Smriti Mandhana Test Century: Made a century in history- became India’s first woman cricketer- Indian women’s cricket team’s experienced opener Smriti Mandhana has created history by scoring a brilliant century in the Pink Ball Test (IND W vs AUS W) match against Australia. Smriti has become the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in a pink ball test match.
25-year-old left-handed batsman Smriti completed her century in 170 balls on the second day of the Pink Ball Test. He hit 18 fours and a six during this. Mandhana completed the first century of their Test career by hitting Ellyse Perry in the fifth ball of the 52nd over. With this, Smriti has also become the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in a Test match on Australian soil.
India had scored 132 runs for 1 wicket on the first day.
By the end of the first day’s play, India (India Women vs Australia Women) scored 132 runs for 1 wicket. Mandhana was not out on 80 and Poonam Raut returned unbeaten on 16. On the first day, India lost the only wicket in the form of young opener Shefali Verma. Shefali was out in the first session.
Shefali and Mandhana added 93 runs for the first wicket
Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana got India off to a great start. Both shared a 93-run partnership for the first wicket. Shefali was dismissed by Sophie Molyneux on a personal score of 31 runs. After this Mandhana and Poonam did not let India get any further setback.
Mandhana hit fifty in 51 balls
Smriti Mandhana hit her fifty in 51 balls. She became the first woman cricketer to score a half-century for India in the Pink Ball Test. Mandhana hit 11 fours during this.