The Hundred: Smriti Mandhana’s scintillating innings sparkled, hitting fours and sixes to take the team to the finals

These days The Hundred tournament is in full swing in England. There are tremendous matches and performances in this tournament of women and men being played together. In the tournament, five Indian women cricketers are showing their flair and have done wonders on different occasions so far. On Wednesday, August 11, it was the turn of the Indian team’s aggressive opener Smriti Mandhana, who is playing for Southern Brave in this tournament. In this match in Southampton, Smriti made such a force of her bat, the opposing bowlers were battered and her team scored the biggest score of the tournament. On the basis of this, Southern Brave got a big victory and made it to the final.

 

Southern Brave batted first against Welsh Fire and both aggressive openers, Smriti and Denny Wyatt, opened indiscriminately for the team. This pair played 69 balls out of 100 innings and scored 107 runs. During this, both of them scored their respective half-centuries. Danny Wyatt was out on the score of 107. He scored 53 runs in just 34 balls with the help of 8 fours and 1 six. Brave took advantage of this start and made a move towards a strong score.

Smriti’s bat spewed Sholay

 

Welsh Fire bowlers could not perform according to their team’s name and on the contrary Smriti’s bat continued to spit fire, burning the hands of Welsh bowlers. Smriti proved to be difficult for the Welsh bowlers to stop and they scored their second half-century in the tournament, raining fours and sixes. She was dismissed on the 97th ball of the innings, but by then she had played a brilliant innings of 78 runs (52 balls) with the help of 7 fours and 3 sixes.

 

In the first team to reach the final end, Sophia Dunkley also scored 23 runs in just 13 balls with the. With the help of such batting, Southern Brave scored a mammoth score of 166 runs (3 wickets) in 100 balls, which is the highest score in the women’s tournament. In response, the Welsh team could only score 127 runs in 100 balls for the loss of 4 wickets and lost the match by 39 runs. With this victory, the Southern Brave also became the first team to reach the final of the tournament, cementing their place at the top of the points table.

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