ICC Women’s World T20 2018: On opening day, Harmanpreet Kaur among record-breakershttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/icc-womens-world-t20-stats-records-harmanpreet-kaur-5440161/

ICC Women’s World T20 2018: On opening day, Harmanpreet Kaur among record-breakers

On the opening day of the ICC Women's World T20 2018, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur hammered a century against New Zealand to take her side to an easy win.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur scored a ton in opening game against New Zealand. (Source: Twitter/BCCI Women)

The opening day of the ICC Women’s World T20 saw multiple records broken in West Indies. In the first match of the day, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opt to bat. After losing three wickets with just 40 runs on the board, the skipper led from the front to settle down her side and hammer a 51-ball ton in the process. In doing so, the right-hand batswoman became the first Indian player to score a T20I century.

Before she was dismissed for 103, Kaur took India’s total to 194/5 which is the highest ever team total in a Women’s World T20 tournament in history. In reply, the Kiwis could only muster to reach 160/9 in their quota of 20 overs, handing India an easy 34-run win in the first game.

If that was not enough, West Indies Deandra Dottin produced a brilliant spell against Bangladesh Women to break more records. In 3.4 overs, the seamer took a fifer, giving away just 6 runs in her spell. Dottin became the first West Indies bowler to record a five-wicket haul in Women’s T20I. It was also the best figures in all Women’s World T20s.

Dottin’s brilliant spell saw Bangladesh getting bowled out for 46 runs while chasing 107, which was the lowest recorded total in history in World T20Is.

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India will next play Pakistan on Sunday in the Women’s World T20.

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