2nd T20I: One of the most entertaining games we have been part of, says Smriti Mandhana | Cricket News

NAVI MUMBAI: star hitter Smriti Mandhanathe architect of India’s win over Australia in the second Women’s T20 on Sunday, described the game as one of the most entertaining matches she has played in.
India won the match via Super Over after the scores tied at 187 to level the five-game series at 1-1.
“Glad to see such prepared wickets for women’s cricket, you will get high scores, high chases. I think this is one of the most entertaining games we have all been in,” Mandhana said during of the post-match presentation. .

“When they were at bat I realized it was amazing wicket, I had my eyes on a big score. I didn’t want to make the same mistake as in the last inning,” Mandhana said, who was named Player of the Match for her. 79 on 49 balls.
She said everyone in the Indian team likes to aim for goals, but the team “also needs to work on setting totals”.
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said her players learned a lot from the previous game which the home side lost by nine wickets.
“We backed each other up. If somebody could get a little more, we might even have gotten 200. So that was the plan today, to back us up,” she said.

On Richa Ghosh hitting 26 out of 13, Kaur said: “I always supported her, even when she wasn’t getting points. Today we saw what we could do with her shooting power. struck.
“The pitch is something we have to keep working on, we gave away too many runs today. The bowling was better today as that wicket was too easy to beat, nothing for the bowlers. The pitch is the only thing we need to improve from today.”

Australia captain Alyssa Healy said: “I missed the ball a bit tonight and they cashed in. What a great advertisement for women’s cricket it has been, with 40,000 here tonight.
“I think we missed the ball a bit, we gave them a chase. We did well to hang on at the end and bring it to the Super Over, India were all over us in that chase. We we fought hard to get to this position, fought until the very end.”


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