Smriti Mandana reveals the 80th day of the rain-hit match as the Indian women’s cricket team scored 132 for 1 in the one-day / night Test against Australia.
Mandna, who hit 80 off 144 balls with 15 fours and a six, floated again in the off-side field, adding 93 runs for the opening over with Shafali Verma (31 off 64 balls). Collaboration
Most of the games of the second session were dropped, but Mandana added 16 more runs to surpass his previous best of 78.
Rain spoils at Carrara Oval, forcing early stumps on opening day #Aswind Test
India 132/1, Smriti Mandana 80 * and Punam Raut 16 *.
– ICC (@ICC) September 30, 2021
He pulled Dahlia McGrath for a six on a deep square leg and the same bowler for a four over the mid-wicket.
Bunam Raut (16 not out, 57 balls) and they added 39 runs for the second wicket before the rain stopped in the 45th over.
The decision of the Australian team to bat first after putting the green piece to the spectators seemed to backfire as Mandana hit them in the first hour of the match.
The first 16 overs saw a whopping 16 fours, mostly by Mandana and some Shafali by McLanning mixed with his bowlers.
In fact, it was a roll reverse case that kept the Australians in custody because Shafali was more interested in playing the defensive game, while his senior partner attacked with great interest.
Debutant Darcy Brown received some excellent penalties as Mandana hit several side boundaries and some whip shots off-side and leg side.
Ellis Perry also took a few overs to find the right length. The sleek Indian left-hander reached his run-a-ball fifty shortly after with McGrath’s cover drive.
Whenever there was a split between Mandana Point and cover or cover or mid-off, it was a very pleasant scene.
She didn’t seem to be muscular in any delivery but noticed her elegant time at Matricon Stadium on Thursday.
In Shafali’s case, she crossed four boundaries, but looked like a little scratch and was given two chances — one was in the slips for McLanning and the other was positioned mid-on for Annabelle Sutherland.
Finally left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux tried to turn around.
In fact once spinners Molineux (1/18) and Ashley Gardner (10.1 at 0/14) bowled with the semi-fresh pink Coca-Cola, Australia finally found a way to check the run flow.
The change in pace at their delivery made Mandana more patient than she had been in those first hours.
His first 51 came off 50 balls, with Rawat playing his usual defensive game on the next 29 for 94. A total of 300 plus will definitely keep India firm in the game.