Indian women cricketers ride the segway: The Indian opening batswoman was witnessed riding the segway after India’s win at Napier.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India Women’s tour of New Zealand at Napier, India defeated the hosts by 9 wickets in a comprehensive manner to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
After India captain Mithali Raj won the toss and chose to field, India dismissed the opposition on 192 in 48.4 overs. New Zealand opening batswoman Suzie Bates remained their top-scorer scoring 36 (54) with the help of two fours. With bowling figures of 9-0-32-3, left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the pick of the bowlers for India.
Indian openers in Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana made a 193-run target look extremely easy as they put together a 190-run stand for the first wicket. Their heroics aided India to chase the target in 33 overs.
WHAT A KNOCK!
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2019
INDIA WIN: A nine-wicket victory for @BCCIWomen! They chase down 193 in 33 overs thanks to a record opening partnership between Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues.
A professional all-round performance. pic.twitter.com/uNfGRktkwn
— The Field (@thefield_in) January 24, 2019
India’s openers Smriti Mandhana (87) and Jemimah Rodrigues (72) are making light work of this total! Some quality batting on display.
🇮🇳 164/0 | 29 overs
— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 24, 2019
Mandhana, who scored her fourth ODI century, once again proved as to why she is one of the most reliable opening batswoman across the globe. Her teenage opening partner scored her maiden ODI half-century, 81* (94), with the help of nine fours.
Much like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, the women cricketers were also seen as riding the segway (a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter) in a celebratory effort after the match got over.
While Dhoni was his usual self during his ride, Kohli had tried a few funny dance moves during his turn. In a video which has gone viral, while one of the Indian players is riding the segway, Mandhana is heard from behind saying, “Easy hai yaar. Dhoni ko dekh kar lagaa tha bahut tough hai (It is easy. After watching Dhoni [riding the segway], it looked very tough).”
Watch the full video below:
“Easy hai yaar, par Dhoni ko dekh ke toh lag raha tha bot tough hai” ~ Smriti Mandhana 😂 pic.twitter.com/lDL9GTnO68
— Monica (@monicas004) January 25, 2019