Smriti Mandhana first won the hearts of fans with her batting and with this lovely thing, shared the player of the match trophy with Harmanpreet Kaur

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Sudden Park: India beat West Indies by 155 runs in their Women’s World Cup match. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur played an important role in this victory. Both scored centuries. And after the match, he won hearts. Smriti was adjudged the player of the match but she decided to share the award with Harmanpreet. India showed a wonderful game in the match played at Sudden Park on Saturday. India’s score at one point was 78 for three wickets. After 13.5 overs, the Indian team looked in trouble. Opener Mandhana got Harmanpreet’s support on such an occasion. Both pulled out the Indian innings with difficulty. Both of them started batting aggressively once the innings was handled. Fours kept coming at regular intervals and the Indian innings started moving towards big scores.

184 run partnership
The experienced batsmen put together 184 runs. Both took the score from 78/3 to 262 in the 43rd over. Left-handed opener Mandhana scored 123 runs. He hit 13 fours and two sixes. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet worked to take the innings beyond 300. He completed his century in the 46th over. The 33-year-old hit 10 fours and 2 sixes.

we are equal partners
After the match, Mandhana said, ‘I think not getting the player of the match by scoring a century is something that I would not want as a player. I think both of us played an equal role in taking the team’s score past 300. So I think it will be good that we share this trophy and I think we both deserve it. We learn from our mistakes and try not to repeat them. He further said, ‘As batsmen, we love both chasing runs and setting goals. Last time we were chasing runs but we could not get the win. For this we need to find the rhythm. Our strength is different. We bat well against spin and we also like the pace.

[Attribution to NBT]

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