Image Source : PTI Smriti Mandhana against South Africa during the 2nd ODI on June 19, 2024

India’s top cricketer Smriti Mandhana smashed another brilliant century against South Africa in the second ODI match in Bengaluru to script a historic record on Wednesday, June 19. Mandhana equalled the legendary cricketer Mithali Raj‘s record for most ODI hundreds for India with her seventh century.

Mithali ended her over two-year drought for an international century by smashing a sensational hundred in the first ODI on Sunday. She surpassed the current India women’s cricket team captain Harmnapreet Kaur’s tally of five hundred in the first match and now equalled Mithali Raj’s record. Notably, Smriti has played 127 fewer innings than her former teammate and is expected to reach double-digit record for centuries. 

Meanwhile, Smriti also became the first Indian female cricketer to register two consecutive centuries in ODIs. She also became the first batter to register two centuries in a bilateral ODI series for India. 

Most ODI centuries for India:

  1. Smriti Mandhana – 7 centuries in 84 innings
  2. Mithali Raj – 7 centuries in 211 innings
  3. Harmanpreet Kaur – 5 centuries in 113 innings
  4. Punam Raut – 3 centuries in 73 innings
  5. Thirush Kamini – 2 centuries in 37 innings

More to follow…

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