Harmanpreet Kaur entered her name into the record books as she became the first Indian woman to score a century in T20Is during the opening game of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 against New Zealand on Friday.
The Indian skipper smashed her maiden T20I hundred off just 49 deliveries as she helped India post a commanding total of 194/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
Harmanpreet’s innings of 103 (51 balls) included seven fours and eight huge sixes as India posted the highest total of Women’s World Cup history at the Providence stadium in Guayana.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Harmanpreet Kaur , wonderful hundred. Great bat swing in a really zordaar innings pic.twitter.com/lTfG5hsSkD
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 9, 2018
— Sanjana Ganesan (@SanjanaGanesan) November 9, 2018
— Naman Ojha (@namanojha35) November 9, 2018
What a start to women’s t20 cricket World Cup.Brilliant batting by @JemiRodrigues to keep things calm in the middle & supporting @ImHarmanpreet who played an unbelievable knock to become 1st Indian women to score t20 hundred 👏👏.I’m sure bowlers can pull things off from here👊
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 9, 2018
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) November 9, 2018
— Charlotte Edwards (@C_Edwards23) November 9, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 9, 2018
Take a bow Harmanpreet Kaur!👌👍👏 103 in 51 balls!
India women's 194-5 (20 of) is now the highest ever total in women's #WT20
Prev: 191-4 (20 overs) by Australia v Ireland at Sylhet 2014
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 9, 2018
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) November 9, 2018
Harmanpreet Kaur smashes 103 off 51 balls, the first hundred for India in a Women’s World T20 and third overall.
Her innings helped India post 194 for 5, the highest team score in a Women’s World T20.
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 9, 2018
— Shiamak Unwalla (@ShiamakUnwalla) November 9, 2018
– 1st Indian player to score a century in Women’s T20Is
– 3rd captain to score a ton in Women’s T20Is
– 3rd player to score a century in Women’s World T20#WWT20
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) November 9, 2018
When I grow up I want to be Harmanpreet Kaur.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) November 9, 2018
Think Harmanpreet Kaur could solve India's middle order issues ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) November 9, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) November 9, 2018
Harmanpreet Kaur's innings:
First 13 balls – 5 runs
Next 20 balls – 45 runs
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 9, 2018
Harmanpreet Kaur started with 5 runs off the first 13 balls she faced. She has hit 69 off the next 37 at a S/R of 186(!). And she is still batting. Incredible, electric stuff. #WWT20
— Tareque Laskar (@tarequelaskar) November 9, 2018
— Women Cricket (@WomenCricketHQ) November 9, 2018
— Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) November 9, 2018
Hitting right out of the top drawer. Can Harmanpreet Kaur get a century? Shots similar to the ones she played during 'that' knock in Derby last year. Joy to watch. #wwt20
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) November 9, 2018
Harmanpreet Kaur has to be among the top 5 Indian power strokeplayers to date. There haven't been that many. Sehwag, Kapil, Rohit, Dhoni…
— cricketingview (@cricketingview) November 9, 2018