List of women's Test cricket records

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This is a list of women's Test cricket records; that is, record team and individual performances in women's Test cricket. Records for the short form of women's international cricket, One Day Internationals, are at List of women's One Day International cricket records.

Cricket is, by its nature, capable of generating large numbers of records and statistics. Women's Test cricket has been played since 1934–35 with essentially the same rules as are played today, and therefore many comparisons can be made of teams and individuals through these records.

Listing criteria

In general the top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Listing notation

Team notation
  • (300-3) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets and the innings was closed, either due to a successful run chase or if no playing time remained.
  • (300-3 d) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets, and declared its innings closed.
  • (300) indicates that a team scored 300 runs and was all out.
Batting notation
  • (100) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was out.
  • (100*) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was not out.
Bowling notation
  • (5-100) indicates that a bowler has captured 5 wickets while conceding 100 runs.
Currently playing
  • Current Test cricketers are shown in bold.

Team records

Team wins, losses and draws

Matches played

Team 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won
 Australia December 1934 72 20 10 42 0 27.77
 England December 1934 93 20 14 59 0 21.50
 India October 1976 36 5 6 25 0 13.88
 Ireland July 2000 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 Netherlands July 2007 1 0 1 0 0 0.00
 New Zealand February 1935 45 2 10 33 0 4.44
 Pakistan April 1998 3 0 2 1 0 0.00
 South Africa December 1960 12 1 5 6 0 8.33
 Sri Lanka April 1998 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 West Indies May 1976 12 1 3 8 0 8.33

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 2 September 2015.


Most consecutive Test draws
Draw Team Period
11  India 1983–84 (Delhi) — 1990–91 (Sydney)
9  England 1954 (Worcester) — 1960–61 (Johannesburg)
 New Zealand 1978–79 (Melbourne) — 1989–90 (Wellington)
 New Zealand 1991–92 (New Plymouth) — 2004 (Scarborough)*
8  England 1995–96 (Hyderabad) — 1999 (Shenley)
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 2 September 2009.
* indicates the sequence is in progress.

Result records

Greatest win margins (by innings)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Season
1 Innings and 337 runs  England (503–5 d) beat  New Zealand (44 and 122) Lancaster Park 1934-35
2 Innings and 140 runs  Australia (344) beat  England (103 and 101) Denis Compton Oval 2001
3 Innings and 102 runs  Australia (338–6 d) beat  New Zealand (149 and 87) Basin Reserve 1947-48
4 Innings and 96 runs  England (455) beat  South Africa (130 and 229) County Ground, Taunton 2003
5 Innings and 88 runs  Australia (354–9 d) beat  New Zealand (98 and 168) Adelaide 1956-57

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 March 2009.

Greatest win margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Season
1 309 runs  Sri Lanka (305–9 d and 275–8 d) beat  Pakistan (171 and 100) Colts Cricket Club Ground 1997-98
2 188 runs  New Zealand (168 and 220–8 d) beat  South Africa (111 and 89) Sahara Stadium Kingsmead 1971-72
3 186 runs  Australia (213 and 173–5 d) beat  England (72 and 128) Adelaide Oval 1948-49
4 185 runs  England (204 and 164–7 d) beat  New Zealand (61 and 122) Eden Park 1948-49
5 161 runs  Australia (274-9 d and 156–6 d) beat  England (168 and 101) St Lawrence Ground 2015

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 15 August 2015.

Narrowest win margins (by wickets)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Season
1 2 wickets  Australia (120 and 160–8) beat  England (158 and 120) New Road, Worcester 1951
2 4 wickets  England (144 and 173–6) beat  New Zealand (212 and 104) Cooks Gardens 1991-92
3 5 wickets  India (161–9 d and 55–5) beat  West Indies (127 and 88) Moin-ul-Haq Stadium 1976-77
 Australia (78 and 139–5) beat  England (124 and 92) The Gabba 2002-03
 India (307 and 98–5) beat  England (99 and 305) County Ground, Taunton 2006

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 March 2009.

Narrowest win margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Season
1 2 runs  England (196 and 194) beat  India (263 and 125) Keenan Stadium 1995-96
2 5 runs  England (91 and 296) beat  Australia (262 and 120) Adelaide Oval 1984-85
3 24 runs  England (214–4 d and 164) beat  West Indies (188 and 166) Edgbaston 1979
4 25 runs  England (222 and 231) beat  Australia (302 and 126) Stanley Park 1937
5 31 runs  Australia (300 and 102) beat  England (204 and 167) County Ground, Northampton 1937

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 March 2009.

