Mumbai Girl Jemimah Rodrigues is the New Cricketing Sensation

Ria Das
Nov 06, 2017 11:41 IST

From this day onward, the Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues will be remembered as the champ who slammed 202 in an Under-19 One-day tournament, until she breaks a new record of course!

Jemimah is now the second woman after Smriti Mandhana to score a double-hundred in 50-over cricket.

The 16-year-old Jemimah represented Mumbai. In an intriguing match against Saurashtra at Aurangabad Jemimah remained unbeaten. She scored a blazing knock of 202 runs off 163 balls in an Under-19 One-day tournament. Thus adding yet another great cricketing achievement to her native city – Mumbai.

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Mumbai has been producing talented crickets for generations now. Jemimah’s record has paved way for a sure shot entry into the international team. The young talent has all the potential to go all the way.

Here are things to know about the latest sensation:

  • At 13 Jemimah first held the bat for the U-19 side, and has two centuries in this tournament and averages over 300 in the U-19 Super Leagues. She and topped the batting charts after scoring close to 700 runs in 10 matches.

  • She has now honed her skill as a batswoman, she started out as a bowler. Now, as a top-order batswoman, she normally opens and bats at number three.
  • The very versatile girl had also represented Mumbai at the U-17 level in hockey and earned the distinction.

  • During her domestic match against Saurashtra, the batswoman led her team to win the match. The team scored 347 for two in 50 Overs with Jemimah's personal contribution of 202 was touched just in 163 balls.  Mumbai register a 285-run win.  She put on a 300-run second-wicket partnership with Sejal Raut who scored 98 runs.

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