NZ vs IND: Smriti Mandhana comes out of quarantine, set to be available for third ODI
NZ vs IND: Smriti Mandhana, India’s opening batter, announced on Tuesday that she has come out of quarantine and is eager to join the team in New Zealand.
Mandhana posted a picture of herself on Instagram and she captioned the post as: “Finally out of the quarantine!! Cannot wait to get back with the team.”
Mandhana, Renuka Singh, and Meghna Singh were all forced to stay in quarantine for a long time, and the trio missed the one-off T20I as well as the first two ODIs against New Zealand.
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Amelia Kerr (119*) and Maddy Green (52) starred with the bat as New Zealand defeated India by three wickets in the second ODI of the five-match series at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown on Tuesday.
New Zealand now has a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. With the third ODI set to take place on Friday.
Earlier, Mithali Raj and Richa Ghosh played knocks of 66 and 65 respectively as India posted 270/6 in the allotted fifty overs. Opening batter Sabbhineni Meghana also excelled with her 49-run knock on just 50 balls with the help of seven boundaries.
With the bat, Shafali Verma (24), Yastika Bhatia (31) contributed, while Harmanpreet Kaur’s bad streak continued with only 10 runs. Sophie Devine returned with two wickets for New Zealand.