India’s star opener Smriti Mandhana played a brilliant innings in England during the T-20 match. Mandhana, 22, has equaled the record of fastest fastest fifty in the women’s Twenty20 tournament.
Mandhana made a half-century in 18 balls in the Women’s Cricket Super League (Kia Super League – KSL). Along with that, he has equaled New Zealand’s Sophie Devine, who in 2005 had scored fifteenth in the same number of balls in the T-20 International against India.
Fastest Fifty in T20 Cricket
- Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle have scored half centuries in 12 balls in the T20
- Sophie Devine and Smriti Mandhana have made half centuries in 18 balls in the women’s T20
Mandhana, who came from Western Storm in Taunton’s ‘The Cooper Associates County Ground’ on Sunday, played an innings of 52 not out in 19 balls against Lofborough Lightning.In his innings, he scored four sixes and five boundaries.
Simultaneously, he took the record of making KSL’s fastest half-century in history. The fastest Fifty record in this league was 22 balls, which was made by his teammate Rachel Priest in the previous season.
Thanks to the blazing innings of Mandhana, the team of Western Storm scored 85/2 in a 6-6 over game. In reply, Lofborough Lightning’s team managed to score only 67.0 runs in the last 6 overs. Due to rain, this T-20 match was made 6-6 overs.
Mandhana did the debate last week in KSL. This is the third innings of Mandhana in the league. Earlier, he has played 48 and 37 innings. The Women’s Cricket League (KSL) is organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Smriti Mandhana is the first Indian cricketer to play in this league. Harmanpreet Kaur could not take part in this Super League T-20 tournament last year due to shoulder injury. Harmanpreet was signed by the Sara Star franchisee.