Indian women’s team’s explosive opener Shefali Verma has made her debut Test match memorable. Against a strong team like England, this young 17-year-old batsman scored half-centuries in both the innings while batting brilliantly. Shefali, who missed her century by just 4 runs in the first innings, scored a fine half-century in the second innings. Thanks to this one innings, he has equaled former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar.
Shefali, who came to play in the first test match against England, won everyone’s heart with her strong batting. The batsman, who impressed everyone with his stormy batting in ODIs and T20s, made a strong debut in Tests as well. In the first innings of the first match, he scored 96 runs against the better attack of England.
He played this innings in 153 balls with the help of 13 fours and 2 sixes. After this, Shefali, who came to play in the second innings, started from where she finished in the first innings. At the end of the third day, she was playing unbeaten 55 off 68 balls with the help of 11 fours.
Shefali equals Gavaskar
Shefali has become the first woman and second Indian opener to score half-centuries in both the innings of her debut Test match. Earlier, from India’s side, former veteran Sunil Gavaskar did a wonderful job of scoring half centuries in both the innings in the debut Test. Now Shefali has also scored more than fifty runs in both the innings while making her Test debut. Earlier, even stalwarts like Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma had missed out on doing so.