Ace Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana has added another feather in her hat following the match-winning fifty she slammed against the West Indies on Wednesday. The left-handed batter has now become the second-fastest Indian to score 2,000 runs in ODIs.
The 23-year-old has taken 51 innings to reach the 2,000-ODI run mark becoming the third-fastest woman after Belinda Clark and Meg Lanning to achieve the milestone. She has till now scored 2,025 runs in 51 ODIs at an average of 43.08. She has scored four centuries and 17 fifties till now in her ODI career.
In due course, the young batswoman shattered the records of several former batting stalwarts including. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
Here's the list:
|Cricketer||No of Innings To 2000 ODI Runs||Year|
|Navjot Singh Sidhu||52||1993|
Shikhar Dhawan is the only other Indian to hold the record score 2,000 runs in 50-overs cricket. He had reached the landmark in 48 innings.
Australia's Belinda Clark holds the record for being the fastest batswoman to score 2,000 ODI runs. She had taken 41 innings and is followed by teammate Meg Lanning who required 45 innings to reach the landmark.
In men's cricket, retired South Africa batsman Hashim Amla holds the distinction of being the fastest to 2,000-ODI runs. He had achieved the landmark in 40 innings.
Talking about the 3rd and the final ODI against the West Indies, Mandhana played a 74-run knock and alongside Jemimah Rodrigues, stitched a 141-run opening partnership. The Indian eves chased down the 195-run target with ease, thereby clinching the series 2-1.