HARMANPREET Scores Maiden Ton for India in Women’s World T20

INDIAN eves defeated New Zealand by 34 runs in the opening match of the Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Georgetown last night. Women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur entered cricket history after becoming the first Indian to score a century in a Twenty20 International. India rode on a belligerent maiden T20I century from skipper to post the highest-ever total of 194/5 against New Zealand in the opening match of the Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Georgetown. Women’s World T20 2018 – Complete Schedule/Results Kaur smashed a ton off just 49 deliveries hitting seven fours and eight sixes, helping India post a daunting total of 194 for 5 in 20 overs against New Zealand. Kaur smashed a ton off just 49 deliveries hitting seven fours and eight sixes, helping India post a daunting total of 194 for 5 in 20 overs against New Zealand. This is India’s highest-ever total in the history of the Women’s World T20. Kaur also stitched a sensational 134-run partnership with Jemimah Rodrigues who also scored her fourth T20 half-century, hitting 59 off 45 deliveries. Jemimah also became the youngest Indian to score a half-century in the T20s. Kaur belted a 51-ball 103, laced with seven boundaries and eight sixes, and more importantly raised a record 134-run fourth wicket stand with the young Jemimah Rodrigues (59 off 45 balls; 4X7) to bail India out of a troubled start. Kaur’s 103 is only the third century in Women’s WT20 history. Australia’s Meg Lanning and West Indies’ Deandra Dottin are the others to do so. With this effort, the 29-year-old bettered the previous highest score by an Indian in women’s T20Is, 97* by Mithali Raj against Malaysia earlier this year. Kaur blasted 8 sixes during the knock, equaling the second-most in a women’s T20I innings. The eight sixes in this innings are also the most by an Indian in T20Is. By doing so, the India skipper also beat her own record of five sixes which she hit against Sri Lanka in September.(with inputs  from SIFY)

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