Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana has become the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in the Pink Ball Test. After the start of play on the second day of the one-off pink ball Test match against Australia, Mandhana added 20 runs to her score and scored her first century of the Pink Ball Test. She is the second Indian cricketer to score a century in the Pink Ball Test. Before him, Kohli scored a century in Team India’s first Pink Ball Test played against Bangladesh in 2019. He played an innings of 136 runs.
On Thursday, the Indian team scored 132 runs losing 1 wicket on the first day. Due to rain and bad light, only 44.1 overs could be played on the first day. Opener Smriti Mandhana came to bat at 80 and number three, Poonam Raut was unbeaten on 16. This is the first ever pink ball test match of the Indian women’s team.
Mandhana’s first century of Test career also completed this century in 170 balls with the help of 18 fours and one six. This is also Mandhana’s first century of her Test career, while also the first century by an Indian woman cricketer in Australia. Mandhana scored 127 runs in 216 balls.
Smriti and Shefali gave a strong start
Australia won the toss and called India to bat first. Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Verma gave India a strong start and put on a 93-run partnership for the first wicket. Shefali scored 31 runs in 64 balls with the help of 4 fours. He was caught by Sophie Molineux at the hands of Tahila McGrath. Shefali had also received life support earlier.
Runs scored in Tests at an average of 33.40
Smriti Mandhana is playing the fourth Test match of her career. Earlier, he has scored 167 runs in three Test matches at an average of 33.40. This includes two fifties.
13 Half-Century in T20
Smriti is known for her explosive batting in ODI and T20 cricket. He has scored 2377 runs in 62 ODIs at an average of around 42. In which 4 centuries and 19 half-centuries are included. At the same time, in T20 cricket, Smriti has scored 1901 runs in 81 matches with the help of 13 half-centuries. His strike rate is 121.