Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris paid the last word tribute to India batswoman Smriti Mandhana as he in contrast her to males’s group captain Virat Kohli. Styris paid wealthy compliments to Mandhana whereas commentating in the course of the first day of first Test between India and New Zealand at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday.
Styris additionally acknowledged that Mandhana has the aptitude to make a huge impact to women’s cricket, much like how legendary Windies skipper Viv Richards modified one-day internationals.
“She’s (Smriti Mandhana) the Virat Kohli of women’s cricket. And will be remembered as someone who changed women’s cricket much like Viv Richards did a long time ago in men’s cricket,” Scott Styris throughout commentary on IND vs NZ 1st Test.
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Mandhana, nonetheless, didn’t get off to an incredible begin with the bat within the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. She was dismissed for simply 10 runs in opposition to Australia in India’s match opener. But that didn’t change the end result of the competition because the ‘Women in Blue’ recorded a snug 17-run victory over the defending champions.
Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav bowled an impressive spell to steer India to victory. Put in to bat, India struggled to a under par 132 earlier than Poonam (4/19 in Four overs) foxed the Aussies together with her googlies, turning the match decisively into her group’s favour. Australia, who’ve gained the competitors 4 occasions in six editions, have been all out for 115 in 19.5 overs.
India will subsequent take on Bangladesh of their second group A conflict at WACA in Perth on Monday.