Fastest Test Double Century: Shafali Verma's Father Shares Pride

The Indian and South African women’s cricket teams converged for their solitary test match in India. Day one witnessed a flurry of records, with Team India amassing 525 runs and Shafali Verma achieving the fastest double century. Shafali Verma’s father shared their heartfelt pride as India’s cricket star reached this milestone. The match, held at Chennai’s M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, commenced on Friday, June 28, 2024. Shafali’s innings of 205 runs from 197 balls, at a strike rate of 104.06, highlighted her exceptional performance, contributing to India’s record-breaking total of 525 runs in 98 overs.

Shafali Verma’s father shares his emotions

Shafali Verma, at just 20 years old, has surpassed all expectations with her impressive batting skills. During her innings, the Indian player smashed 8 sixes and 23 fours. She was dismissed in the 75th over of the match while attempting a run.

Shafali Verma’s father shares his emotions

Shafali’s father expressed immense joy, highlighting the family’s excitement over her achievement. He credited every supporter of Shafali for their role in her success and thanked them sincerely.

“We are delighted. This accomplishment is thanks to everyone who supported and aided her,” Sanjeev Verma told ANI.

Shafali Verma Becomes 2nd Indian woman to score 200

Following former Indian captain Mithali Raj’s monumental 214 off 407 balls against England, Shafali became the second Indian woman batter to surpass 200 in Test Cricket.

Shafali reached the 200-run milestone in just 194 balls, eclipsing Sutherland’s earlier double century in 248 balls against the Proteas earlier this year. The Indian opener narrowly missed breaking the women’s cricket Test record by just 38 runs, currently held by Pakistan’s Kiran Baluch with 242 against the West Indies in 2004.

“I always enjoy my power-hitting and trust my strengths. Smriti always advises me to trust my instincts, especially when facing spinners,” Shafali commented after the conclusion of Day 1’s play.

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