Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten knock of 171 helps team India set Australia a mammoth target of 282 in the semi-final match of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Her blazing knock from 114 balls featured 20 fours and seven maximums.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten knock of 171, which changed the course of the match, helped team India set Australia a mammoth target of 282 in the semi-final match of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Harmanpreet, who brought her second ODI hundred, reached the triple figures in just 90 balls.
Harmanpreet, who came in after India lost opener Punam Raut early, anchored India’s innings as her destructive innings put India on the front foot against Australia’s formidable bowling unit.
The 28-year old right-hander smashed 20 fours and seven maximums in her knock of 117 balls. She also registered the highest individual score by an Indian in the women’s World Cup, going past Mithali Raj’s 109, which came against New Zealand in India’s last league match.
“I didn’t get a chance to bat in the whole tournament, wanted to utilise that opportunity. Whatever I was thinking, I utilised. The plan was to watch the ball and hitting the ball. It was the heat of the moment (Deepti Sharma incident), I said sorry to her. We’re fine now,” Harmanpreet said.
After completing her hundred, she smashed eight fours and five sixes in 25 balls.