Australia Women vs India Women Pink Ball Test: Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana has become the first Indian woman player to score a Test century in Australia. Mandhana scored a century on the second day of the only Test match being played against Australia. Mandhana started playing ahead of 80 runs today and scored her maiden Test century in 171 balls. Mandhana has also become the first woman cricketer from India to score a century in Day-Night Test.
However, Mandhana was dismissed after scoring 127 off 216 balls. He hit 22 fours and a six in his innings. Mandhana had earlier said that she is not thinking of getting a century and her main focus is to bat for long hours.
The Pink Ball Test being played between India and Australia has started from 30 September. Australia won the toss and called India to bat first. India’s openers Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Verma have proved this decision of the Australian captain wrong.
Smriti Mandhana completed her century in 170 balls with the help of 19 fours and one six. This is Smriti Mandhana’s first century in Test cricket. However, Smriti started her innings very fast and by the time she reached her half-century, she was scoring runs at a strike rate of around 100. After this, Smriti started playing according to the situation, and scored her first century in Test cricket.
Half of India’s team returned to the pavilion
Till the time of writing the news, the Indian team has lost five wickets for 276 runs. However, the game has been halted due to rain. Apart from Mandhana, Shefali Verma scored 31, Poonam Raut scored 36, captain Mithali Raj scored 30 and Y Bhatia scored 19 runs. While Deepti Sharma is unbeaten on 12 and Tania Bhatia on 00.