Smriti Mandhana hit the quickest girls’s T20I half-century off simply 23 balls. Her innings was studded with three maximums and eight boundaries.
Smriti Mandhana scored 61 off 32 balls in opposition to England in semifinal. (Courtesy: AP)
HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana hit quickest girls’s T20I fiftyJemimah Rodrigues reamined unbeaten on 44 off 31England want 165 runs to succeed in finals at CWG
India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues helped India submit 164 for the lack of 5 wickets within the first semifinal in opposition to hosts England on the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Mandhana hit the quickest girls’s T20I off simply 23 balls after India opted to bat. The left-hander single-handedly gave India a flying begin, taking the Women in Blue to 64 runs for no loss in powerplay.
Soon after the powerplay, England turned the tables when captain Nat Sciver introduced in Freya Kemp. Shafali Verma, who was having fun with Mandhana’s innings from the opposite finish, departed for 15 after she was taken by a charged-up Katherine Brunt at mid-off within the eighth over.
Sciver obtained the much-needed breakthrough for England as she dismissed Mandhana (61 off 32), who scooped to brief wonderful leg. Mandhana’s innings was studded with three maximums and eight boundaries. With two new batters within the center, India struggled to construct on the dream begin.
England thought that they had Harmanpreet Kaur leg-before however the Indian captain instantly took a assessment. The replays confirmed there was a skinny line, which pressured the on-field umpire to vary the choice. Harmanpreet quickly fell after taking part in a run-a-ball 20. Jemimah Rodrigues (44*) and Deepti Sharma (20) dragged India in the direction of the top to set a goal of 165 for hosts England.
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