Netizens react as Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur tons lead India to series-clinching win over South Africa in 2nd Women’s ODI

Jun 19, 2024

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India Women secured a thrilling victory by just 4 runs in the 2nd ODI against South Africa Women at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, clinching the series win with one match remaining.

Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur shine with respective centuries

Electing to bowl first, South Africa Women were unable to contain a rampant Indian batting line-up. Smriti Mandhana (136 off 120 balls) anchored the innings with a brilliant knock, smashing 18 fours and 2 sixes. Harmanpreet Kaur (103 off 88 balls) provided crucial support with a blistering knock of her own, including 9 fours and 3 sixes. Valuable contributions from Dayalan Hemalatha (24 off 41 balls) and Richa Ghosh (25 off 13 balls) propelled India to a formidable total of 325/3 in their 50 overs.

Laura Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp’s tons in vain

South Africa Women came close to chasing down the mammoth target, thanks to a magnificent century from Laura Wolvaardt (135 off 135 balls), who struck 12 fours and 3 sixes. An equally impressive knock from Marizanne Kapp (114 off 94 balls), studded with 11 fours and 3 sixes, kept them in the hunt. However, India’s bowlers clawed their way back in the later stages, with Pooja Vastrakar (2/54) and Deepti Sharma (2/56) picking up crucial wickets.

Mandhana, who shone with both bat and ball (1 wicket for 13 runs), was deservedly named Player of the Match. With this win, India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Also READ: IN-W vs SA-W – Fans erupt as Smriti Mandhana hammers her second consecutive century; equals Mithali Raj’s long-standing record

Here is how fans reacted:

Mandhana – 136 (120).
Harmanpreet – 103* (88).
Richa – 25* (13).


— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 19, 2024

Back to back hundreds – you’re putting on a show, @mandhana_smriti! 💯 Our skipper, @ImHarmanpreet was spectacular as well with a brilliant century. Last over thriller and back to back wins for the Women in Blue! Keep going girls! 🇮🇳 @BCCIWomen

— Jay Shah (@JayShah) June 19, 2024

Two terrific tons by @mandhana_smriti and @ImHarmanpreet against South Africa today. The performances of @BCCIWomen have been solid in both ODIs so far.

Special congratulations to Smriti for breaching the 7,000 international runs landmark during the 1st ODI.

Keep the momentum…

— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 19, 2024

Smriti Mandhana – 136(120).
Harmanpreet Kaur – 103*(88).
Laura Wolvaardt – 135*(135).
Marizanne Kapp – 114(94).

– For the first ever in a Women’s ODI Match 4 players have scored Hundred in the History…!!!! 🤯

— Tanuj Singh (@ImTanujSingh) June 19, 2024

Smriti Mandhana – 136(120)
Harmanpreet Kaur – 103*(88)
Laura Wolvaardt – 135*(135)
Marizanne Kapp – 114(94)

For the first time in a Women’s ODI match where four players have scored hundred in the history. 🤯🔥🔥#INDvSA #INDWvSAW

— Saabir Zafar (@Saabir_Saabu01) June 19, 2024

🔹 Back to back centuries for Smriti Mandhana 🔥
🔹 Harmanpreet Kaur smashes 6th ODI ton 💯

India post a daunting target for South Africa in the second match.

📝 #INDvSA:

— ICC (@ICC) June 19, 2024

Queens – Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur #INDvSA

— Mr. SN ⚡ (@KnightBlog5) June 19, 2024

🇮🇳🌟 SPEAK ABOUT A THRILLER! Team India pulled off a heist against the Proteas women.

💪🏼 Centuries from Smriti & Harmanpreet in the first innings and last over heroics from Pooja Vastrakar helped India clinched the series.

📷 Getty • #SmritiMandhana

— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) June 19, 2024

𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗢𝗳 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀! 👏 🤝

Scorecard ▶️ | #SpiritOfCricket | #INDvSA | @ImHarmanpreet | @LauraWolvaardt | @ProteasWomenCSA | @IDFCFIRSTBank

— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 19, 2024

Smriti Mandhana – 136(120)
Harmanpreet Kaur – 103*(88)
Laura Wolvaardt – 135*(135)
Marizanne Kapp – 114(94)#INDvsSA#Super8

— Dipak Rajput (@dipak8486) June 19, 2024

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