Shafali Verma. Shafali Verma becomes first Indian Woman Cricketer to score fifty in both innings on Test debut
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- Shefali Verma’s bat has run once again
- He also scored a half-century in the second innings.
- This is Shefali Verma’s first Test match
The Indian women’s cricket team may be facing difficulties in the Test against England being played at the County Cricket Ground, but opener Shefali Verma has no answer. In the first innings of the debut Test, where she scored 96 runs in 152 balls with the help of 13 fours and 2 sixes, Shefali also rocked in the second innings. Shefali has once again scored a half-century for the Indian women’s team playing the follow-on and she is still at the crease. She has accomplished a new feat, which no Indian woman cricketer could do.
Shefali Verma made a new record
17-year-old Shefali, a resident of Rohtak, Haryana, has made a special achievement in her name at a young age. She has become the first Indian woman player to score more than 50 runs in both the innings of the debut test. Along with this, Shefali has also become the youngest player to score half-centuries in both the innings of the debut test. Shefali is a fan of former explosive opener Virender Sehwag and bats just like him. Let us inform that England had declared 396 for 9 in their first innings. In reply, the Indian team was all out for 231 in the first innings and then was forced to play the follow-on.
Fourth cricketer in the world to do so
Shafali Verma is the fourth woman cricketer in the world to have scored 50-plus in both the innings of the first Test of her career. First of all, this feat has been done by England’s Lesser Cook. He did this in his debut Test in the year 1986. After him, the second number in the list is Sri Lankan player Vanessa Bowen. Bowen scored fifty in both innings of his Test debut in 1998. In this list, Australia’s female cricketer Jess Johnsen is in third place. He made 50-plus scores in both the innings while making his debut in 2015. At the same time, now Shefali has done this after six of Johnsen.
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