Smriti Mandhana becomes fastest Indian woman to complete 3000 runs in ODIs | Cricket News

CANTERBURY (UK): India’s star drummer Smriti Mandhana On Wednesday, she passed the milestone of 3,000 runs in the One-Day International format, becoming the third Indian player to pass the Women’s ODI milestone.
Mandhana achieved the feat in his 76th ODI round, passing the Indian legend Mithali Raj who crossed the mark in 88 innings.
Mandhana achieved the feat in the second ODI match of the three-game series against England at Canterbury. Smriti Mandhana has made 3,000 runs in ODI cricket averaging 43+ and almost 85 strike rate.

Mandhana became the fastest Indian player and the third fastest Indian after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. While Dhawan reached 3000 ODI runs in 72 rounds, Kohli did so in 75 rounds. Mandhana took a round more than Kohli, breaking the milestone in his 76th round.
The left-handed flyhalf, who made her ODI debut in 2013, is five centuries and 24 half centuries into the format, and is India’s third player after Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur at the bar of 3000 passages in the format.
22 players have over 3000 ODI runs, but only two have reached the landmark faster than Mandhana – Belinda Clark (62 runs) and Meg Lanning (64 innings).

The ongoing series between India and England is the second series in the ICC Women’s Championship cycle for India. The tournament decides qualification for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025.
Mandhana started the series with a thrilling 91 from 99 in Hove, helping India to seven wickets on Sunday.

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