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

CANTERBURY (UK): India’s star batter Smriti Mandhana on Wednesday passed the 3,000-run milestone in the One-Day International format, becoming the third Indian player to reach the milestone in women’s ODIs.
Mandhana achieved the feat in her 76th ODI innings, surpassing the Indian legend Mithali Raj who crossed the line in 88 innings.
Mandhana achieved this feat in the second ODI game of the three-game series against England in Canterbury. Smriti Mandhana completed 3,000 runs in ODI cricket with an average of 43+ and nearly 85 strikes.

Mandhana became the fastest Indian female player and the third fastest Indian after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to the milestone. While Dhawan reached 3000 ODI runs in 72 innings, Kohli did so in 75 innings. Mandhana took one innings more than Kohli and reached the milestone in her 76th innings.
The left-handed opener, who made her ODI debut in 2013, has five centuries and 24 half-centuries in the format and is India’s third female player after Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur up to the 3000-run mark in the format.
22 women’s players have over 3,000 ODI runs, but only two have reached the milestone faster than Mandhana — Belinda Clark (62 innings) 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 determines the qualification for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025.
Mandhana started the series with a thrilling 91 from 99 balls in Hove, helping India to a seven-wicket victory on Sunday.

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