In a thrilling showdown against England, star batter Smriti Mandhana displayed her exceptional skills, leading India to a resounding 8-wicket victory and leveling the three-match series at 1-1. Alongside her, Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 29 crucial runs, solidifying India’s dominance in women’s cricket.
Smriti Mandhana has been a consistent force in the Indian women’s cricket team, known for her unwavering technique and dependability. During a pivotal match against England at County Cricket Ground, Derby, Mandhana’s unbeaten 79 runs stole the show, propelling India to a convincing win.
The match saw Mandhana, a left-handed opener, team up with Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur after the dismissals of Shefali Verma and Dayalan Hemalatha. By the 10-over mark, India had reached 90-2, and in just 16.4 overs, they successfully chased down England’s target of 146. Mandhana’s remarkable innings included an impressive 14 boundaries and lasted 53 balls.
Her performance is now etched in the annals of women’s cricket history as one of the finest displays of batting prowess. Smriti Mandhana’s unbeaten 79 not out was a testament to her skill, determination, and pivotal role in transforming the perception of Indian Women’s cricket, along with the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur.
Re-reported from the article originally published in Daily News Post India