Cricket: Know Why India Opener Smriti Mandhana Trending On Twitter

Bhubaneswar: With a patient knock of 86, which included 11 boundaries, opener Smriti Mandhana steered India to a competitive 274 for 7 against Australia in the second women’s ODI of the three-match series in Mackay on Friday.

Batting coach Shiv Sunder Das on Thursday had promised a different approach by scoring at least 60 runs during the powerplay to counter Australian bowlers. He had also backed the out-of-form Mandhana’s “ability to get the runs.”

This was her 19th half-century.Mandhana shared two crucial partnerships, 76 runs with Richa Ghosh (44) and 74 runs with Shafali Verma (22) before a catch at the point ended her innings.

It is the highest total scored against Australia since their 25-match winning streak started in 2018.

This is how the Twitterati celebrated her comeback.

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