Smriti Mandhana continues fiery form with ton vs West Indies; Twitter applauds
Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 106 to guide India to a comfortable seven-wicket win against the West Indies in the ICC Women’s World Cup at Taunton on Wednesday.Updated: Jun 29, 2017 23:21 IST
Smriti Mandhana followed up her 90-run game in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup opener against England with an unbeaten 106 against the West Indies in India’s second game of the tournament, at Taunton on Wednesday. (HIGHLIGHTS)
The left-handed Mandhana hit 13 fours and two sixes in the knock from the 108 balls, as India recovered from two early dismissals to cruise to a comfortable win against their Caribbean opponents.
This was Mandhana’s second ODI century, and Twitter hailed her for the composed, calculated knock.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag led the plaudits for Mandhana, calling her ‘outstanding’, while Snehal Pradhan, ex-India Women’s player, too lauded the southpaw’s century.
Ah, the sweet smell of a century. Smriti Mandhana, take a bow, raise the bat, and here's wishing you many more in this World Cup!— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) June 29, 2017
Sehwag’s former teammates Mohammad Kaif, VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra too took to Twitter to express their admiration for the Indian opener.
Smriti Mandhana...what a knock. What a player. 💯 to follow the 90+ in the first game. Well done. 😊👍🙌🇮🇳🏏#WWC17— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 29, 2017
India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in their next match at Taunton on Monday.