Harmanpreet Kaur scored 103 off 51 balls in the Women’s World T20. (File pic) © Twitter
The Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur notched up her maiden T20I century during a Group B match against New Zealand in the ICC Women’s World T20 on Friday. During her scintillating innings, Harmanpreet Kaur slammed seven boundaries and eight maximums to motor India to a daunting 194/5 in 20 overs. By virtue of this century, Harmanpreet Kaur became the Indian player to score a hundred in women’s cricket. During her 51-ball stay in the middle, Harmanpreet Kaur sent the New Zealand bowlers on a leather hunt as recorded boundaries at will and also with ease.
After winning the toss, Harmanpreet opted to bat but both the Indian openers — Taniya Bhatiya and Smriti Mandhana — departed early courtesy of Lea Tahuhu. Following their dismissal, young Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet stitched together a 134-run partnership to steer India forward after early blows.
Thanks to a record 134-run partnership between the two, India posted the highest-ever total in the history of the Women’s World T20.