Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana played for India and scored her fifth ODI century.© AFP
Indian batter Smriti Mandhana scored her fifth ODI century on Saturday in the ongoing Women’s World Cup game against the West Indies at Seddon Park in Hamilton. It took Mandhana just 108 balls to reach triple digits, breaking 13 boundaries and two sixes. She was eventually fired with 123 from 118 balls. Mandhana and Vice-Captain Harmanpreet Kaur have put India in a leading position after the West Indies took a few early wickets.
India was at one point 78 for three before Mandhana and Harmanpreet added 184 runs for the fourth wicket.
Harmanpreet is also approaching her hundred and will try to bring India to a grand total.
Earlier, India had won the toss and skipper Mithali Raj chose to bat.
Mithali Raj also set a huge record on Saturday when she passed former Australian skipper Belinda Clarke for the most appearances as captain at the Women’s World Cups.
Clarke captained Australia in 23 games.
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