We’d like somebody to bat by way of 20 overs: Mandhana

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10 Feb 2019, 16:23 IST

Hamilton, Feb 10 (PTI) Whitewashed by New Zealand girls within the three-match T20 collection, India opener Smriti Mandhana Sunday mentioned her staff wants to handle its batting woes, particularly after dropping all of the video games from profitable positions.

India nearly pulled off a dramatic win however failed to attain a boundary within the remaining supply to lose the third and remaining T20 by a mere two runs right here.

Chasing 162, Mandhana took the Indian staff heading in the right direction for a comfort win with a career-best knock of 86 from 52 balls however the visiting facet did not construct on her scintillating knock to finish the innings at 159 for 4.

“Nicely I feel the ladies fought very well. When you look again on the collection and see, 70 or 80 per cent of the instances we had been in profitable positions. That is take away however there are a whole lot of issues which we are able to enhance,” mentioned Mandhana.

“We have to tackle these (batting) points as quickly as doable. We’d like somebody who can bat by way of 20 overs and somebody who can go in on the center overs and get runs in a while,” she mentioned.

Mandhana returned as the best run-getter within the T20 collection, amassing 180 runs from three video games at a median of 60, together with two half-centuries.

However she did not get sufficient assist from the opposite finish and the left-hander rued her incapacity to get India residence on Sunday.

“I actually needed to complete the sport for India. I’ve by no means been that animated ever. I badly needed to do it at this time and assist the staff recover from the road however sadly, I could not,” the southpaw mentioned.

Relying on the positives from the New Zealand tour, Mandhana mentioned: “We’ve got achieved a whole lot of good issues. We actually performed effectively within the first two matches of the ODI collection. However we turned a bit complacent after that and we’ll attempt to go along with the identical depth in all the long run matches.”

Mandhana was delighted to see the group response in your complete tour and hoped for similar response from the followers of girls’s cricket in future.

“Positively, as a result of the ladies do not have the expertise of taking part in in entrance of such good crowds. We usually get this form of crowd in World Cup. If we are able to pull crowds in such collection that can actually be good, everybody will probably be ready to play below stress,” she mentioned

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