Indian batters Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored for centuries to take the team to a total of 317 for eight against the West Indies in their ongoing Women’s World Cup game at Hamilton’s Seddon Park. Mandhana hit a blistering 123 from 119 balls, while Harmanpreet completed her with a 109 from 107 knockout as India recovered from the loss of three quick wickets to take a dominant total. The cricket club took to Twitter and praised the pair for their batting exploits against the West Indies.
Here’s how the world reacted to the centuries of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur:
“Itni lambi innings me @mandhana_smriti ne kitni baar kaha “arrey Harry di hasso na yaar.” Super guys. It was a joy to watch..!!!
@ImHarmanpreet,” Indian female cricketer Harleen Deol tweeted.
— Harleen Kaur Deol (@imharleenDeol) March 12, 2022
“So happy to see @mandhana_smriti score another #TeamIndia always looks very different when she’s in the running,” former Australian women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar wrote on Twitter.
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) March 12, 2022
“Goddess by offside. Great innings under pressure, well played @mandhana_smriti,” former India opener Wasim Jaffer wrote on Twitter.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 12, 2022
“That was a few turns of Smriti Mandhana! So stylish and equally powerful on both sides. Joy to watch,” tweeted senior cricket analyst and commentator Harsha Bhogle.
That was some innings of Smriti Mandhana! So stylish and equally powerful on both sides. Joy to watch.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 12, 2022
“Smriti Mandhana & Harmanpreet Kaur Clinical from India!! Womens IPL???”, a journalist wrote on Twitter.
Smriti Mandhana & Harmanpreet Kaur
Clinically from India!!
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) March 12, 2022
Here are some reactions from fans:
“Well played, Harmanpreet Kaur. She scored brilliant 109 runs from 107 balls, including 10 fours and 2 Sixes against West Indies Women in the 2022 World Cup. Superb innings Harmanpreet Kaur,” tweeted one fan.
Well played, Harmanpreet Kaur. She scored brilliant 109 runs from 107 balls, including 10 fours and 2 sixes against West Indies Women in the 2022 World Cup. Superb innings Harmanpreet Kaur. pic.twitter.com/ILFf3r8iF4
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 12, 2022
“Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur masterclass for India – great centuries and great collaboration,” wrote another fan.
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur Masterclass for India – Great Centuries and Great Collaboration pic.twitter.com/l9JhQf6QNr
— Sohom (@AwaaraHoon) March 12, 2022
With India reeling at 78 for three in one phase, Mandhana and Harmanpreet added 184 runs for the fourth wicket.
It is now up to the Indian bowlers to get the job done for the team.
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