There’s no stopping Smriti Mandhana; the star batswoman became the second fastest Indian to score 2000 runs in one-day internationals. The left-handed opener achieved the feat during the third and final ODI against West Indies played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda. Indian won the match by six wickets.
Smriti Mandhana played a 74-run knock and alongside Jemimah Rodrigues, stitched a 141-run opening partnership as Indian chased down the 195-run target with ease. The 23-year-old needed just 51 innings to go past 2000 runs in ODI cricket and thereby became only the 2nd fastest Indian after Shikhar Dhawan (48) to reach the milestone.
Smriti Mandhana, who has 2025 runs from 51 matches at an average of 43.08, has got to 2000 runs in ODI cricket faster than Virat Kohli (53), Sourav Ganguly (52), and Navjot Sidhu (52). She also became the third-fastest woman after Belinda Clark and Meg Lanning to achieve the milestone.