Smriti Mandhana Became The First Indian Woman Player To Score A Half-century In The Commonwealth Games Against Pakistan

In this victory of India, bowlers in the first innings and then in the second innings, and opener batsman Smriti Mandhana had a big contribution.

Aug 1, 2022 - 20:23
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Smriti Mandhana Became The First Indian Woman Player To Score A Half-century In The Commonwealth Games Against Pakistan
Smriti Mandhana Became The First Indian Woman Player To Score A Half-century In The Commonwealth Games Against Pakistan

In the 22nd Commonwealth Games, the Indian women's team made a strong comeback by defeating Pakistan women's cricket team by 9 wickets in their second league match. India desperately needed this win as they had lost the first match against Australia by 3 wickets.

In this victory of India, bowlers in the first innings and then in the second innings, and opener batsman Smriti Mandhana had a big contribution. Mandhana played an unbeaten half-century to lead the team to victory and earned the distinction of becoming the first Indian woman cricketer to score a half-century against Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games.

Mandhana played an innings of 63 not out

In this match, the Pakistan team won the toss and decided to bat first. Due to rain, this match was reduced to 18 overs, and playing first, Pakistan's team was reduced to 99 runs in 18 overs. In the first innings for India, Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav took two wickets each while Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, and Shefali Verma took one wicket each. Opener batsman Muniba Ali played the biggest innings of 37 runs for Pakistan. On the other hand, Captain Maroof scored 17 runs.

India had got an easy target of 100 runs to win and opener batsman Smriti Mandhana had expressed her intentions as soon as she went to the crease. Although Shefali was a bit slow, Mandhana was batting strongly in a way. Mandhana and Shefali shared 61 runs for the first wicket and after that Shefali was dismissed for 16 runs. Then Meghna played an innings of 14 runs and India's second wicket fell, but Mandhana remained at the crease on one side and played an unbeaten 63 in 42 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 8 fours to give victory to the Indian team.

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