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Marizanne Kapp scores record ton in South Africa rescue act

Allrounder records highest Test score by South African woman in lifting her side from trouble

Marizanne Kapp gets in the zone, England vs South Africa, Only Women's Test, Taunton, 1st day, June 27, 2022

Marizanne Kapp gets in the zone  •  Getty Images

150 Marizanne Kapp's score in Taunton is now the highest individual score for South Africa in women's Tests. She went past Yvonne van Mentz, who scored an unbeaten 105 also against England in 1961.
1 Kapp's 150 is also the highest individual score for any player while batting at No. 6 and lower in women's Tests. Kathryn Leng held the record before Kapp, having scored 144 while batting at No. 7 against New Zealand in 1996.
1 Number of players with 150-plus scores in Women's Tests while batting outside the top four, before Kapp did so against England. Emily Drumm was the first such player, scoring 161* at No. 5 for New Zealand against Australia in 1995.
52.81 Percentage of South Africa's total scored by Kapp in Taunton. It is the second-highest contribution made for South Africa in a completed innings in women's Tests. Carole Gildenhuys contributed 55.85% against England in 1972, where she scored 62 in South Africa's total of 111 all-out.
212 Balls needed for Kapp to reach her 150. It is now the fastest recorded individual 150 in Women's Tests. The previous fastest was off 213 balls by Karen Rolton against England in 1998. Kapp's strike rate of 70.42 is also the third-highest for a century in this format (where balls-faced data is available).
5 Players with an individual 150-plus score in an all-out innings in Women's Tests, where no other batter scored a fifty. Only one player ended up with a double century among those five instances - Michelle Goszko's 204 against England in 2001.
4 Partnerships of 40-plus runs involving Kapp during the South Africa innings. It is only the second instance of four partnerships of 40-plus runs for the last six wickets in a women's Test innings. Australia also had four stands of 40-plus runs after the fall of their fourth wicket against England in 2017, with Ellyse Perry part of all those four.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo