Harmanpreet Kaur slammed her first maiden century during India’s opening match at ICC Women’s World T20. (Source: FIle Photo)
Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur slammed her first maiden century during India’s opening match of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 against New Zealand in Providence Stadium, Guyana on Friday.
Harmanpreet, who walked in at number five, also became the first Indian woman to score a century in T20I. She is the first Indian and the third player overall to score a T20I International century. She also recorded a 134-run partnership before it was broken with Jemimah Rodrigues’ dismissal.
The 29-year-old Harmanpreet slammed seven 4s, eight 6s before being dismissed for 103 runs. All the sixes hit in the first innings of the match belong to skipper Harmanpreet, who now has the most number of sixes for India in a T20 innings, beating her own record of five against Sri Lanka in September this year.
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Her knock helped the Indian eves post 194/5 after India won the toss and opted to bat. India recorded their highest score ever at the World T20. Praising the captain, Rodrigues said, “Harry (Harmanpreet) played a brilliant knock and that helped us reach such a good score. We were just focusing on building a partnership.”
India: Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Dayalan Hemalatha, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy
New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Anna Peterson, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite(capt), Katey Martin, Maddy Green, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu.