Smriti Mandhana creates history with 343 runs in ODI vs SA-W

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Smriti Mandhana


India batsman Smriti Mandhana achieved a huge feat in the history of women’s ODIs. She became the highest run-getter batsman in the three-match 50-over series after her amazing performance in the series against South Africa Women.

Smriti Mandhana achieved the record after her stellar performance with the bat in the third ODI against South Africa Women on Sunday (June 23). The match between the two teams, which was also a dead rubber, took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Smriti Mandhana continued her golden form with the bat as she made sure to play another stupendous innings with the bat for her team. The first batter looked golden as she played another magnificent innings for her team.

Smriti Madhana, who hit centuries in the last two ODIs, was on the verge of scoring another ton as she seemed to be in complete control of her innings. The left-hander, however, was unlucky as he missed the ton by just 10 runs.

Smriti Mandhana finished with an innings of 90 off 83 balls. He batted with a strike rate of over 108 and also hit 11 fours in his innings. The opening batsman made sure to help his team win the game and complete the whitewash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

With her knock of 90 runs, Smriti Mandhana finished with 343 runs in the three-match series against South Africa. The opening batsman averaged 114 in the series with the highest score of 136 runs, which she recorded in the second game of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Here is the list of most runs by a batsman in women’s ODIs:

Player

Inns

Careers

against

Aug

100s/50s

SA

KL Rolton (WI)

6

394

OUTSIDE

197.00

1/3

102*

A.E. Satterthwaite [NZ)

4

393

PAK

196.50

3/0

137*

CM Edwards [ENG]

5

380

in

95.00

1/4

102

AC Kerr [NZ)

5

353

IND

117.66

1/3

119*

AE Satterthwaite [NZ)

7

344

SA

68.80

0/3

89*

Smriti Mandhana (IND]

3

343

in

114.33

2/1

136

It’s a shame to miss the 100 today – Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana, who won the Player of the Series award, was devastated to miss out on her century and said it was unfortunate. But she was happy with her team’s performance and she said it was a good confidence boost for them ahead of the T20 World Cup. She explained:

“It’s a shame we missed a 100 today. Those kinds of shots (sweeps) sometimes go wrong and you have to keep going back. The players played very well and for us it’s just about applying ourselves with the bat. We have a series On the left, Asian Cup and then the World Cup.

“After I finish today I won’t be bowling again, I tried my luck in the previous game and I was lucky, it’s always good to add a different skill and if it goes well then it’s the best feeling.”