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Published: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 18:55 [IST]
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Pakistan's batswoman rewrites Test record
Thursday, March 18 2004 13:25 Hrs (IST)

Karachi:Pakistani batswoman Kiran Baloch shattered the world record for Test highest score by cracking a sparkling 242 in the first cricket Test against the touring West Indies at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Kiran's score surpassed the previous best of 214 by India's Mithali Raj who notched up her double ton against England in Taunton in 2001-02.

Pakistan made 426 for seven in 166 overs, eighth ever-highest total in women's cricket. In reply, the Windies were 72 for five at stumps on the second day.

Kiran, one of three Pakistani women to have played in England and a life member of the Marylbourne Cricket Club, said she was ecstatic at making the world record.

"I am delighted on creating world record and credit this record to all the women players in the world," said Kiran. "It's a great moment in women's cricket in Pakistan and I am delighted that such records will give us the due recognition which has been missing," said the 28-year-old from Hyderabad.


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