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Women’s ODI World Cup: Smriti Mandhana struck on head by bouncer, retires hurt during warm-up match against SA | Cricket News

India’s opening batter Smriti Mandhana was hit in the head in the opening stages of the tournament ahead of the upcoming 50th Women’s World Championship.

He was hit in the head by Shabnim Ismail bouncer during a hotly-contested match against South Africa on Sunday, the ICC official website reported.

Batter of the left hand was then examined by a team doctor and he retired from injury after an over and a half.

Mandhana did not have any symptoms according to the medical staff and left the ground as a precaution.

Speaking of the match, India defeated South Africa by a two-goal margin.

South Africa needed eight matches to win the final, but they managed to win only five points, and in the end, India won the tournament by two points.

Earlier, India had sent 244 after they were put into a bat by South African captain Sune Luus. Slowly leading the Mithali Raj team, Yastika Bhatia scored 58 goals for India while Harmanpreet Kaur won a century.

Captain Mithali Raj ended up teaming up with Bhatia for a duck, although the innings belonged to Harmanpreet Kaur, who worked with little risk.

Harmanpreet played an attack killing 103 off 114 balls with the help of 9 borders as India posted a total of more than 240-run symbols.

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