India is a sports-loving country and all the sports are appreciated here. India is continuously excelling in games like Cricket, Badminton, Hockey, Football, etc. and soon our country will be among the top countries in most of the sports.
Women's sport was not given much importance in our country earlier but now with passing time and more social media users, the awareness about female athletes and their sports matches are gaining attention they deserve. Women like Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, etc have become new youth icons of the country. A new addition to the list of these stars is Smriti, who is always being appreciated as beauty with brains.
In a recent match in the KIA Super League in Taunton on Sunday, Smriti Mandhana blasted 50 runs in just 18 balls. Playing for Western Storm against Loughborough Lightning, Mandhana remained unbeaten on 52 off 19 deliveries. Her exceptional knock included five fours and four sixes.
Incidentally, Smriti, the first Indian to play in the KIA Super League. With her whirlwind knock, Mandhana now holds the record along with New Zealand’s Sophie Devine. Mandhana’s half-century is also the quickest in the Kia Super League.
The match was shortened to six overs a side due to rain and the southpaw made maximum use of field restrictions to launch a brutal assault. Together with Racheal Priest, Mandhana forged a 71-run opening stand in just 30 deliveries. Mandhana’s strike rate was an astronomical 273.68
So far Mandhana has amassed 857 runs in 42 T20Is with a high score of 76 since making her debut five years ago. Earlier in March this year, Mandhana smashed a half-century in 25 balls for India against England.
We congratulate her for making the country proud. Stay tuned to Laughing Colours for the latest sports news and updates.