- Smriti Mandhana scored half-century on the first day of the pink ball test against Australia
- Mandhana scored 64 runs off of 113 balls in this match
- This has been a great start for India in the test.
It seems like India has finally found its star female cricketer in Smriti Mandhana, the epitome of elegance in Indian cricket. This young lady has not only proven to be the national crush but also made sure that her place in the team is extremely well deserved. In the Pink Ball Test against Australia, Smriti Mandhana scored half-century and remained unbeaten till the end of the game. India ended up with 101 for 1 at the end of the innings. It is definitely a great start towards the extremely competitive Australia versus India test match.
Smriti Mandhana Accompanied By Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma accompanied Smriti Mandhana in her quest for an awesome score. This young and elegant cricketer made sure that she was first on the line to score 64 runs, out of which 13 shots made it to the boundary. She even hit some shots in the offside direction. Verma also scored 31 runs off of 64 balls during this game.
Australian Plans Backfire Against Smriti Mandhana
It seems that the decision of Australia to field first after laying a green strip did not go as well as expected. Smriti Mandhana managed to be very aggressive in her shots and yet maintained a humility that was required for a true Indian player. The role reversal in the game confused the Australians completely. They had imagined that the younger Verma would take up a stronger and more aggressive play against them.
However, senior Smriti Mandhana played at a more aggressive rate and made sure that India was in a great position in the game. Darcie Brown was the first player who got hit off by Mandhana as she shot several of the balls bowled by Brown to the boundaries.
What Do You Think?
What did you think of the game displayed by Smriti Mandhana on the first day of the Pink Ball Test against Australia? Do you think that she will do even better in the upcoming matches? Let us know your assumptions for the games in the comment section below!
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