Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandana became the first Indian woman to score a Test century in a pink ball when she scored 127 against Australia in a pink ball Test match. This is the first century of an Indian woman on Australian soil.
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South Pav, who was unbeaten on 80, maintained his composure to reach the milestone on the second day in Queensland’s Carrara. He took 171 balls to cross the three-wicket mark and was out for 127 runs. India advanced to 231/3 in the opening session of the second day. During the lunch break, India were placed strong, starting at 132 per person.
Mandana hit 127 off 216 balls with 12 fours and a six at the Carrara Oval, adding to India’s 102 for the second wicket with Punam Rawat (36) in Australia. Shafali Verma on the opening day affected by rain.
He scored his century in the 52nd over with a short-arm pull shot by Ellis Perry. Mandana would not have scored 80 in the second over of her 2nd over overnight but Perry was ahead. Replays showed that c could have been controversial.
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The Maharashtra cricketer was 80th not out on the opening day as the Indian women’s cricket team scored 132 for the loss of 1 wicket.
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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.
India first innings: 231/3 in 84 overs (Smriti Mandana 127; Sophie Molinux 2/22).