Image Source : BCCI/X Shafali Verma during the Test match against South Africa in Chennai on June 28, 2024

Indian youngster Shafali Verma recorded a maiden double hundred to boost India past 400 on Day 1 of an only Test match against South Africa in Chennai on Friday, June  28. Shafali smashes 205 runs off 197 balls to register the fastest double century in women’s Test cricket history.

The 20-year-old broke the Australian star Annabel Sutherland’s record for the fastest double ton which she achieved in 248 balls against South Africa in February 2024. Shafali also became the only second Indian and the tenth overall cricketer to register a double hundred in women’s Tests.

Fastest double hundred in women’s Test cricket

  1. Shafali Verma (India) – 194 balls vs South Africa, 2024
  2. Annabel Sutherland (Australia) – 248 balls vs South Africa, 2024
  3. Karen Rolton (Australia) – 306 balls vs England, 2001

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