Smriti continued to attack the opposition in the opening session of the second day as she reached triple figure in the 52nd over of the innings after hitting two boundaries off Ellyse Perry.
New Delhi: Indian opener Smriti Mandhana on Friday became the first Indian woman to score a century in a women’s cricket Test with the pink ball on the second day against Australia in Carrara, Queensland.
Smriti continued to attack the opposition in the opening session of the second day as she hit two fours off Ellyse Perry to reach triple figure in the 52nd over of the innings. The Indian opener was clinical throughout as he penalized anything full or too short with several impressive drives and pulls. With this Test century, Smriti now has the highest individual score for India women in Australia across all three formats. The highest individual score in Australia for Team India is as follows; Tests: Smriti Mandhana (108*), ODIs: Smriti Mandhana (102), and T20Is: Smriti Mandhana (66).
Smriti also became the fourth woman player and the first Indian woman to score a century in both ODIs and Tests.
Earlier, India ended the first day 132-1 and Mandhana and Poonam Raut scored an unbeaten 80 and 16. Shafali Verma fell the only wicket in the opening session.
The day was called off before rain forced an early call for tea. The remaining days of the pink ball Test will start 30 minutes earlier.
First published:October 1, 2021, 11:06 am