Smriti Mandhana on Friday became the first Indian woman to score a century in pink-ball Test when she slammed 127 runs during the first innings of the one-off Test against Australia in Carrara Oval, Queensland. This was also the highest score by a visiting woman in Tests played in Australia.
Mandhana brought her century with a short-arm pull off Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry in the 52nd over. The Indian opener got a life-line on her overnight score of 80 in the second over of Day 2 but Perry overstepped.
Sachin Tendulkar, Ravichandran Ashwin and many others took to Twitter to congratulate Mandhana on achieving the record feat.
“Fantastic knock @mandhana_smriti! Many congratulations on scoring your first Test hundred. Keep scoring and inspiring!” wrote Tendulkar.
Fantastic knock @mandhana_smriti!
Many congratulations on scoring your first Test hundred.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 1, 2021
“Congrats @mandhana_smriti on you first Test hundred. Wish you many more in the near future,” tweeted Ashwin.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 1, 2021
Playback singer Palak Muchhal too showered praise on Mandhana.
“Well played Champ! Any hundred is special but this one is remarkable! @mandhana_smriti,” Palak captioned her post.
Well played Champ!
Any hundred is special but this one is remarkable! ✨@mandhana_smriti
— Palak Muchhal (@palakmuchhal3) October 1, 2021
Here is how others congratulated Mandhana:
A 💯 is always special in cricket. A firstTest hundred even more. And when it comes in Australia as your country's first in the historic #PinkBallTest , words can't do justice @mandhana_smriti 🎉 so proud of #SmritiMandhana pic.twitter.com/qfkLNeTeAw
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 1, 2021
Congratulations to @mandhana_smriti for her majestic 100 and for becoming the first Indian woman to score a Test century in #PinkBallTest and also on Australian soil. Her consistency is admirable. Keep shining! #AUSvIND https://t.co/6WjoWeGM4M
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) October 1, 2021
— Harleen Kaur Deol (@imharleenDeol) October 1, 2021
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) October 1, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 1, 2021
Highest score by a visiting woman in Tests played in Australia.
A first Test hundred to remember for @mandhana_smriti , first of many more to come.
Best wishes to the @BCCIWomen
Team . #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/CXqaf3AkFq
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 1, 2021
🏏 127 runs from 216 balls
🏏 22 fours and a six
— ICC (@ICC) October 1, 2021
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) October 1, 2021
Congratulations @mandhana_smriti on a first test hundred. First of many!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 1, 2021
🔹 First Indian woman to score a Pink ball 💯
🔹 First Indian woman to score a 💯 on Australian soil
🔹 127 – Highest score by a visiting woman in Tests played in 🇦🇺@mandhana_smriti's first Test match 💯 is definitely one to remember! 👏#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @BCCI pic.twitter.com/rtiMhBn02O
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 1, 2021