ICC Women’s Championship: Smriti Mandhana thrashed South Africa with Century
The Indian opener Smriti Mandhana smashed a century in the second ODI against South Africa as part of the ICC women’s championship. The lady superstar who played a key role in India’s victory with 88 runs in the first ODI was also played will in the latest match. Mandana 135 (129 Bowls, 14 x 4, 1 x 6) along Vice captain Harman Preet (55) and Vidhakrishna Murthy (51) added a total of 303-run target to the hosts.
The South African team won the toss and chose to bowl. Indian openers gave a good start to the team. Bhutan Raut (20) was caught at 56 runs. Mithali (20) was caught with a return catch. Harman Preet Kaur, along with Mandhana who later came into the crease, picked up the Indian innings in to dependable level without falling of wickets. At this time, Mandhana completed her century with 9 boundaries in 116 balls.
Later, the lady’s dashing opener caught out at 241. The 134-run partnership for the third wicket fell. With Harman 55 (69 balls, 2 fours, 1 sixes) and Vidhakrishna Murthy 51 (33 balls, 6 fours and 1 sixes) Indian women scored 302 for three wickets in their 50 overs. Women’s bowlers in South Africa Kalas, Loose and Raisby took each one wicket.