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Twitter reacts to Smriti Mandhana’s knock as India storm past West Indies in WWC

Mandhana takes over fom Shikhar Dhawan, when it comes to India at England and ICC events

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Smriti Mandhana celebrates her century. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It was a joyful day for Indian supports after witnessing a magical knock from Smriti Mandhana, as India won their second match of the ongoing Women World Cup in England. India made Bristol their own as they professionally defeated the Women’s T20 World Cup Champions West Indies by a handsome margin of seven wickets.

India displayed their strength in bowling after winning the toss and electing to bowl first. West Indies batters had no answer to the spin and seam of the Indians. Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, and Poonam Yadav all picked up a couple of wickets each to keep the Windies on the backfoot. Indians restricted their opponents to a target of 183.

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After a couple of early hiccups, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj clinically helped India chase down the meager total set by the West Indies women. Mandhana continued where she left off against England where she missed out on a century by a whisker. She has essentially taken over from Shikhar Dhawan went it comes to Indian dominance in the opening department in England at major ICC events.

With the help of her unbeaten knock of almost a run-a-ball 106, she became the youngest Indian woman to score a century in World Cups. Mithali Raj too chipped in with her important knock of 46, to seal the deal for her side after coming in to bat at 33-2. Together with Smriti Mandhana, she stitched a vital partnership of 108 in 26 overs. Mandhana was awarded as the player of the match for her contribution with the bat.

India continued to march on in the Women’s World after their second successive win. With this victory, the women of the Indian Team ensure that they would go on deep into the tournament and announced why they are the firm favorites to clinch the coveted silverware.

Let us look at how Twitter reacted to this victory

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