Smriti Mandhana records fastest fifty for India in women's T20Is
Smriti Mandhana batting vs England
With the battle for the final berth currently underway at Edgbaston, it was the Smriti Mandhana show in the first half hour of the semi-final bout between India and England.
Drives, sweeps, pulls - Mandhana with her nonchalant strokeplay batted like a dream in the knockout affair. Besides giving India a mighty edge with her blistering start, the southpaw's fearless attitude has reaped rewards for her as well.
Smashing her way to a 23-ball fifty, Mandhana registered the quickest half-century for India in women's T20Is. The 26-year-old shattered her own record as she had scored a fifty off 24 deliveries versus New Zealand in 2019.
Mandhana has now broken into the elite list of the fastest fifty-scorers among the women in the international T20s. She, currently, stands joint-fifth in the record books.