England v India, only women's Test, Wormsley, 4th day

India 2, England 0, draws 6

A stats review after the only women's Test between India and England at Wormsley

Bishen Jeswant

August 16, 2014

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Jenny Gunn performed the rare double of taking five wickets and scoring a fifty in the same Test, and won the Player-of-the-Match award despite ending up on the losing side. © Getty Images

0 Number of Tests, out of eight, that India have lost against England in England. They have drawn six, and won their second today. A scheduled ninth Test at Shenly in August 2002 was abandoned on Day 3 and an ODI was arranged at Beaconsfield instead.

20 Number batsmen dismissed lbw in this Test, a record for a single match. Eight Indian batsmen and 12 English batsmen were dismissed lbw in this Test.

62 Runs scored by Jenny Gunn during England's second innings. This was the second highest score by an English player batting at No. 8 or below. The English record is held by Mandie Godliman, who scored 65 at Taunton in 2002, also against India.

8 Number of years since the Indian women's cricket team last played a Test match. That was also in England, in August 2006, and India won by five wickets on that occasion.

2 Number of players to have ever taken five wickets in an innings and also posted a 50-plus score in the same Test. Ellyse Perry of Australia was the first player to do this when she scored 71 runs in Australia's first innings and took 5/38 in England's second innings of the Ashes Test at Perth this year. Gunn returned figures of 5-19 in the first innings of this Test and also scored 62, thus becoming the second woman to achieve this feat.

4 Number of times in Tests that the Player-of-the-Match award has been given to a player from the losing team. Apart from Ellyse Perry, the other three instances have involved English players - Claire Taylor, Clare Connor and now Jenny Gunn.

626 Total runs scored by Mithali Raj in Test cricket. During her innings of 50-not out, she went past Gargi Banerji and Sudha Shah to go fourth on the list of most Test runs scored by an Indian. The record is held by Sandhya Agarwal, who has scored 1110 Test runs.

50 Runs scored by Raj in India's second innings to help achieve the target of 181 set by England. This is only the second instance of a captain taking the team to victory by posting a 50-plus score in the fourth innings of a Test. The only other player to have done this is Alex Blackwell of Australia, against England at Sydney in January 2011.

51 Runs scored by Smriti Mandhana during India's second innings. This is the first time in 15 years that an Indian opener has made a 50-plus score in the second innings of a Test. The last time was when Anju Jain, the then Indian wicket-keeper, scored 59 runs against England at Shenly in July 1999.

2 Number of Tests hosted by Sir Paul Getty's Ground, Wormsley. The first Test here was played one year ago, in August 2013, between England and Australia. This is the world's newest Test venue. The last Test venue to be added to the women's game was the Bradman Oval at Bowral in February 2008.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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Posted by   on (August 17, 2014, 5:33 GMT)

The womens team is much better than the mens team......Shame on the mens team.......so much fame, money is wasted on the mens team........... I wonder if we spend the same amount of money of the womens team where would be they today ????

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