Tied Tests

There have been no tied matches in women's Test cricket.[1]

Follow On Records (Victory after Following-on)

No team has won a match after being made to follow-on.[2]

Team scoring records

Most runs in the fourth innings to win
Runs Teams Venue Season
198-3  Australia (v England) Bankstown Oval 2011
183-4  India (v England) Wormsley Park 2014
173-3  England (v New Zealand) Hagley Oval 1968-69
173-6  England (v New Zealand) Cooks Gardens 1991-92
160-8  Australia (v England) New Road, Worcester 1951
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 2 September 2015.

Individual records

Individual records (batting)

Career runs

Innings or series

Highest proportion of runs in a completed innings total

Percentage Runs Batsman Opponent Venue Season
68.29% 112* of 164 England Enid Bakewell v West Indies Edgbaston 1979
61.01% 108 of 177 India Shantha Rangaswamy v New Zealand Dunedin 1976–77
59.30% 204 of 344 Australia Michelle Goszko v England Denis Compton Oval 2001
59.23% 77* of 130 New Zealand Eris Paton v England Eden Park 1957–58
55.91% 137 of 245 England Claire Taylor v Australia Headingley 2001
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 19 March 2009.

Half Centuries, Centuries and Double Centuries

Individual records (bowling)

Career

Series

Most wickets in a series
Wickets Matches Player Series
23 3 England Julia Greenwood v West Indies, 1979
23 5 India Shubhangi Kulkarni v West Indies, 1976–77
21 3 Australia Betty Wilson v England, 1957–58
21 5 England Avril Starling v Australia, 1984–85
20 3 England Myrtle Maclagan v Australia, 1934–35
England Mary Duggan v Australia, 1951
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 19 March 2009.

Innings

Match

Best figures in a match
Bowling Player Opponent Venue Season
13-226 Pakistan Shaiza Khan v West Indies Karachi 2003-04
11-16 Australia Betty Wilson v England Junction Oval 1957-58
11-63 England Julia Greenwood v West Indies Canterbury 1979
11-107 England Lucy Pearson v Australia Sydney 2003
10-65 Australia Betty Wilson v New Zealand Basin Reserve 1947-48
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 20 March 2009.

Individual records (fielding)

Most catches in Test career

Rank Catches Player Matches
1 25 England Carole Hodges 18
2 21 India Sudha Shah 21
3 20 Australia Lyn Fullston 12
4 15 England Hazel Sanders 12
England Lydia Greenway 14

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 2 September 2015.

Individual records (wicket-keeping)

Individual records (other)

Partnership records

Highest wicket partnerships

Partnership Runs Batsmen Team Opponent Venue Season
1st wicket 241 Kiran Baluch (242) Sajjida Shah (98)  Pakistan v West Indies National Stadium, Karachi 2003–04
2nd wicket 275 Thirush Kamini (192) Poonam Raut (130)  India v South Africa Gangotri Glades Cricket Ground 2014–15
3rd wicket 309 Lindsay Reeler (110*) Denise Annetts (193)  Australia v England Collingham and Linton Cricket Club Ground 1987
4th wicket 253 Karen Rolton (209*) Louise Broadfoot (71)  Australia v England Headingley 2001
5th wicket 138 Johmari Logtenberg (74) Charlize van der Westhuizen (83)  South Africa v England Denis Compton Oval 2003
6th wicket 229 Jodie Fields (139) Rachael Haynes (98)  Australia v England New Road, Worcester 2009
7th wicket 157 Mithali Raj (214) Jhulan Goswami (62)  India v England Taunton 2002
8th wicket 181 Sally Griffiths (133) Debbie Wilson (92*)  Australia v New Zealand Cornwall Park 1989–90
9th wicket 107 Beverly Botha (72) Maureen Payne (33)  South Africa v New Zealand Newlands 1971–72
10th wicket 119 Shelley Nitschke (81*) Clea Smith (42)  Australia v England County Ground, Hove 2005
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 2 September 2009.

Highest partnerships

Rank Runs Batsmen Team Opponent Venue Season
1 309 (3rd wicket) Lindsay Reeler (110*) Denise Annetts (193)  Australia v England Collingham and Linton Cricket Club Ground 1987
2 275 (2nd wicket) Thirush Kamini (192) Poonam Raut (130)  India v South Africa Gangotri Glades Cricket Ground 2014–15
3 253 (4th wicket) Karen Rolton (209*) Louise Broadfoot (71)  Australia v England Headingley 2001
4 241 (1st wicket) Kiran Baluch (242) Sajjida Shah (98)  Pakistan v West Indies National Stadium, Karachi 2003-04
5 235 (2nd wicket) Betty Snowball (189) Molly Hide (110)  England v New Zealand Lancaster Park 1934–35
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 2 September 2015.

See also

Notes and references

  1. "Records - Tied matches". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Records - Victory after a follow on". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Same match.
  4. "Statsguru - Women's Test matches - Batting records". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 May 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. WTest - bowling average - Cricinfo

General references