In T20I cricket, Smriti Mandhana is the pillar of the Indian women’s team. Her immense contribution to the format has helped India to overcome different challenges at different times. Yet again she proved her worth in the ongoing T20I series against England Women in their den. Mandhana played a match-winning knock of 79* off 53 balls to register her 17th fifty in the format.
In her last 9 T20I innings, the Indian opener has recorded three half-centuries including a best of 79* against England Women. She remained not out two times in her last 8 T20I innings. Now, let’s take a look at the last 9 T20I innings of Smriti Mandana in detail below.
In the first innings of these last 9 innings, Mandhana scored 22 off 21 against Sri Lanka women in the final T20I match at Dambulla. Her innings also included three fours.
In the next T20I innings, she played a quickfire inning of 24 off 17 against Australia Women in the CWG 22 game at Birmingham, which includes 5 boundaries.
The third T20I innings of Mandhana was a half-century against Pakistan Women in the CWG 22, which eventually India Women won. She scored 63* off 42 balls which includes 8 fours and 3 sixes.
The fourth T20I innings on this list was a 5 runs innings of 7 balls which included only one boundary. These innings came against Barbados Women in CWG 22 game.
However, in the very next innings, Smriti bounced back with a 61 runs innings off 32 balls, which includes 8 boundaries and three over boundaries. This inning also came in CWG 22 against England Women.
In the sixth T20I innings, Smriti scored 6 runs off 7 balls with one boundary in the finals of CWG 22 against Australia Women which India eventually lost.
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The next T20I innings on this list is a 23 runs innings against England in their den. In this innings, Mandhana scored 23 off 22 balls including 4 fours. This is the first game of the three-match T20I series.
In the eighth innings, Smriti Mandhana was 79* runs off 53 balls against England Women, which eventually helped India to level the series. Her unbeaten innings included 13 boundaries.
The ninth and latest T20I innings of Mandhana was 9 off 8 balls that she made against England in the final T20I on September 15.
In her 95-match T20I career, Smriti has aggregated 2303 runs in 93 innings at an average of 27.30. She has a strike rate of 122.67 and the highest score of 86 in the format. Way back in 2013, Mandhana debuted in T20I against Bangladesh Women, in which she scored 39 off 36.
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