AUS W vs IND W: Smriti Mandhana was dismissed after scoring 127 runs off 216 balls.© Instagram
The Indian women’s cricket team started on a positive note on Day 2 after a good start provided through the batting heroics of opener Smriti Mandhana on Day 1 of the Pink-ball Test at the Metricon Stadium in Queensland in Australia. Mandhana scored her maiden Test century as she put on a display of exceptional batting class to pace her innings to perfection. However, she was soon dismissed by Ashleigh Gardner after scoring a magnificent 127 off 216 balls. Mandhana had ended Day 1 at 84 not out yesterday as she took apart the opposition bowlers in style. Along with Shafali Verma, Mandhana gave a strong start at the start of the innings, which was later taken over by Punam Raut. Raut was holding steady from one end on Day 2 after ending the first day’s play on 18 runs off 75 balls. All Australian bowlers suffered due to inconsistent lines and lengths and only Sophie Molineux found her way through with Verma’s wicket on Day 1.
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