Twitter melts to Harmanpreet Kaur’s monster Century


Sinchan Saha

Modified Sep 22, 2022 12:50 PM IST

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India’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur led his team to 88-run victory in the second One-Day International, giving India their first series victory over England since 1999.

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In the second ODI against England on Wednesday, India Women skipper Harmanpreet Kaur rose to the challenge and blasted a stunning 143 not out off just 111 deliveries. Her massive century enabled India to win the ODI series with one game remaining, setting a new record. After hitting a run-a-ball hundred, Harmanpreet smashed 43 off her subsequent 11 deliveries. She smacked four sixes and 18 boundaries in a stunning display. It was Kaur’s 5th century in ODI for India.

Players and fans alike were fascinated by Harmanpreet’s amazing knock on social media.

“When you’re in form make it count, and that’s what Harmanpreet is doing this year. Once again stands up in an important game. Congratulations on a special hundred,”

tweeted former India batter Wasim Jaffer.

“What a magnificent innings by @ImHarmanpreet! An unbeaten and entertaining knock of 143 with 18 fours and 4 sixes. Keep shining,”

tweeted former India spinner Amit Mishra.

When England won the toss and decided to bowl, Harmanpreet assumed responsibility for leading the visitors to a substantial score after Smriti Mandhana perished for 40 after giving India a great start with Yastika Bhatia.

Harleen Deol, who earned 58 points off of a possible 72, helped Harmanpreet. For the fourth wicket, the two added 113 runs together. The captain then performed the labour-intensive tasks as Pooja Vastrakar and Deepti Sharma made stylish cameo appearances.

With Harmanpreet’s 143*, India scored 333/5. Harmanpreet also executed a magnificent direct hit from mid-on to dismiss England opener Tammy Beaumont and give India the first breakthrough, as if her prowess with the bat weren’t enough.

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Afterwards, Indian bowlers took over, and even though Danni Wyatt (65), Alice Capsey, and Amy Jones all played solid innings of 39 each, England was bowled out for 245. Spinner Charlie Dean (37) put up some resistance against the lower order as well, but she ended up being the last wicket to be taken. With the bowling, Renuka Singh stood out, taking four wickets. Since 1999, India Women have not won an ODI series in England.