Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur slammed her maiden T20I century during India’s opening match of Group B in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 against New Zealand in Providence Stadium, Guyana on Friday.
Harmanpreet also became the first Indian woman to score a century in T20I. She is now the third player in world cricket to score a T20I International century. Coming in to bat at number five, she stitched a record 134-run partnership with Jemimah Rodrigues to put India in command. Rodrigues etched her name in record books after becoming the youngest Indian to notch a T20I half-century.
29-year-old Harmanpreet slammed seven 4s, eight 6s before eventually being dismissed for 103. 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 a match-winning 194/5 in 20 overs. This was India’s highest ever score 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.