Smriti Mandhana joins exclusive list after leading India to victory vs West Indies Sports Tak Staff
January 24, 2023
Indian opener Smriti Mandhana scored 74 runs in 51 balls as India beat West Indies in the South Africa Women's T20I Tri-Series.
In doing so, she became the first Indian, and third overall, to record 20 fifty-plus scores in Women's T20Is.
But this is not the statistic which might prove she has been Team India's best batter of all time.
No other batter from Team India has been able to complete this feat from the Indian women's team!
Coming closest to her are former skipper Mithali Raj, and her current teammate Jemimah Rodrigues.
Both these batters have crossed 70 runs in T20Is three times for India.
Meanwhile, current skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has hit more than 70 runs in T20I cricket twice in her career.
Mandhana and Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (35-ball 56) forged an unbeaten 115-run stand for India.