Rain proved to be a villain even on the second day of the only pink ball test being played between India and Australia. A few overs were played after dinner and after that the players could not get on the field again due to rain. Team India has scored 276 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the first innings till the end of the day’s play and the team seems to be in a strong position. However, due to the inclement weather, this Test now seems to be moving towards a draw. Smriti Mandhana, creating history, scored the first century in the longest format of cricket and she was dismissed for 127 runs.
India started playing on the second day ahead of their yesterday’s score of 132 for one wicket. Mandhana completed the first century of her Test career in 170 balls. Smriti Mandhana has also become the first batsman for India to score a century in the Pink Ball Test. Gardner walks Mandhana on the score of 127 runs. Poonam Raut scored 36 runs after facing 165 balls and Molyneux showed the way to the pavilion. Captain Mithali Raj remained unlucky after scoring 30 runs and returned to the pavilion after being run out. Yashtika Bhatia also could not show anything special with the bat and became the victim of Perry after scoring 19 runs. Till the end of the day’s play, Deepti Sharma 12 and Tania Bhatia are playing without opening an account.
Mandhana has also become the first batsman for the Indian team to score a century in the longest format of cricket on Australian soil. Mandhana hit 22 fours and a six in her 127-run knock. He shared a 102-run partnership with Poonam Raut for the second wicket. Mandhana came to life in the second over of the second day’s play, when she was caught off Alyssa Perry’s ball but it was declared a no ball. Team India suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Australia in the ODI series, but the team led by Mithali Raj put a full stop on the Kangaroo team’s record of 26 wins.