Smriti Mandhana hits a 23-Ball Fifty against England in the CWG 2022 Semifinals; Breaks her own record

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India opener and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana broke her own record of fastest fifty by an Indian batter in Women’s T20I in her knockout against England in the first-ever women’s cricket semi-final in Commonwealth Games history in the ongoing CWG 2022 in Edgbaston.

Mandhana was the face saver for the Indian team in the knockout match as she hammered the English bowling all over the Edgbaston stadium after Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and chose to bat first in the crucial encounter.

smriti mandhana. Photo Getty

India had only lost to Australia in the competition stage of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and reached the semi-finals by comfortably beating Pakistan and Barbados. Also against Australia they could have won the game by not building on the advantage of reducing the mighty Aussies to 49/5.

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Smriti Mandhana makes a T20I fifty in 23 balls, breaks her own record for fastest fifty by an Indian batter

Meanwhile, speaking of the Indian innings, Smriti Mandhana started beating the English bowlers to every corner of the ground and despite England captain Nat Sciver quickly changing the bowlers, each of them was hammered in the power playovers as India reached the 50-year mark. run mark reached in just 4.3 overs.

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Smriti Mandhana reached her fifty in 23 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes to her name before finally being fired for 61 runs in 32 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes. After her dismissal, England came back into the game as India finished in 164/5 in 20 overs with Jemimah Rodrigues 41*, Deepti Sharma 22 and Harmanpreet Kaur 20 runs.

India's Smriti Mandhana returns to the locker room after losing her wicket in the Women's Twenty20 Cricket Semifinal between India and England on day nine of the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, on August 6, 2022. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)
India’s Smriti Mandhana returns to the locker room after losing her wicket in the Women’s Twenty20 Cricket Semifinal between India and England on day nine of the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, on August 6, 2022. (Photo by Darren Staples / TBEN) (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/TBEN via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, during her astonishingly aggressive knock, Mandhana broke her own record by completing the fastest half-century by an Indian women’s batter in T20I cricket history. Her fifty-three 23 balls broke her own record of 24 balls that came in 2019 in a game against New Zealand.

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Incidentally, Mandhana also holds the record for the third fastest T20I half-century by an Indian female batter, when she scored a 25-ball half-century against England in 2018.

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