- Smriti Mandhana scored 127 runs in 216 balls
- Virat Kohli scored 136 runs in Day Night Test
- The jersey number of captain Kohli and Mandhana is 18.
Indian opener Smriti Mandhana has done wonders in the Pink Ball Test match against Australia. Mandhana created history by scoring a scintillating century on the second day of the ongoing one-off Test at Carrara, Queensland.
Mandhana has become the second Indian to score a century in a Pink Ball Test match. Earlier, in the Test match played with pink ball, Indian captain Virat Kohli also scored a century.
This is the first century of 25-year-old Mandhana’s Test career. He completed his century off 170 balls in the 52nd over of the innings with a four off Ellis Perry. She got out after scoring 127 runs. During this, he hit 22 fours and a six in 216 balls. Mandhana is the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in Tests in Australia.
Before Mandhana, Kohli scored 136 runs in the Day Night Test match against Bangladesh at the historic Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata in the year 2019. Fans started discussing jersey number-18 on social media as soon as Mandhana scored a century.
Actually, the jersey number of Mandhana and Virat is 18. A fan tweeted, ‘Jersey number 18 always roars anywhere.’ On the other hand, Team India’s former Test opener Wasim Jaffer called Mandhana the goddess of offside. Another user shared the photo of Kohli and Mandhana and wrote, ‘Kuch to baat hai jersey number 18 mein’.
Hundred partnership with Poonam Raut
Mandhana shared a 102-run partnership with Poonam Raut for the second wicket. Earlier, he had added 93 runs for the first wicket with Shefali Verma.
Smriti scored a half-century in just 51 balls with the help of 11 fours on the first day of the Test match.
Hundred in the fourth test
Veteran opener Mandhana has scored a century in her fourth Test match. Earlier, Mandhana had also scored a half-century in the debut test. Mandhana, who made her Test debut against England in the year 2014, played a fine innings of 78 against England in Bristol three months ago.