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Stats Analysis

Stats - Highest fourth-innings total, and the narrowest draw

All the stats highlights from the drawn women's Ashes Test

Heather Knight continued to add to her century, Australia vs England, Only Test, Women's Ashes, Canberra, January 29, 2022

Heather Knight became the first captain to score more than 200 runs in a women's Test  •  Getty Images

12 - Runs England fell short by to win the women's Ashes Test in Canberra. These are the fewest runs the chasing team fell short of the target in a draw in women's Tests. The previous lowest was 25 runs by New Zealand against England in Auckland, 1957 and England against India in Wetherby, 1986.
2 - Previous instances of a team losing nine wickets in the fourth innings during a draw in women's Tests. New Zealand finished on 203 for 9 in a 228-run chase against England in 1957, while England made 182 for 9 during a 303-run chase in 1986.
245 for 9 - England's second-innings total in Canberra. It is now the highest fourth-innings total in women's Tests, surpassing their previous record of 229 for 5 against India in Wetherby, 1986.
5.1 - England's run rate during their second innings, the highest in a women's Test innings of 120-plus balls. The previous highest was 4.96 by Australia against India in 1984, when they scored 139 for 6 in 28 overs. England's run rate of 5.1 is also the fourth-highest in any women's Test innings.
216 - Runs scored by Heather Knight in this Test, the most match-aggregate for an England player in women's Tests. Janette Brittin's 205 runs (146 and 59*) against Australia in Guildford in 1998 was the previous record for England Women.
2 - Knight's 216 runs in Canberra are also the second-highest in a women's Ashes Test, behind only Karen Rolton's 218 (209* and 9*) in Leeds, 2001. Knight's tally is also the fifth-highest in a women's Test.
1 - Knight also became the first captain to aggregate 200-plus runs in a women's Test match. Rachael Heyhoe-Flint's 191 runs against Australia (12 and 179) in 1976 were the previous most.
48 - Balls Natalie Sciver needed for her fifty to register the second-fastest known half-century in women's Tests. The fastest was by Sangita Dabir for India (50* off 42 balls) against England in 1995. Dabir's fifty came in only 40 balls as per the official scoresheet of that game.
140.62 - Sophia Dunkley's batting strike rate during her 32-ball 45, the second-highest in a women's Test innings of 30-plus runs (where data is available). The highest is 142.42 by Anya Shrubsole, who scored 47 off 33 against India last year. Dunkley is also only the fourth batter to hit multiple sixes in a women's Test innings (where data is available).

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo