Women’s BBL: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana score record fifties

Mandhana hammered 50 off 24 balls for the Hobart Hurricanes, while Kaur reached the fifty—mark in 23 balls for the Sydney Thunders.

Mandhana's knock was studded with 13 boundaries.   -  getty images

Indian women cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored record half-centuries for their respective teams in the ongoing fourth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League on Sunday.

While Mandhana hammered 50 off 24 balls for the Hobart Hurricanes, Kaur reached the fifty—mark in 23 balls for the Sydney Thunders. Both batters hit their sides' fastest ever half-centuries, ICC reported.

 

Kaur’s innings included three sixes and six fours while Mandhana's was studded with 13 boundaries.

The overall record for the fastest fifty belongs jointly to Ash Gardner of Sydney Sixers and Lizelle Lee of Melbourne stars, who both smashed the fifties off 22 balls during the last season of the league.