four or more wickets in an ODI for Australia. The previous youngest was Ellyse Perry, who was 19y 106d when she took 5-31 against New Zealand ay Junction Oval in 2010.

2 – Hannah Darlington (8-1-29-2) became the fifth teenager to take two wickets on ODI debut for Australia women.

93* – Rachael Haynes’ innings was her seventh score of fifty or more runs in her last ten ODI innings.

2,000 – Alyssa Healy’s run a ball 77 saw her become the fastest woman in terms of balls faced to reach 2,000 career runs in ODIs:

  • 1954 Alyssa Healy (AUS)
  • 2061 Natalie Sciver (ENG)
  • 2069 Meg Lanning (AUS)

In other words, Healy is the first woman to reach 2,000 runs at a 100+ strike rate.

Haynes also reached the 2,000 run milestone shortly after Healy. In terms of innings batted, Haynes was the fourth fastest Australian woman that mark:

  • 41 Belinda Clark
  • 45 Meg Lanning
  • 55 Karen Rolton
  • 58 Rachael Haynes

Healy has engineered a remarkable turnaround in her ODI fortunes in the last few years. In her first 41 innings until the end of the 2017 World Cup, Healy made 495 runs at an average of 15.96 and a strike rate of 92.00 (2×50, HS 63*). In 28 innings since the 2017 World Cup, Healy is the second highest run scorer in the format, with 1,509 runs at 55.88 and a SR of 106.49 (3×100, 11×50, HS 133).

126 – Healy and Haynes’ opening stand was their fourth century partnership in their last eight ODI innings together.

200 – Meg Lanning became the fourth Australia woman to make 200 hundred international appearances in all-formats:

  • 251 Alex Blackwell
  • 247 Ellyse Perry
  • 202 Alyssa Healy
  • 200 Meg Lanning

53* – Lanning’s innings was the 30th 50+ score of her ODI career, eighteen of which have been made in run chases.

67.51 – Lanning has the highest 2nd innings average of any woman to have batted in twenty or more ODI run chases. When batting 2nd in ODIs on home soil, Lanning averages 99.90.

101* – Lanning’s partnership with Haynes was their fifth century stand together in just ten innings during Australia’s record winning run.

94.66 – Haynes and Lanning have the highest average of any pairing to have batted five or more times together in women’s ODIs since the start of 2018.

58.70 – Overall, Australia average 58.70 runs per wicket for the first two wickets in ODIs since the start of 2018, compared with 41.62 for second placed England, and an average of 36.23 for the format as a whole.


Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.