Smriti Mandhana joins exclusive list after leading India to victory vs West Indies

Sports Tak Staff
January 242023

India beat West Indies by 56 runs in the ongoing South Africa Women's T20I Tri-Series.

Indian opener Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 74 runs in 51 balls to help India to a total of 167/2. 

In doing so, the team's vice-captain became the first Indian to record 20 fifty-plus scores in Women's T20Is.

Mandhana is also just the third cricketer to achieve this feat. 

The other two players to do so are New Zealander Suzie Bates and West Indian Stafanie Taylor.

In total, Bates has 23 half-centuries in 139 T20Is for the White Ferns. 

Meanwhile, Stafanie Taylor has scored 21 half-tons in 111 T20Is.

Mandhana and Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (35-ball 56) forging an unbeaten 115-run stand for India. 

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