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INDW vs WIW: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur hit tons

Smriti Mandhana scored 123 runs off 119 deliveries while Harmanpreet Kaur finishes her inning on 109 runs off 107 deliveries

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Both Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur smashed centuries as India managed to get past the 300 runs mark against the West Indies at Seddon Park. Mandhana scored 123 runs while Harmanpreet registered 109 runs before getting dismissed by the West Indies bowlers. Meanwhile, India finished on their highest ever total of 317-8 in any Women's World Cups.

Smriti Mandhana has been a powerful force of the Indian Women's team, and she proved her class again. After winning the opening game against Pakistan, the Indian team lost their next game convincingly to the New Zealand side.

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In an important game against West Indies Women, India opted to bat first on a flat Hamilton wicket. Both teams went with unchanged line-ups. Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia added 49 runs for the first wicket, but then India lost wickets in Tandem. After losing Yastika Bhatia at a team score of 49, Team India was 3 down at 78 runs.

The duo of Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana took the toll on them and stitched an amazing partnership. Both of them combined for 184 runs for the fourth wickets and turned the tide in India's favor.

Smriti Mandhana completed her century in just 108 balls. On the 2nd ball of the 40th over, Mandhana smashed a four down the square leg to complete her 2nd Women's World Cup century. However, Mandhana finishes her inning on 123 runs in 119 balls including 13 fours and two sixes.

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Apart from Smriti Mandhana, Indian vice-captain Harmanrpreet Kaur also scored a century. Harmanpreet has been criticized a lot for her form, but she proved her class yet again. She completed her century in just 100 balls courtesy of eight fours and two sixes. This was Harmanpreet's fourth ODI ton and second in the World Cups. She got out on the 49th over after scoring 109 runs off 107 balls including 10 fours and two sixes.

Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle praises for Smriti Mandhana on his Twitter handle

Indian veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle had a lot of praise for Smriti Mandhana. This is Smriti's third 50+ plus score in the last four games in New Zealand.

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"That was some innings from Smriti Mandhana! So classy and equally powerful on both sides. Joy to watch," Harsha Tweeted.

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