India’s opener Smriti Mandhana hit a half-century off simply 18 balls in a Kia Tremendous League (KSL) fit, equalling the ladies’s T20 international document set via New Zealand’s Sophie Devine.
Mandhana has been in very good shape for Western Hurricane within the ongoing KSL, scoring 48 and 37 within the first two suits for her facet, however went one higher on 29 July, via going berserk in opposition to the Loughborough Lighting fixtures bowlers in a rain-affected fit.
Mandhana, who turned into the primary Indian to play in England’s premier ladies’s home T20 match, slammed 5 fours and 4 sixes to stay unbeaten at 52 off simply 19 balls, as her facet Hurricane collected a complete of 85 runs on the lack of two wickets.
The quickest fifty in Kia Tremendous League historical past!! Take a bow @mandhana_smriti!!#StormTroopers percent.twitter.com/KVjcEyOQIW
— Western Hurricane (@WesternStormKSL) July 29, 2018
Coincidentally, Devine was once additionally enjoying within the fit for Loughborough and scored an unbeaten 46. However, she couldn’t avert a defeat for her facet who fell quick via 18 runs.
It wasn’t in reality sudden to look her artistry with the willow taking the social media via typhoon, but it surely was once Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara who made Mandhana’s day.
Sangakkara, who was once provide on the floor the place Mandhana recorded her feat, additionally took to Twitter and praised the Indian ladies cricketer.
“Gazing @mandhana_smriti placing bowlers to the sword right here at Taunton. She is good to observe. Nice ambassador and nice ability,” his tweet learn.
Gazing @mandhana_smriti placing bowlers to the sword right here at Taunton. She is good to observe. Nice ambassador and nice ability
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 29, 2018
After impressing everybody at the box, Mandhana additionally gracefully persevered the ‘fan second’ when she were given a possibility to fulfill Sangakkara.
The Indian southpaw clicked an image together with her position style after which shared it on Instagram with the caption: “This simply made my day. A large fangirl second for me. Can’t specific how satisfied and beaten I’m. This reminiscence goes to stick with me ceaselessly”.