SBS – Sixty-three per cent of women’s cricket Tests have ended in draws and Australia captain Rachael Haynes says it’s time to introduce a fifth day.

Summary

  • Sixty-three per cent of women’s cricket Tests have ended in draws and Australia captain Rachael Haynes says it’s time to introduce a fifth day.
  • Australia captain Rachael Haynes has called for women’s Tests to be extended to five days as players aim to add more long-form cricket to the calendar.
  • Four-day Tests have been the norm in women’s cricket since the 1970s, when they were extended from three days, with no matches ever having played over the traditional five the men enjoy.
  • The draw marked the 88th in the 139 Test history of women’s cricket, equating to 63 per cent ending with no result.
  • And while an extra 10 overs are bowled per day on the men’s game, Haynes said bringing the women into line with their five-day regulations would go a long way to creating more results.

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