New Delhi. Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana scored a brilliant century against Australia on the second day of the ongoing Day-Night Test (INDW vs AUSW Pink Ball test) in Queensland. This was Mandhana’s first century in the Test. He completed his century by hitting a four off Alyssa Parry. With this century, he made many records in his name. Mandhana is the first Indian woman and the second cricketer overall to score a century in a pink-ball test. Before him, Virat Kohli did this. Kohli did this feat two years ago in the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata.
This innings of Mandhana won everyone’s heart. Fellow player Harleen Deol, while sharing the photo of Mandhana’s century, wrote on Twitter that Alexa, please play this song – O Haseena Zulfon Wali. Mandhana made a funny reply to this comment of Harleen. He wrote that Alexa, please mute Harleen. Let us tell you that Harleen is not playing the current Test match.
Mandhana scored 127 runs in 216 balls with the help of 22 fours and a six in the Carrera Test. He added 102 runs for the second wicket with Poonam Raut, which is a record in Australia. Earlier, he also partnered with Shefali Verma for 93 runs for the first wicket. Mandhana’s 127 runs is the best score of any female batsman in Tests in Australia. Before him, England’s Molly Hyde played an unbeaten innings of 124 runs in Australia.
Mandhana is the second Indian to score a Test century against Australia.
Mandhana is the second Indian woman cricketer to score a century in Tests against Australia. Before him, in 1984, Sandhya Aggarwal played an innings of 134 runs against Australia. This was the first century by an Indian woman against Australia in Tests. Rajini Venugopal’s 58 in 1991 was the previous highest Test score for India in Australia.