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Thatscricket - Women's - News - Unbeaten Mithali gets highest Test score

Published: Saturday, August 17, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London: Mithali Raj scored the highest score in women's Test cricket as she dominated the penultimate day of the second Test between India and England at Taunton on Friday.Mithali, the vice-captain, remained unbeaten on 210 as India pushed its first innings lead by 112 runs to 445 for six. At stumps, Jhulan Goswami was accompanying her on 54.
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During her marathon knock, the 19-year old Mithali faced 400 balls and hit 19 boundaries. She also shared two century partnerships - a 144-run stand for the fourth wicket with Hemalata Kala (62) and then an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 148 with Jhulan - to guide India to a mammoth total. [an error occurred while processing this directive]Mithali was also helped by some poor fielding by the England players, who missed three chances, although all of them came after she had passed the 150-mark.England's woes were compounded as its poor overrate extended play 40 minutes beyond scheduled close.PTI


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