Opener batsman Smriti Mandhana made a world record: The Indian women’s cricket team beat South Africa by 9 wickets in the second one-day match played in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Opening batsman Smriti Mandhana was the heroine of this victory of India, who won the innings of 80 not out.
Smriti Mandhana has made a world record with this innings, which has so far left behind legendary players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
After this innings played against South Africa, Smriti Mandhana has set a world record by chasing the target.
She is the first batsman in the world to score 50 or more in 10 consecutive innings while chasing a target.
An incredible performance from the team and a good comeback to make it 1-1. Onto the next one 👊 pic.twitter.com/vwt7Izu6vS
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) March 9, 2021
Prior to India’s female player Smriti Mandhana, none of the batsmen in women’s cricket or men’s cricket had done this work.
India’s women’s opener batsman Smriti Mandhana has played as many ODIs since 2018. He has scored 50 or more while chasing Run’s target.
The South African women’s team, batting first in this match, were all out for just 157 runs in 41 overs.
After that, after chasing the target, the women’s team completed the target quite easily in the loss of one wicket in 28.4 overs.
After winning this match, India and Africa team have become 1-1 in the series of five one-day matches.
The Indian team lost just one wicket chasing the target and that wicket was of Jemimah Rodrigues who was out after scoring nine runs.
Then after this Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Raut did not let the Indian women’s team get any shock. During his batting, Mandhana scored an unbeaten 80 runs in just 64 balls, scoring very fast runs.
The same Punam Raut also returned unbeaten although he faced 89 balls to score 62 runs. There was an unbeaten partnership of 138 runs between these two women players.
— RAMESH POWAR (@imrameshpowar) March 8, 2021
In this match, India’s women’s team captain Mithali Raj won the toss and decided to bowl first. Jhulan Goswami, the team’s most experienced bowler, vindicated South Africa from scoring big, vindicating their captain’s decision.
In this match, Jhulan Goswami took 4 wickets in his account. The same Rajeshwari Gayakwad got 3 successes, while Mansi Joshi got two and Harmanpreet Kaur got a breakthrough.