Smriti Mandhana 90 in IPL today: Twitter reactions on Trailblazers’ captain’s incredible IPL innings as she fought it out on a tough Jaipur track
Smriti Mandhana ran the show in the Woman’s IPL 1st game between the Trailblazers and the Supernovas. The Trailblazers captain got her team off to a slow start in the game tonight, struggling for timing in the first half of her innings. However, she stuck around and did not throw her wicket away, getting better with her timing all the time.
The Jaipur wicket has been a little sticky all through the IPL season and did something similar today too. Mandhana had understood that she needed to spend some time in the middle to get accustomed to the pace of the wicket. And she did so brilliantly, attacking the spinners in the middle phase and upping the ante for the Trailblazers.
Harleen Deol, who has recently made her India debut gave her good support in the middle, helping the Trailblazers explode in the last 5.
Smriti Mandhana hit some brilliant strokes over extra cover to get her strike rate going and helping Trailblazers get 140 runs on the board, despite a slow start in the initial 10 overs. Mandhana’s power hitting meant that she got to 90 off 67 balls, delighting that Jaipur crowd to some typical Mandhana hitting.
Twitter reactions on Trailblazers’ captain’s incredible IPL innings
That’s a well made half-century for Smriti Mandhana 👏👏
Trailblazers 87/1 after 14.3 overs pic.twitter.com/bcSyCpKU4F
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 6, 2019
At first look, Smriti Mandhana should feel at home in this Trailblazers squad as she and Bates might have to do the heavylifting with not too much support from the middle order. Must feel familiar for her. 😉 https://t.co/TSW6OgxX8A
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) May 6, 2019
Smriti Mandhana, what a player !! 90 in 67 balls for Trailblazers in WIPL.
— Nandu Buty (@NanduButy) May 6, 2019
When life gives you Smriti make it Mandhana not Irani.😊
What a fabulous knock by Smriti Mandhana.
— Phoolchand Tripathi (@MunnaBhaiyya) May 6, 2019
Watching Smriti Mandhana batting is an absolute delight and guess what her jersey number is “one8”..
Champ @mandhana_smriti brilliant 90..💪👏👏
— God’s perfect idiot. (@Prashan92767236) May 6, 2019
— Ashok Jammy (@AshokJammy_) May 6, 2019
After notching up the first fifty of the 2019 #WomensT20Challenge, Smriti Mandhana brought out a delectable lofted drive over extra cover to hit the first SIX of the tournament.
Worth creating a GIF out of the replays of that shot. (Do it, Tweeple, for your own good.) #WIPL
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) May 6, 2019