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Women's T20I: Smriti Mandhana Scores Swift 70 from 51, Twitter Goes Gaga

Smriti Mandhana in action against England. (Twitter)

Smriti Mandhana in action against England. (Twitter)

Even though Team India lost the third T20I against England by eight wickets, opener Smriti Mandhana played an excellent knock of 70 from 51 balls, that took India to a score of 153. In the end that did not prove enough, as the opposition chased down the target in just 18.4 overs. Having said that, everyone appreciated the knock played by Mandhana, which had eight fours and two sixes.

Even though Team India lost the third T20I against England by eight wickets, opener Smriti Mandhana played an excellent knock of 70 from 51 balls, that took India to a score of 153. In the end that did not prove enough, as the opposition chased down the target in just 18.4 overs. Having said that, everyone appreciated the knock played by Mandhana, which had eight fours and two sixes.

Twitter too hailed the 24-year-old’s knock:

Dinesh Karthik, who is in England as part of the broadcast team, wrote, “Lovely knock by @mandhana_smriti today. Good effort and some entertaining cricket by the @BCCIWomen team throughout the summer in UK. They fought and tried hard every single game. Well done to the England team on winning both the white ball series."\

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As far as the match is concerned, In her comeback series, swashbuckling batter Danii Wyatt smashed an unbeaten 89 from 56 balls to power England to an eight-wicket win over India, in the final T20I on Wednesday. This means that the hosts took the series 2-1, after having won the ODI series with the same margin. Chasing 154, England achieved the target with eight balls to spare. Nat Sciver too impressed with her all-round show where she returned with bowling figures of 1/16, and then scored 42.

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first published:July 15, 2021, 11:12 IST