Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored hundreds of records as India beat West Indies after 317

Women’s World Cup 2022: While Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian batsman to hit more than 2 hundreds at the World Cup, Smriti Mandhana hit 123 as Indian batsmen dominated the West Indies attack in their 3rd game of the tournament on Saturday.

Smriti Mandhana reached 123 as India dominated West Indies in Hamilton on Saturday (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India scored 317/8 in 50 overs against the West Indies in Hamilton
  • Smriti Mandhana hit 123, the highest score by an Indian batter against WI
  • Harmanpreet Kaur beat her 3rd World Cup hundred on Saturday

Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur set a number of records as they hit 100 each to help India score a 317/8 in their third game of the 2022 Women’s World Cup against the West Indies at Seddon Park in Hamilton. After a bland show against hosts New Zealand on Thursday, India stormed back with the racquet to prove their naysayers wrong.

While Smriti Mandhana hit 123 in just 119 balls, Harmanpreet Kaur smashed 109 jn 107 balls, hitting 23 boundaries and 4 sixes between them. The two added 184 runs stand for the 4th wicket as India rebounded from 78/3 to post a score of over 300.

The partnership of 184 between Smriti and Harmanpreet is the highest for India at the Women’s World Cup and their fourth highest tally in ODI cricket.

HARMANPREET SETS NEW RECORD IN INDIA

Harmanpreet Kaur reached a 3rd World Cup hundred on Saturday (AFP Photo)

Meanwhile, Harmanrpeet Kaur also became the first Indian batsman to bat more than 2 hundreds at Women’s World Championships. She passed her batting partner Smriti Mandhana and captain MIthali Raj, who had a day off with the bat on Saturday against the West Indies. Both Smriti and Mithali have 2 hundreds each at the World Championships.

MOST HUNDREDS AT WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Janette Brittin (England) – 4 hundreds in 36 games
Charlotte Edwards (England) – 4 hundreds in 30 games
Suzie Bates (New Zealand) – 3 hundreds in 23 games
Harmanpreet Kaur (India) – 3 hundreds in 22 games

Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana’s 123 is the highest total posted by an Indian slugger against the West Indies. The India opener also passed captain Mithali to win most hundreds outside of India – 5.

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