‘Take a bow’: Netizens ecstatic after Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian batswoman to score T20I centuryhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/netizens-ecstatic-after-harmanpreet-kaur-becomes-first-indian-batswoman-to-score-t20i-century-5440372/

‘Take a bow’: Netizens ecstatic after Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian batswoman to score T20I century

The Player of the Match hit an incredible eight sixes in her innings, including an 85-metre monster that hit the top of the sightscreen, and one that landed in the stands.

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With eight 6s and seven 4s, Harmanpreet Kaur scored her Maiden T20I hundred. (Source: BCCI Women/ Twitter)

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scripted history on Friday as she became the first Indian batswoman to score a T20I century, and only the eighth overall. During India’s inaugural women’s T20 World Cup match in Guyana against New Zealand, the ace batswoman scored an epic ton enthralling not just audience in the stadium but people watching the game back home. With her impressive sixes, the captain struck a scintillating 51-ball 103 with so much ease that it left awestruck.

The sensational batting by the 25-year-old star player impressed everyone online — from veteran cricketers to fans, who couldn’t stop cheering for the Moga superstar, who is often compared to Virendra Sehwag in her hometown. Her second fifty was a breeze, coming as it did from merely 16 deliveries, the last 26 off seven balls. Three successive sixes took her from 79 to 97, also taking her tally of sixes to eight.

Harmanpreet Kaur’s knock saw India record a 34-run win over New Zealand in the opening game of ICC Women’s World T20, and Netizens can’t stop lauding her.

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.

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