Smriti Mandhana stable but under observation after blow to the helmet

NewsBCCI: "Smriti was diagnosed with a mild soft tissue injury to her left earlobe which caused discomfort while batting"Smriti Mandhana was hit on the helmet by a Shabnim Ismail bouncer  ICC via Getty ImagesIndia opener Smriti Mandhana is "stable", but "under observation" after suffering a blow to her "left ear and lower temple" during the…

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BCCI: “Smriti turned into once identified with a soft tender tissue harm to her left earlobe which triggered discomfort whereas batting”

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Smriti Mandhana turned into once hit on the helmet by a Shabnim Ismail bouncer  ICC via Getty Photos

India opener Smriti Mandhana is “proper”, but “below observation” after suffering a blow to her “left ear and decrease temple” staunch via the crew’s first warmth-up fixture against South Africa on Sunday. She is anticipated to rob half in the Females’s World Cup, the put India’s campaign starts on March 6.

Mandhana turned into once struck by a Shabnim Ismail bouncer in Rangiora. She turned into once assessed on the sphere by the match-day doctor, who felt she turned into once match to continue, factual for Mandhana to retire distress an over-and-a-half of later after one other consultation. She turned into once visibly shaken at the time.

An ICC list said afterwards that Mandhana “felt no concussion symptoms per the clinical team at the time, nor skilled delayed outcomes from the incident”. The BCCI, alternatively, issued a observationa day in a while Monday, asserting that the doctor did seek recordsdata from the blow to lead to “a delayed concussion”.

“After additional evaluation, Smriti turned into once identified with a soft tender tissue harm to her left earlobe which triggered discomfort whereas batting and as a end result of this truth she needed to leave the sphere retired distress,” the observation said. “As a safety precaution, she turned into once rested for the the rest of the match and is currently below observation. Currently, the opening batter is doing vivid and her condition is proper.

“Her growth will be monitored by the clinical crew and a resolution on her participation in the next match will be taken accordingly.”

India are scheduled to play one other warmth-up game, against West Indies, sooner than kicking off their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on March 6.

India posted a total of 244 for 9 against South Africa, as a end result of a century from Harmanpreet Kaur. After Deepti Sharma departed for 5 and captain Mithali Raj turned into once speed-out for a duck, Harmanpreet joined Yastika Bhatia at the crease and the duo set aside aside up an 84-speed stand. Bhatia scored a 78-ball 58 sooner than being disregarded by Sune Luus. Whereas the the rest of the line-up crumbled to South Africa’s quicks, Harmanpreet kept going, serving to stretch the total beyond 200 sooner than falling to Ayabonga Khaka. Khaka turned into once South Africa’s greatest bowler of the day, finishing with figures of three for 23.

South Africa set aside aside up a proper wrestle in the hurry. Luus and Laura Wolvaardt made silent half of-centuries but they could possibly no longer procure the crew across the line. India squeaked to victory by two runs with left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad picking up 4 for 46 in ten overs.

The fable turned into once updated at 10.40am GMT on Monday, February 28, 2022, following a observation from the BCCI.