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Stats Analysis

Stats - Debutants take the limelight on the return of Test cricket

All the statistical highlights from the performances in Bristol

5 Number of fifties from the players on debut during the Test, the most fifty-plus scores by debutants in a Test match (men or women). There have been six men's Tests with four fifty-plus scores from the debutants and four such Tests in women's cricket before the Test match at Bristol.
159 Runs aggregated by Shafali Verma across the two innings in Bristol, the third most runs by a player on women's Test debut. Michelle Goszko scored 204 on her debut against England in 2001, while Lesley Cooke accumulated 189 runs, with scores of 72 and 117 on her debut against India in 1986.
0 Number of players from India with a fifty-plus score and a four-plus wicket haul on Test debut (men or women) before Sneh Rana did it against England. Rana is also the fourth player with this all-round double on women's Test debut.
80* Rana's score in the second innings, the third-highest while batting at No. 8 or a lower position on women's Test debut. Chamani Seneviratna struck an unbeaten 105, batting at No.8 against Pakistan in 1998 while Shelley Nitschke scored 81* at No. 10 against England in 2005. Rana's 80* is also the second-highest score on the women's Test debut for India, behind Verma's 96 in the first innings.
3 Number of players to have scored 50-plus runs in both the innings on women's Test debut before Verma. Cooke against India in 1986, Vanessa Bowen against Pakistan in 1998 and Jess Jonassen against England in 2015 had fifty-plus scores in both innings on their debut.
104* Ninth-wicket partnership between Taniya Bhatia and Rana in the second innings, the second-highest ninth-wicket stand in women's Tests. Beverly Botha and Maureen Payne added 107 runs after South Africa lost eight wickets for just 49 runs against New Zealand in 1972.
4 Players to have won the Player-of-the-match award on women's Test debut, including Verma against England. A six-wicket haul for Isobel Joyce against Pakistan in 2000, a double ton for Michelle Goszko against England in 2001 and twin fifties for Jonassen against England in 2015 earned them a Player-of-the-match award on Test debut.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo