Indian opener Smriti Mandhana slammed her third ODI century (135) during the second One-Day International of the 3-match series between India Women and South Africa Women at Kimberley.
After completing that hundred, Smirti became the first Indian woman cricket to score a century against South Africa in South Africa. She had never played against South Africa in South Africa before the series. When she first played two days ago, she set a new record by scoring 84.
Mandhana had surpassed her previous highest score by some distance on Wednesday. Smriti along with Harmanpreet Kaur build a strong partnership of 134 runs for the third wicket.
The southpaw batter also went past her previous best score of 106 that she had scored against West Indies in 2017 Women’s World Cup. She added 135 runs in her brilliant innings with help of 14 fours and a minimum. Along with Harmanpreet, Mandhana broke the record of the highest partnership for any wicket for India against South Africa in South Africa (the previous record was 129) as they made 134 runs for the third wicket.
Team India went on to make as many as 302 runs in the first innings by losing just 3 wickets. They a gave a mammoth target of 303 runs with the help of Smriti Mandhana’s century to the hosts in the second innings.
However, in the second innings, India’s pace spearhead, Jhulan Goswami became the first ODI bowler to pick 200 scalps when dismissed Laura Wolvaardt early in the second innings