Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana cleared to continue preparations after being hit on head

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Women's World Cup: Smriti Mandhana cleared to continue preparations after being hit on head
Women's World Cup: Smriti Mandhana cleared to continue preparations after being hit on head

Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana cleared to continue preparations after being hit on head

Women’s World Cup: India opening batter Smriti Mandhana has cleared of any serious head injuries after struck on the head by a bouncer ahead of the World Cup.

The left-handed hitter is in high spirits and will continue to play in India’s preparations for the for the marquee event, reported ICC’s website. Mandhana hit on the head during the warm-up match on Sunday, ahead of the 2018 Women’s 50-over World Cup. During the warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday, she smacked in the head by a Shabnim Ismail bouncer.

After examined by the team doctor, the left-handed batter forced to leave the game after an over and a half. According to the medical team, Mandhana had no concussion symptoms and had to leave the stadium as a precaution.

India claimed victory in the warm-up encounter over South Africa, defending 244 and despite the loss of Mandhana, who walked off the ground on 12 not out.

Going was slow in the early stages on a green surface. And Yastika Bhatia (58 off 78 balls) was measured in her start. Before moving into her innings with four boundaries and a six.

Captain Mithali Raj was run out after a mix-up with Bhatia for a duck. Though the innings belonged to Harmanpreet Kaur, who raced along with little risk.

The right-hander snuck to fifty and held the innings together. With the lower order, ticking over to three figures in the latter stages of the innings.

As a continued precaution, Mandhana did not take the field at the start of South Africa’s innings.