Indian Cricket Team Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur made history when she became the first Indian to score a century in T20 during India’s first match of the ICC Women’s World T20 against New Zealand on Friday. Kaur smashed a ton off just 49 deliveries as she helped India post a commanding total of 194/5 in their allotted 20 overs against the Kiwis.

Harmanpreet’s innings included seven fours and eight huge sixes as India posted the highest-ever total in the history of the Women’s World T20I at the Providence stadium in Guyana. Harmanpreet is also the third-fastest ever in the history of the format to score a century. She is now only behind Deandra Dottin and Tammy Beaumont in the list.

38 – Deandra Dottin (WI)

47 – Tammy Beaumont (ENG)

49 – Harmanpreet Kaur (IND)

The stylish right-hander looked in splendid touch as she smacked the New Zealand bowlers all around the park. She played some terrific shots en-route her classy hundred and led the show with her willow. Harmanpreet was ably supported by young Jemimah Rodrigues who slammed 59 off 45 deliveries to help India post a mammoth 194/5 in 20 overs – the highest total ever in Women’s World T20. 

BCCI congratulated Harmanpreet Kaur and Twitter lauded Harmanpreet’s heroic knock against New Zealand. Here’ how Twitter reacted to the record-breaking ton by the Indian women’s team skipper: