Chennai Test: Centurions Shafali, Smriti dominate SA bowlers

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 28, 2024 IST

Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana

Chennai, June 28: Opting to bat first against South Africa, Indian women put on board 525/4 in 98 overs at stumps on Day 1 of the solitary Test match, here on Friday,

Openers Shafali Verma (205) and Smriti Mandhana (149) shared a 292 runs partnership for the first wicket. 

Young Satheesh Shuba (15) and Jemimah Rodrigues (55) were the other two batters who were dismissed during the day. It was a day of dominance by Indian batters and the visitors were busy toiling hard on the field.

Double centurion Shafali Verma was merciless in punishing the Proteas bowlers and the Africans breathed a sigh of relief after she finally returned to the pavilion being run out.

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (42*) and keeper Richa Ghosh (43*) were batting with authority, when umpires announced stumps for Day 1.  

Among the South African bowlers, Delmi Tucker 2/141 and Nadine de Klerk (1/62) had scalps against their names. 

Brief Scores at Stumps on Day 1:

India 525/4 in 98 overs (Shafali Verna 205, Smriti Mandhana 149; Delmi Tucker 2/141, Nadine de Klerk 1/62).

Match to Continue.

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