Harmanpreet Kaur’s record century headlines India’s big win over New Zealand
New Delhi: Captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday became the first Indian woman to record a century in the T20 format. The 29-year-old India skipper smashed 103 off 51 balls and her carnage included eight sixes, some of them were towering, and seven boundaries.
She opted to bat after the coin landed in her favour at the Providence Stadium, Harmanpreet was required to walk into the middle early, at the fall of debutant Dayalan Hemalatha’s wicket in only the sixth over.
Harmanpreet and Jemimah Rodrigues (59 off 45 balls) added 134 runs for the fourth wicket to guide India to an imposing 194 for five in the stipulated 20 overs.
In reply, New Zealand stopped at 160 for nine.
“Good game but we still have a long way to go. (Regarding my batting) I needed to settle down,” Harmanpreet said after the convincing win.