Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian woman to score a century in a pink-ball Test as she compiled an elegant 127 against Australia in the one-off Pink Ball Test. This is also the first century by an Indian woman on Australian soil. Mandhana consumed 216 balls to engineer her marathon effort with the help of 22 boundaries and a six at the Carrara Oval, and added an Indian record of 102 runs in Australia for the second wicket with Punam Raut, continuing the good work after stitching 93 with Shafali Verma on a rain-marred opening day.
Straight drives don’t get much better than that.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 1, 2021