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Smriti Mandhana becomes the first Indian player to hits century in Women’s Big Bash League – Latest Cricket News


Indian women’s cricket team batsman Smriti Mandhana has created history in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). She has become the first Indian player to score a century in the Women’s Big Bash League. Smriti Mandhana played a record innings of 114 not out on Wednesday, but despite this brilliant performance, her team lost the match to Sydney Thunder. Mandhana needed to hit a six off the last ball to give her team victory but she could not do so off India’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Melbourne Renegades chased down Sydney Thunder in a four-run win over Sydney Thunder. kicked out.

Mandhana faced 64 balls with 14 fours and three sixes to equal Australian batsman Ashleigh Gardner’s highest individual score in WBBL history. The left-handed batsman took just one six away from victory with this innings of Thunder but she could not hit a six off Harmanpreet’s last ball as her team scored 171 for two. The defending champions will need a shocking win to keep their modest hopes alive for the final. The team started off well, losing the wickets of Sammy Joe Johnson (12) and Phoebe Litchfield (01) inside the powerplay.

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Finding a good partner in Tahila Wilson, Mandhana scored her third half-century of the season in 33 balls but then the team needed 63 runs in the last five overs. Mandhana, showing aggression, scored 24 runs in the 18th over on Holly Furling. After this he completed his century in 57 balls, but the team needed 22 runs in the last two overs to win. Renegades captain Sophie Molineau conceded just nine runs in the 19th over and Mandhana had to face her national captain Harmanpreet’s off-spin in the last over.

Mandhana, who took advantage of the mistake of the fielders twice, was left out after hitting a six off the last ball, otherwise her team’s victory would have been in the limelight. Earlier, Harmanpreet was the top scorer for Renegades, who scored an unbeaten 81 runs in 55 balls with the help of 11 fours and two sixes. He shared a 91-run partnership for the third wicket with England batsman Eve Jones (42 off 33 balls). Another Indian opener Jemima Rodrigues was dismissed for two in the first over. The Renegades took the top spot with the win and remain contenders for a straight final.

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