Smriti Mandhana second woman player to score 2500+ runs in T20I

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Smriti Mandhana in the history book

The 25-year-old has amassed over 2544 runs* from 100 innings. Making her the most productive Indian women’s opener in the format.

Smriti Mandhana’s New Record: Smriti Mandhana is the second female player for the Indian women’s side to surpass 2500 runs in T20 International cricket. This unique accomplishment had only ever been registered in Harmanpreet Kaur’s name prior to her.

Kaur represented her country in 139 games, amassing 2736 runs in 125 innings at an average of 27.36. As of now, Mandhana completed this unique feat in her 104th match 100th innings. Mandhana has 2544 runs in T20 international cricket as of the news’s writing.

What a fun game! India came so close to making history during the run chase in the 2nd T20i. Thanks to Mandhana, Shafali, and Kaur, India was in control of the chase and on course for a historic triumph.

She was also the second quickest to get 2000 runs in T20I

Smriti Mandhana also reached the milestone of 2,000 T20I runs on June 25 of this year, making her the second-fastest Indian woman to do so. Mandhana accomplished the accomplishment in her 84th innings, passing Mithali Raj (70 innings) and Harmanpreet Kaur (88 innings) becoming the third Indian woman to do so.

The 25-year-old has amassed over 2544 runs* from 100 innings, making her the most productive Indian women’s opener in the format.

Amazing Knock by Smriti against Australia in Second T20i

She lived up to expectations by striking a half-century to give India’s second Twenty20 match against World Champions Australia a strong start (79). Throughout the T20i series, the southpaw’s performance will be key for India at the top of the order.

Smriti Mandhana Comments after the Match

After the match ended in India’s favour, Smriti Mandhana in the post-match interview stated that “Chasing I think everyone in the Indian team enjoys. We also need to work on setting totals though. When they were batting, I realised it was an amazing wicket, I had my eyes on a big score. Didn’t want to make the same mistake as the last innings. Happy to see such wickets prepared for women’s cricket, you’ll get high scores and high run chases. I think this is one of the most entertaining games we’ve all been a part of.”

Smriti Mandhana Player of the Match in the 2nd T20I

Since she has been doing it for years and has once again proven why she is one of the greatest at the top of the list, Smriti Mandhana doesn’t need an introduction. The record for the most T20I second innings half-centuries belongs to Smriti. Her outstanding effort during the chase and in the super over earned her the player of the match award as well.

IND-W vs AUS-W Five Match T20I Series

We can only hope that the series will get better from this point on when India women and Australia women square off again to determine who will seize the series lead on Wednesday night at the Brabourne Stadium. The ground is open to Mumbai residents for free. This is to encourage female cricket.

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