The Indian women’s cricket team is playing its third match in the World Cup. Batting first after winning the toss in this match, India’s opening batsman Smriti Mandhana has completed her century. He played an innings of 123 runs in 119 balls. This is his second century against West Indies.
Smriti Mandhana came out as a Troublemaker
Smriti’s image is believed to perform well in big matches. Once again, when the Indian team needed runs from their top order, Smriti Mandhana came out in the form of a troublemaker. In the second match against New Zealand, his bat was definitely calm but against Pakistan, he played a half-century inning of 52 runs. However, when India was chasing 261 against New Zealand, Mandhana was dismissed after scoring only 6 runs. New Zealand won that match by 62 runs.
Smriti Mandhana hit the 21st half-century
Smriti Mandhana scored 52 runs in 75 balls for India. During this, 3 fours and a six were seen in his innings. This was the 21st half-century of Mandhana’s ODI career. In the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022, India scored the first half-century, while her third half-century was with the bat in the history of the World Cup. This is the first half-century of this Indian opener against Pakistan.
Now only Mithali Raj is ahead of her on the Indian list
After playing this half-century inning, Smriti Mandhana also made a big record in her name. She has become the fourth-highest run-scorer for India in women’s ODIs. Smriti Mandhana has so far scored 65 ODIs 2513 runs. And, in this Indian list of runs, only Mithali Raj, Anjum Chopra, and Harmanpreet Kaur are ahead of them.
Highest run-scorer in Women’s ODI
Mithali Raj tops the list by scoring more than 7600 runs in 226 ODIs. Anjum Chopra is second on the list with 2856 runs in 127 ODIs. Whereas, third-ranked Harmanpreet Kaur has scored more than 2660 runs in 112 ODIs. If seen, Smti is climbing to the top of the runs faster than the rest. And if it continues like this, then she can reach the top of this list by the end of her career.