Harmanpreet Kaur’s record century headlines India’s big win over New Zealand

Written by November 10, 2018 09:12

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.

Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to score T20I hundred and helped India to a 34-run win over New Zealand in their Women’s World T20 opener.

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.

Having going across the fence eight times, Kaur now has the most number of sixes for India in a T20 inning. She broke her own record of, five set against Sri Lanka in September this year.