18 C
New Delhi
Thursday 14 November 2019
Sports Smriti Mandhana smashes joint-fastest half-century

Smriti Mandhana smashes joint-fastest half-century

Mandhana's effort earned her team an 18-run victory against Loughborough Lightning, she was also declared the Player of the Match

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

New Delhi: Smriti Mandhana hit a half-century off just 18 balls in a Women’s Super League (WSL) match, equalling the women’s Twenty20 record set by Sophie Devine.

Mandhana has been in excellent form for Western Storm in the ongoing WSL, scoring 48 and 37 in the first two matches for her side, but went one better on Sunday, 29 July, by going berserk against the Loughborough Lighting bowlers in a rain-shortened match.

Mandhana’s effort earned her team an 18-run victory against Loughborough Lightning, she was also declared the Player of the Match. The league is England’s premier Twenty20 tournament for women, and Mandhana is the first Indian to feature in it. She smashed five boundaries and four sixes during her stellar knock in the six-over-per-side match on Sunday. She now co-owns the record for the fastest fifty in women’s T20s with New Zealand’s Sophie Devine.

The left-hander is known for her ‘see the ball, hit the ball’ style of play. She made a name for herself after an impressive ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017.

“I was fortunate to have the best seat in the house to watch Smriti’s innings,” said Priest after the game. “It’s great to have her in the team this season, and she’s made a brilliant start.

“I had a pretty good season at the top of the order last year, but having someone in her class come in has taken some of the pressure off me.”

Earlier in March this year, Mandhana smashed a half-century in 25 balls for India against England to better her own 30-ball 50 records she had set a few days before against Australia.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form in 2018 and recently captained the Trailblazers in the one-off IPL exhibition game. She has scored 826 runs with a high score of 76 in 40 T20Is and 1464 runs in 41 ODIs at an average of 37.53 with a high score of 135.

Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists

UCC Now, Rajnath Hints: Here’s How Modi Can Do It

Modi can argue in a manner to make UCC look secular and pro-Hindu at the same time, making a Muslim or Christian counterargument impossible

Tulasi: Two Stories, One Reason For Devotion

The Padma Purana, Devi Bhagavatam and Skanda Purana tell the story of Tulasi or Vrinda differently but the essence of devotion is a constant

BJP Cannot Afford Ideological Confusion

Being everything to everybody is Congress, which now faces doom. Socialism, secularism and 'sabka vishwas' are pushing BJP down the same path.
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

JNU communists succeed, govt rolls back fees partially

The utility charge has not been withdrawn but other fees stand reduced, although not back to the pre-March 2019 levels

Haryana: Dushyant wanted plum folios, RSS intervened

Chautala demanded from Khattar finance, industry, agriculture, town planning, excise and taxation; the Haryana CM denied them the first two

CJI office now answerable to you under RTI Act

Due to this ruling of the Supreme Court, the decisions of the Collegium will hereafter be put on the website of the Supreme Court

Khalistani terrorists arrested for conspiring to kill Hindu leaders

Punjab Police arrested closet Khalistani terrorists Surinder Kaur and her accomplice Lakhbir Singh in Ludhiana and Gurdaspur respectively

President’s rule in Maha’ after Sena, NCP, INC waste 15 days

Since 24 October, Shiv Sena snapped links with the BJP, Congress was not sure it could support Sena while NCP could not garner the numbers

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: