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India women’s team to play their first-ever day-night Test in Australia

May 20, 2021

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India women's team will play their first-ever day-night test match later this year in Australia. It will be their first Test match since 2014. This iconic match will be India women’s first Test in Australia since 2006.

Honorary Secretary of the BCCI Jay Shah, confirmed the news on Thursday morning on Twitter. Shah wrote that the iconic game will help the BCCI take forward their commitment towards women’s cricket.

The women’s team will play their first Test in seven years when they clash against England. It would be a one-off encounter in Bristol on 16th June. This will be the first time since 2014 that the women’s team would play two red-ball games in one year.

The England tour would be a month-long affair. The India women’s team would then tour Australia. The day and night test would also feature a white ball segment. It would likely be a bilateral series.

Details of the Australia tour are yet to be released by BCCI or Cricket Australia. According to media reports, the India women versus Australia women series will take place in September this year.

The Indian women’s team has played nine matches against Australia

The Australian women’s team has won four matches against India out of nine. The other five games had ended in a draw. India women’s team is yet to win against Australia in red-ball cricket. The last time the two teams clashed in a Test series was at Adelaide in 2006. India's team lost that series by an innings and four runs.

The hosts had batted first and put 250 runs on the board. Karen Rolton and Lisa Sthalekar scored half-centuries on that day. India women were all out for just 93 runs in the first innings. They could later only score 153 after the Australian women’s team enforced the follow-on.

Test captain Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami were part of the 2006 Test in Australia. The duo would look to avenge the defeat when they travel to Australia later this year.

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