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Two Graceful Left-Handers Meet After One Equals World Record

There was a surprise in store for Smriti Mandhana after her devastating knock helped Western Storm register their second victory in the ongoing Kia Super League on Sunday. The India opener got to meet her idol Kumar Sangakkara, one of the greatest batsman to have played the game, post the game in Taunton.

Cricketnext Staff |July 30, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
Two Graceful Left-Handers Meet After One Equals World Record

There was a surprise in store for Smriti Mandhana after her devastating knock helped Western Storm register their second victory in the ongoing Kia Super League on Sunday. The India opener got to meet her idol Kumar Sangakkara, one of the greatest batsman to have played the game, post the game in Taunton.

Mandhana shared that moment on Instagram, saying, “This just made my day. A big fan girl moment for me.”

Sangakkara, who was present at the ground, saw the innings and reckoned that Mandhana is a great ambassador for the women’s game.

Mandhana grabbed the headlines at Taunton after smashing an unbeaten 52 off just 19 balls, including five boundaries and four maximums. She brought up her fifty in 18 balls, equaling the record for the fastest half-century in Women’s T20.

Her innings helped Western Storm post 85 in the rain-curtailed six-over game. Loughborough Lightning, despite not losing a wicket, managed just 67 and defending champions doubled their points tally.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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