Indian women cricketers are having a good time in Australia as they are scoring crucial runs in the women’s Big Bash League and helping their respective teams in winning matches. Indian women team’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored a quickfire 56 off just 26 balls for Sydney Thunder while Smriti Mandhana scored 69 runs for Hobart Hurricanes and also won the player of the match award.
The vice-captain of India’s T20I team, Smriti Mandhana found form in the match against Melbourne Stars. She was out for a duck in her first game for Hurricanes but she came back strongly in her second game and produced a fine half-century.
She scored 69 runs off 41 balls and enabled Hurricanes to reach to 196 runs in their 20 overs. The target was too much to handle for the Stars and they scored only 124 runs.
Mandhana was adjudged the player of the match award for her heroic performance.
On the other hand, the captain of India’s T20I team Harmanpreet Kaur hammered a 26-ball 56 run knock to take Sydney Thunder home.
Kaur smashed six fours and three sixes in her aggressive innings that propelled Thunder’s score to 192 runs.
Brisbane Heat batters crumbled under the pressure of the big target and lost the game.
Kaur is been in terrific form recently as she scored a sensational hundred against New Zealand in the ICC’s women’s World T20 while Mandhana had struck a crucial half-century against Australia in the same tournament.
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The Indian cricketer was equally prolific in the field. After scoring a stunning fifty she took a sensational catch at long-on.
Heat batter Grace Harris had scored a half-century and was looking good when she pulled a delivery by Maisy down the ground.
Kaur stationed at long-on dived in front and caught the ball inches above the ground. The ball popped out of her hands but she still held on it and closed the doors for Heat.