Smriti Mandhana smashed a 23-ball half-century in opposition to England within the Commonwealth Video games semi-final on Saturday to shatter her personal report.
Smriti Mandhana hit 5 boundaries inside the primary three overs and added 5 extra earlier than the tip of the Powerplay to race to a 23-ball half-century within the Commonwealth Video games semi-final in opposition to England on Saturday, the quickest by an Indian girls’s cricketer.
Opting to bat first, India had been off to a blazing begin because of Mandhana. She hit part-timer Alice Capsey for back-to-back fours within the second over earlier than hitting a pair extra off Katherine Brunt within the third.
When Issy Wong got here into the assault, Mandhana walked all the way down to muscle a pull over deep mid-wicket for her first six within the match. Her half-century got here up within the final over of the powerplay, off a mere 23 balls.
The fifty is the quickest by an India girls’s participant in T20Is, beating her personal report of a 24-ball fifty in opposition to New Zealand in 2019. She had additionally hit one other half-century off 25 balls in opposition to England in 2018 in Mumbai.
Quickest fifties by India girls in T20Is
|PLAYER||BALLS TAKEN FOR FIFTY||OPPOSITION||YEAR|
|Smriti Mandhana||24||New Zealand||2019|
|Shafali Verma||26||West Indies||2019|
|Shafali Verma||26||South Africa||2021|
The report for the quickest fifty in girls’s T20Is is held by Sophie Devine, who made an 18-ball half-century in opposition to India in 2015.
Mandhana was finally dismissed within the ninth over for a 32-ball 61, a surprising innings that included eight fours and three sixes.