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:
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) November 9, 2018
Harmanpreet Kaur , wonderful hundred. Great bat swing in a really zordaar innings pic.twitter.com/lTfG5hsSkD
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 9, 2018
Indian Captain Harmanpreet Kaur Becomes The First Indian Woman To Hit A T20I Century. Scored 103 Runs In Just 51 Balls. (7x4s, 8x6s)
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 9, 2018
– 1st Indian player to score a century in Women’s T20Is
– 3rd captain to score a ton in Women’s T20Is
– 3rd player to score a century in Women’s World T20#WWT20
— Ravi Singh (@Iam07ravi) November 9, 2018
She came in after the fall of 3 wickets and towards the closing stages of a powerplay and scored 100 fucking runs single-handedly on a big-ass ground in a World Cup match.
— Elite Alagappan (@IndianMourinho) November 9, 2018
Reminiscent of yuvraj’s T20 innings against Australia in the semi finals of 2007 world cup. Unreal sauce both innings. Harmanpreet has the cleanest bat swing among indian women batters!
— Ramesh Muthukrishnan (@MRAMESH443) November 9, 2018
— Vaibhavbansal (@vaibhavbnsl21) November 9, 2018