Smriti Mandhana surpasses 2500 ODI Runs, Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar Creates World Record

The epic India vs Pakistan at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday at Mount Maunganui has seen a couple of milestones. First, Smriti Mandhana crossed 2500 ODI runs. Then, when India was struggling at 114 for 6, Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar stitched in a 122 run partnership for the 7th wicket which is the highest 7th wicket partnership in women’s cricket history.

 

Smriti Mandhana surpasses 2500 ODI Run mark. PC: ICC/Getty Images
Smriti Mandhana surpasses 2500 ODI Run mark. PC: ICC/Getty Images

 

Smriti Mandhana started off her world cup campaign with an excellent half-century. While Smriti was on 39, she crossed 2500 runs becoming the 4th Indian to score 2500 runs behind Mithali Raj, Anjum Chopra, and Harmanpreet Kaur. She got out for 52 scoring 3 boundaries and a maximum.

After Smriti Mandhana’s dismissal, team India’s middle-order collapsed and India was reduced to 114 for 6. All-rounders Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana stepped up and scored impressive fifties and stitched in a partnership of 122 runs allowing India to go past 200 and helping India set a good score of 244 in 50 overs. Sneh Rana scored 53* with 4 boundaries and Pooja Vastrakar scored 67 with 8 boundaries. This 122 run partnership is the highest 7th wicket partnership in Women’s cricket history going past New Zealand’s Nicola Browne and Sarah Tsukigawa’s 104 run partnership against England in 2007.

Pooja Vastrakar scored her 2nd fifty in one day international. She scored some beautiful boundaries through covers. She got out for 67 with 8 boundaries. Sneh Rana who’s making her world cup debut announced herself in the tournament with an unbeaten 53 of 48 balls scoring 4 boundaries. She was great in strike rotations with fast singles and twos.

Also Read:  Past Records of Australia vs England Women in Knockout Stage ODI World Cup

Team India will be happy with these milestones and will be making sure to break more records and win big matches going forward ultimately winning the world cup.

Follow Female Cricket on Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news and updates around Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

Dhanush Lavanya

I’m a Content Writer, Podcaster and Presenter. I’ve written 100+ articles across various sports and produced 50+ Podcast episodes. You can find my podcast “The Off Stump” on Spotify.

Liked the story? Leave a comment here