Smriti Mandhana creates history with 343 runs in ODIs vs SA-W

Published - 23 Jun 2024, 11:11 PM | Updated - 23 Jun 2024, 11:12 PM

Smriti Mandhana
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India Women batter Smriti Mandhana achieved a massive feat in the history of the women's ODIs. She became the batter with the most number of runs in the three-match 50-over series after her staggering performance in the series against South Africa Women. 

Smriti Mandhana achieved the record after their stellar performance with the bat in the third ODI against South Africa Women on Sunday (23rd June). The match between the two teams, which was also a dead rubber, took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. 

Smriti Mandhana continued her golden form with the bat as she made sure that she played another stupendous innings with the bat for her team. The opening batter looked in golden touch as she came up with another magnificent innings for her team. 

Smriti Madhana, who slammed centuries in the last two ODIs, was on the verge of getting another ton as she looked in complete control of her innings. The left-hander, however, got unluckily in the as she missed the ton by just 10 runs. 

Smriti Mandhana ended with an innings of 90 runs off 83 balls. She batted with a strike rate of over 108 and also slammed 11 fours in her innings. The opening batter made sure that she helped her team win the game and complete the whitewash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

With her 90-run knock, Smriti Mandhana ended with 343 runs in the three-match series against South Africa. The opening batter had an average of 114 in the series with the highest score of 136 runs, which she registered in the second game of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. 

Here's the list of the most runs by a batter in the Women's ODIs:

Player

Inns

Runs

Vs

Aug

100s/50s

HS

KL Rolton (WI]

6

394

AUS

197.00

1/3

102*

AE Satterthwaite [NZ)

4

393

PAK

196.50

3/0

137*

CM Edwards [ENG]

5

380

SA

95.00

1/4

102

AC Kerr [NZ)

5

353

IND

117.66

1/3

119*

AE Satterthwaite [NZ)

7

344

SA

68.80

0/3

89*

Smriti Mandhana (IND]

3

343

SA

114.33

2/1

136

Unfortunate to miss out on a 100 today - Smriti Mandhana 

Smriti Mandhana, who won the Player of the Series, was gutted to miss out on her century and said that it was unfortunate. But she was happy with the way her team performed and said that it was a good confidence booster for them ahead of the T20 World Cup. She explained: 

"Unfortunate to miss out on a 100 today. Those kind of shots (sweep) sometimes come off and you need to keep backing yourself. The bowlers bowled really well and for us it is just about applying ourselves with the bat. We have a series left, Asia Cup and then the World Cup. 

"After today's over I don't I will get to bowl again, tried my hand in the previous game and got lucky, always good to add a different skill and if it comes off then it is the best feeling," 

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