Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: A few days are left for the start of the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 to be played in New Zealand. The first match of the tournament will be played between the other team on March 4. Before that, the warm-up match started today. One match of which was also played between the women’s teams of India and South Africa (IND-W vs SA-W). In the early stages of this match, the Indian team suffered a major setback when star batsman Smriti Mandhana had to leave the field due to injury. However, in the match, the Indian team managed to get a thrilling victory by 2 runs.
The ball hit Smriti Mandhana’s helmet
Team India’s star batsman Smriti Mandhana got injured in the warm-up match of the Women’s World Cup played between India and South Africa on Sunday. According to the report of the ICC website, a fast bowler from fast bowler Shabnim Ismail came on top of Mandhana’s helmet.
After which the team of doctors examined him and declared him fit to play further. And he carried on his innings, but after the next one over, Mandhana decided to go out of the field after being ‘retired hurt’, following the doctors’ opinion when there was a problem. After which she did not come on the field even during the fielding during South Africa’s innings. The Indian team will start its campaign in the tournament against arch-rivals Pakistan on 6 March. In such a situation, the fans and the team management must be hoping that this injury should not be too fatal and Mandhana will soon return to the field.
Team India won in an exciting match
Batting first in the match, the Indian team managed to reach a respectable score after a slow start. Team India scored 244 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur gave a befitting reply to her critics while playing a brilliant century of 104 runs. Earlier, in the last ODI against New Zealand, he also scored a half-century. Apart from him, Yashtika Bhatia, who came to open the innings, scored 58 runs. by shift
In response, the South African team also batted brilliantly. However, she fell behind the target by a slight margin of 2 runs. He scored 242 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. For South Africa, captain Sune Luus scored 94 and opener Laura Wolvaardt scored 75 runs. In the bowling for India, Rajeshwari Gaikwad took 4 wickets while performing brilliantly.