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Smriti Mandhana Hit Half-Century Off Just 18 Balls In WSL

Smriti Mandhana Hit Half-Century Off Just 18 Balls In WSL 2

Smriti Mandhana Equals Sophie Devine’s Mark With 18 balls 50 Runs

 

The India woman cricket Smriti Mandhana scores 50 runs in just 18 balls equals the mark of Sophie Devine in Women Super League, Equalling the women T20 record.

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Mandhana has performed excellently well in the KIA Women Super League for Team Western Storm, where she had scored 48 and 32 in first two matches. On 29th July Sunday, she has been even better by going berserk against the Loughborough in a rain-shortened match.

 

Rain Had Forced The Game

 

The game got trimmed to six overs both the side because the rain forced the game in Taunton and storm were asked to bat by lightning, the table toppers prior to the game.

 

The 22 years old India opener Smriti Mandhana and New Zealand Rachel Priest, went to the field straightway and they have scored 71 runs in just five overs.

 

Priest was aggressive too, where she had scored 25 runs out of 13 balls only at a strike rate of 192.30. She hit 3 sixes and no four but she was partnered by Mandhana, who started with a six and end up with a half-century in just 18 balls and finally she had scored 52 runs not out in 19 balls.

 

Mandhana busted with fours and sixes

 

Mandhana hit five fours and 4 sixes to score 52 not out in her innings. The captain Heather Knight got out for a two-ball duck, Storm finished on 85/2. Stafanie Taylor faced just two balls, scored 7 runs not out and hit a six to finish.

 

The Record Was In The Name Of Devine

 

Earlier the record of 50 runs in 18 balls was in the name of Devine, the New Zealand all-rounder, which got marked by Mandhana as she has the made the mark by score 50 runs in 18 balls in T20 format.

 

Devine has scored a half-century for 18 balls and made the record in July 2015 on her way to 70 off just 22 balls in T20 International against India.

 

Priest After The Game

 

Here what Priest has to say after the game, “ I was fortunate to have her innings, it’s great to have her in the team this season, and she had made a brilliant start”. She took some of the pressure on me.

 

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