[caption id="attachment_728383" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-728383" alt="Smriti Mandhana Western Storm Women's Cricket Super League Yorkshire Diamonds" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Smriti-Mandhana.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Smriti Mandhana in action for Western Storm Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/smriti-mandhana" target="_blank">Smriti Mandhana</a> dazzled on her debut in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Womens-Cricket-Super-League" target="_blank">Women's Cricket Super League</a> debut with a 20-ball 48, for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/western-storm" target="_blank">Western Storm</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/yorkshire-diamonds" target="_blank">Yorkshire Diamonds</a> at County Ground, Taunton. Batting first, the Diamonds lost Beth Mooney and Chamari Atapattu inside the first 10 balls of the match. Then captain Laura Winfield (41), Alice Davidson-Richards (33), and Delissa Kimmince (55*) helped the Diamonds reach 162 for 5. <p></p> <p></p>The target could have neem daunting, especially after Helen Fenby trapped Rachel Priest leg-before first ball. But captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/heather-knight" target="_blank">Heather Knight</a> joined Mandhana, and the pair blasted away to an 80-run stand in 41 balls, as good as sealing the match. Mandhana smashed three fours and five sixes in her half-an-hour stay at the crease. She eventually holed out to Winfield at cover-point off Davidson-Richards. <p></p> <p></p>With a win 3 runs away and 3 to score a hundred, Knight hit Davidson-Richards to Kimmince at mid-wicket. There was little hurry, as Storm still had 28 balls in hand. A no-ball later, Stafanie Taylor finished things off. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Yorkshire Diamonds </strong>162 for 5 in 20 overs [Laura Winfield 41(29), Delissa Kimmince 55*(41), Freya Davies 4-0-28-2] lost to <strong>Western Storm </strong>166 for 3 in 15.3 overs [Smriti Mandhana 48(20), Heather Knight 97(62); Alice Davidson-Richards 3.3-0-31-2] by 7 wickets with 27 balls to spare. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Player of the Match: </strong>Heather Knight.