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Twitterati laud Smriti Mandhana after she scores 50 in 18 balls

Sophie Devine in 2015 had scored the fastest T20I fifty against India in Bangalore.

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Congratulations poured in for Indian batter Smriti Mandhana after she scored joint fastest fifty on Sunday (29 July) in Women’s T20 while playing for Western Storm against Loughborough Lightning in the KIA Super League.

Mandhana took 18 balls to score the half-century and in the process equalled the record of the quickest women’s T20 half-century with New Zealand’s Sophie Devine. Smriti Mandhana also holds the record of the fastest T20 International century by an Indian woman player.

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Sophie Devine in 2015 had scored the fastest T20I fifty against India in Bangalore.

The 22-year-old opener is also first Indian to play in the KIA Super League (England’s flagship T20 tournament for women). Mandhana remained unbeaten at the score of 52 off 19 balls in a rain-hit match. During her innings, she hit 5 fours and 4 sixes and completed her half-century with a six.

Mandhana also holds the record of now fastest fifty in Kia Super League. Earlier in her debut match, Mandhana, against Yorkshire Diamonds, was just two runs short of scoring the fastest KSL fifty as she was dismissed at the score of 48 off 20 balls.

The prolific Indian batter, Mandhana has amassed 857 runs in 40 T20Is (with a high score of 76). Mandhana has scored 1,464 runs in 41 One Day Internationals (with a high score of 135).