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Smriti Mandhana breaks Mithali Raj’s record of scoring fastest half-century in T20

Smriti Mandhana breaks Mithali Raj’s record of scoring fastest half-century in T20
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The first match of the triangular T20 series was played between India-Australia women teams on Thursday (March 22), in which Team India suffered a 6-wicket loss. India lost the match, but Smriti Mandhana won the audience’s heart. Mandhana completed his half-century in 30 balls. She has become the fastest player in the T20 format by the Indian women team. Before them, records were recorded in the name of Mithali Raj (36 Ball). During this turn Mandhana’s strike rate (145), which was more than Mitali Raj (142.55). Opener Smriti Mandhana scored 67 runs in 41 balls with the help of 11 fours and two sixes, on which India scored 152 for five wickets in 20 overs.

During this period, Mandhana put left-arm spinner Jesse Jonasen for two fours and a six in an over. In response, Australia chased the biggest target in this format and won 18.1 overs. For India, veteran Jhulan Goswami took three wickets for 30 runs, but he could not get support from the other end.

Australian batsmen put 21 fours and a six in their innings. At one time Australia was in danger when Jhulan took wickets in the first and third overs and scored 29 runs for two wickets. 15 runs have dismissed by wicketkeeper Alisa Healey four and Ashley Gardner. Opener Beth Mooney scored 45 off 32 balls. Vilani scored 39 runs from 33 balls. Both of them added 79 runs in partnership with the third wicket.

On Sunday, Australia had defeated the Indian women team 3-0 in the three-match series played at home. Apart from this, the women’s team (India A) also had a crushing defeat from the Australia and England teams. After which Mithali admitted that it is a reality that the team does not have a better “bench strength” and the next-generation players are internationally It will take at least two years to become a player. The biggest concern is that there is no other option to replace the players who have been performing the show. Apart from this, Mithali Raj said that only after the BCCI had a strong domestic structure, it would be wise for women to conduct a competition like IPL.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is an Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Times Internet. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies and politics in India and also covers latest Sports News .He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Inderprastha Engineering College, Ghaziabad and went on to study Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. He can be reached at: [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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