Smriti bags fastest T20I fifty for India

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Smriti Mandhana smacked a fifty in the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington in just 24 deliveries to record the fastest half century in the shortest format by an Indian woman.

This is Mandhana’s seventh T20I fifty and it has come as India chase a solid target of 160 runs put by New Zealand.

Mandhana reached the 50-run mark off just 24 balls in the first T20I against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington during India’s run-chase.

She was one of the stars in India’s semi-final at the Women’s World T20 in the West Indies. Mandhana scored 178 runs during the tournament in five matches at a strike-rate of 125.35.

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