Smriti Mandhana joins Rohit, Virat, Harmanpreet in record list

In a historic moment at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Indian vice-captain Smriti Mandhana etched her name in the cricket annals, becoming the fourth Indian to achieve a remarkable milestone. The first T20I clash between India and Australia witnessed a commanding nine-wicket victory for the hosts, with Mandhana playing a pivotal role in this triumph.

Joining the esteemed company of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Harmanpreet Kaur, Mandhana’s achievement places her among the select few Indians to attain this elusive feat. The match showcased Mandhana’s prowess as she played a crucial role in securing India’s victory.

Mandhana now stands as the fourth Indian, and second woman, alongside Rohit Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Virat Kohli, to surpass 3000 runs in the shortest format. This accomplishment places her in the esteemed company of global women cricketers, including Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning, and Harmanpreet Kaur.

Smriti Mandhana’s journey to this milestone has been nothing short of extraordinary. Making her T20I debut against Bangladesh in 2013, she has since played 126 T20Is for India, amassing an impressive tally of 22 half-centuries.

Notably, Mandhana now holds the record as the fastest women’s cricketer to reach the 3000-run mark, achieving this feat in just 2461 balls.

Most women’s T20I runs:

Player Country Runs
Suzie Bates NZ 4118
Meg Lanning AUS 3405
Stephanie Taylor WI 3236
Harmanpreet Kaur IND 3195
Sophie Devine NZ 3107
Smriti Mandhana* IND 3000*

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