Smriti Mandhana: 'We are not learning from our mistakes'

Smriti Mandhana did not mince words while assessing her own batting performance and not being able to play out till the 20th over.

Smriti Mandhana plays a shot against Australia in Mumbai on Thursday.   -  Vivek Bendre

Smriti Mandhana did not mince words while assessing her own batting performance and not being able to play out till the 20th over. “I would have been pleased had I continued till the last over because then, we would have had a good total and eventually won the match. I have been timing and hitting the ball well, but I think all of us are not learning from our mistakes that we made in the ODI series. It would have been easier for me to continue, but I got out after getting set,’’ said Smriti after India’s defeat against Australia.

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Australia’s captain Meg Lanning said: “I thought it was a very good performance from us. We were under the pump a little bit with the ball. A couple of wickets there in the middle (Jemimah and Harmanpreet’s) changed the game. We were pretty happy chasing 152. We thought it (target) would have been little bit more than that. The batters did a good job as well. I thought one could have been aiming for 180-200 batting first on this wicket and ground.’’