India’s star opener Smriti Mandhana smashed Ireland’s bowling attack all over the park on Monday (February 20). India women cricket team finished at 155 for six in their final group match of the Women’s T20 World Cup at the St George’s Oval. Mandhana scored her career-best 87 in the shortest format in just 56 balls with 3 maximums and 9 boundaries. With the Women’s Premier League (WPL) about to begin in a few days, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and India women cricket fans were left sad after the batter got out on 87. Fans wanted Mandhana to score a ton in the World Cup for India.
Checkout the sad reactions below:
Outstanding Knock from Smriti Mandhana in a must win match for India in this Women’s T20 World Cup. She smashed 87 runs from 56 balls including 9 fours and 3 sixes against Ireland.
TAKE A BOW QUEEN !!!
In this innings –
Smriti Mandhana – 87(56)
Others – 58(64)
Even after so much luck Smriti Mandhana failed to score a hundred
— Cricket Lover // ICT Fan Account (@CricCrazyV) February 20, 2023
Just missed a Century
What a knock by lone warrior Smriti Mandhana! 87(56) with no support from the other end in a must win World Cup game!
Smriti Mandhana 87(56). What an innings skipper
— Pankil Sheth (@PankilSheth19) February 20, 2023
Skipper Laura Delany (3/33) was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland.
Brief Scores: India: 155 for 6 in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 87; Laura Delany 3/33, Orla Prendergast 2/22). (With PTI inputs)