New Delhi. Indian team’s opening batter Smriti Mandhana (Smriti Mandhana missed century) did wonders in the ongoing T20 World Cup in South Africa. Smriti scored an inning of 88 runs against Ireland (India Women vs Ireland Women). It was expected that she would score the first century of her T20 career today, but in the 19th over she was caught out at the boundary in an attempt to hit a big shot. Despite this, Smriti was successful in touching a special record. Smriti played an inning of 87 runs in 56 balls in the match. During this, 9 fours and three sixes came from his bat. This left-handed opening batsman of India scored runs with a strike rate of 155.
Biggest innings of T20 International
Smriti Mandhana played the biggest innings of her T20 international career today. Earlier, his highest score in this format was 86 runs which he scored against New Zealand in the year 2019. She has also played an inning of 83 against Australia in 2018. This is his best performance in T20 World Cup.
bounce back after a slow start
In this match, Smriti Mandhana was not seen playing according to her height against a small team like Ireland. After 10 overs, India’s score was 63 runs at the loss of one wicket. Smriti was able to score only 33 runs after facing 29 balls. After this, he increased the pace of runs. Smriti completed her half-century in 40 balls with a six in the 14th over.
After this, this left-handed batsman of India did not stop. He hit 2 fours in the 15th over. He hit a six in the 16th over. Two fours came in the 17th over while Smriti hit a six and a four in the 18th over. On the basis of this innings of Smriti, the Indian women’s team scored 155 runs at the loss of six wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 20:33 IST