Top 5 Highest Totals In Women’s Test Cricket 

In this article, we mention the top 5 highest totals in Women’s test cricket 

Cricket a sport steeped in statistics, has witnessed numerous remarkable feats over the years, especially in test cricket, where teams have notched up some of the highest totals ever recorded. Women’s cricket, in particular, has been rapidly evolving in recent times.

Throughout the history of women’s test cricket only six instances have seen teams surpass the monumental 500-run mark in an innings. Among these, Australia leads the pack with three occurrences, followed by India, New Zealand and England, each achieving it once. Here, we delve into the details of the top five highest totals ever achieved in women’s test cricket.

Top 5 Highest Totals in Women’s Test Cricket: 

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New Zealand (517/8) vs England in 1996 

New Zealand’s highest test total in women’s cricket came in July 1996 at Scarborough against England. This match marked only the third occasion when a women’s team crossed the 500-run milestone in test cricket. England had initially posted a formidable total of 414 in their first innings, to which New Zealand responded resiliently, compiling 517/8 in 215 overs. Notably Kirsty Bond of New Zealand became the first female cricketer to score a double century in tests during this match amassing 204 runs. Despite the impressive batting displays, the game concluded in a draw due to time constraints.

Australia (525) vs India in 1984 

Australia achieved their first-ever 500-plus score in women’s test cricket in February 1984 against India in Ahmedabad. After India set a target with 343 runs in their first innings, Australia displayed a strong batting performance amassing 525 runs in 156.1 overs. Peta Verco (105), Karen Price (104*), and captain Jill Kennare (131) all registered centuries during this inning. However, the match ended in a draw, with India reaching 50/0 in their second innings before the allotted time expired.

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Australia (569/6d) vs England in 1998

Australia’s women’s team made history in August 1998! During a Test match against England in Guildford, they became the first team ever to score over 550 runs in a single innings. The match itself ended in a draw, with England putting up a good fight with scores of 414 and 160/1 in their two innings. But the real story belonged to Australia. Thanks to a monumental knock of 200 from Joanne Broadbent and a brilliant 131 by Mel Jones, along with some other solid contributions, Australia piled on a massive 569 runs before declaring. It was a truly dominant batting performance.

Australia (575/9d) vs South Africa in 2024 highest Total

In their one-off Test match against South Africa in Perth this February, Australia dominated! They set a new record for the highest total in a women’s Test innings, racking up a massive 575 runs before declaring at 9 wickets down. Annabel Sutherland stole the show with a wonderful double century, the fastest ever in women’s Tests, scoring a whopping 210 runs off just 248 balls. This massive win by an innings and 284 runs was a true display of Australia’s batting prowess.

India (603/6d) vs South Africa in 2024 highest Total

India scored 603/6d, with Smriti Mandhana (149) scoring the second-fastest test century and Shafali Verma smashing the fastest double century (194 balls). The highest opening partnership in women’s test cricket history was achieved by both batsmen when they put on 292 runs for the first wicket.

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