Smriti Mandhana is proved to be the golden girl for India as she scored a century against New Zealand during the 1st ODI at Napier. Her innings with Jemimah Rodrigues guided India to comprehensive 9 wicket victory. After winning the toss, India elected to field first and restricted the bowlers to the scored of 192 runs. It was Ekta Bist and Poonam Yadav who snapped three vital wickets each and escalated the problems for the Black Caps. Deepti Sharma got a couple of them. Suzie Bates was the highest scorer for the Kiwis’ team with 36 runs. India vs New Zealand 2019 Women’s Matches Full Schedule in IST Free PDF Download Online: IND vs NZ Timetable With Match Dates, Fixture Timings and Venue Details.
When it comes to batting, India’s Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues handled the fort for a long time and led the team to victory. Smriti made 105 runs from 104 deliveries. Throughout her innings, hit nine fours and three sixes. She batted at the strike rate of 100.96. Madhana brought in her fourth century in style with a boundary. However, Tahuhu b Kerr applied breaks to Mandhana’s innings as she got his wicket in the 33rd over. Jemimah Rodrigues remained not out on the score of 81 runs from 94 balls. She hit nine fours in her innings. No sooner India won the match, the netizens hailed the effort of Mandhana.
The official account of ICC praised Mandhana.
WHAT A KNOCK!
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2019
Here’s another tweet.
WHAT A KNOCK!
India opener Smriti Mandhana brings up her fourth ODI 💯 in the first #NZvIND ODI! 👏
— KAMLESH MEENA (@krrish__meena) January 24, 2019
Another tweet that praised Mandhana.
Clinical 9-wicket win for the Indian Women’s team over @WHITE_FERNS
Top bowling effort to restrict NZ to 192.
Smriti Mandhana hit a fine ton — fantastic knock. Is wonderful player to watch. Times the ball so well.
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 24, 2019
The match got wrapped up in the 33rd over itself and needless to say that the Indian dressing room had smiling faces. With this win, India gets the lead of 1-0 in the three-match ODI series. The next match will be played at Mount Maunganui on January 29, 2019.