During the exquisite unbroken half-century GOLD COAST: elegance was characterized by a strong start for India, reaching 101 for 1 at the supper break on the first day of their one-off day and night rosy ball, which tests Australia on Tuesday.
For the opening stand (31, of 64 balls), Mandhana, who regularly blasted the off-side field, with some beautiful strokes to 64 off 112 balls with 13 bounds, adding 93, who played the second boy throughout her partnership.
The choice by the Australian team to field first after the visitors had laid a green band seemed to backfire as Mandhana immediately attacked during the first hour of play.
Indeed, the reverse was the case
was more intense than her senior partner attacked with superb taste to play a defensive game.
He was punished with a certain number of limits, both off-site and on a few whips on the leg-side, as Mandhana hit her.
It also took a few overtures to get the perfect length, as the exquisite left-hander quickly reached her fifty-ball run with a cover drive from
Whenever Mandhana bordered between the point and deck or the deck, it was the best sight to see.
She struck four boundaries with Shapali, but she also seemed a touch scratchy offering her a couple of opportunities, one in the slips that were a reflection, and the other in the innings of Mandhana had two parts.
India 1st 101/1 inns in 33 overlaps (Smriti Mandhana 64, Shafali Verma 31) vs Australia 1st Sophie Molineux 1/18.