Smriti Mandhana becomes fastest Indian woman to complete 3000 runs in ODIs | News about cricket

CANTERBURY (England): India’s star hitter Smriti Mandhana on Wednesday passed the 3000-run mark in the One-Day International, becoming the third Indian player to reach the milestone in the women’s ODI.
Mandhana achieved the feat in her 76th ODI round, surpassing the legend of India Mithali Raj who passed the mark in 88 plays.
Mandhana achieved this feat in the second ODI match of a three-match series against England in Canterbury. Smriti Mandhana completed 3,000 runs in ODI cricket with an average of 43+ and almost 85 hits.

Mandhana becomes fastest Indian female tennis player and third fastest Indian after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to the landmark. While Dhawan hit 3000 ODIs in 72 turns, Kohli did so in 75 turns. Mandhana played one more turn than Kohli, hitting the milestone on her 76th turn.
The left-handed opener, who made her ODI debut in 2013, has 5th 24th half a century in this format, and is India’s third female tennis player after Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur to the 3000 runs mark in the format.
22 female tennis players have over 3000 ODI runs, but only two have reached the milestone faster than Mandhana – Belinda Clark (62 runs) and Meg Lanning (64 rounds).

The ongoing series between India and England is the second series in the ICC Women’s Championship cycle for India. The tournament determines the possibility of participating in the ICC Women’s Cricket Championship in 2025.
Mandhana started this streak with a 91-of-99-ball shot in Hove, helping India to a seven-point win on Sunday.

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