While some fans lauded Smriti Mandhana as the pursuing queen, others were simply awestruck by the dominance of Indian women in the event.
The Hundred, an ongoing England event with a novel structure, is proving to be a huge success, especially for Indian women players. Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, and Jemimah Rodrigues are among India’s top players who are competing in the competition and seeking to make the most of the chance.
Due to the fact that women have played so little cricket in the last 12 months, this competition provides a large platform for young girls to demonstrate their potential to the rest of the world. And it can be declared without a doubt that they have performed admirably in the event. It was time for Smriti Mandhana to shine after Jemimah Rodrigues stole the stage by smashing two back-to-back fifties.
Smriti played a match-winning knock on Tuesday
The Southern Brave was given a 111-run aim against Welsh Fire. It was always going to be a difficult chase, and the game certainly opened up after Danielle Wyatt was dismissed early. The onus was on opening batter Smriti Mandhana, who was already under pressure after hitting a duck in the last encounter.
The gifted Indian player, on the other hand, demonstrated on Tuesday why she is regarded as one of the top players in women’s cricket right now. Mandhana hit several beautiful strokes during her innings, including five fours and three sixes. The 25-year-old batswoman was faultless in her 61* run knock, which came off 39 deliveries with a strike rate of 156.41.
With 16 deliveries remaining, the Indian batter blasted a stunning six straight down the ground off the bowling of Bryony Smith to seal an emphatic 8-wicket victory for Southern Brave.
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Fans hail Smriti for her incredible knock
Mandhana won the ‘player of the match award in Cardiff for her match-winning innings. The elegant left-handed batter, as expected, lit up Twitter with her hit. Some referred to her as the chasing queen, while others were simply amazed at how well Indian women’s players are dominating the event. On social media, supporters replied as follows:
— Soham Mukhopadhyay (@SohamMukhopad14) July 27, 2021
— The Cricverse School (@cricverse) July 27, 2021
Top 3 Highest Individual scores in The Hundred:- (Women's)
•Jemimah Rodrigues – 92*(43).
•Smriti Mandhana – 61*(39).
•Jemimah Rodrigues – 60(41).#TheHundred
— Only Dhonism and Csksm (@NithishSarava12) July 27, 2021
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