Smriti Mandhana Beats Kohli, 2nd Fastest Indian to 2,000 ODI Runs
India won their ODI series against West Indies 2-1.
Star batswoman Smriti Mandhana has become the second fastest Indian to score 2,000 runs in one-day internationals, adding yet another feather to her cap. The left-handed batter achieved the feat during the third and final ODI against West Indies played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Wednesday which India won by six wickets.
Mandhana played a 74-run knock and alongside Jemimah Rodrigues, stitched a 141-run opening partnership as Indian eves chased down the 195-run target with ease, thereby clinching the three-match ODI series 2-1.
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.
Mandhana has scored 2,025 runs in 51 ODIs so far at an average of 43.08. She has scored four centuries and 17 fifties till now in her ODI career.
Among the men, Shikhar Dhawan hold the Indian record for fastest to 2,000 ODI runs. He had reached the landmark in 48 innings.
Navjot Sidhu (52), Sourav Ganguly (52) and Virat Kohli (53) follow Dhawan in the list.
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.
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