Women’s World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar leads the way on Twitter to salute Harmanpreet Kaur – Harmanpreet Kaur slams 171 of only 115 balls.
India’s Harmanpreet Kaur celebrates her 150 (Reuters)
Harmanpreet Kaur played inarguably one of the finest ODI innings ever to lead India to an imposing 281 for four against Australia in the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup, here today. The Indian vice-captain smashed her way to a career-best magical 171 off 115 balls, leaving the Australian bowlers in a daze in a match that has been curtailed to 42 overs a side due to inclement weather.
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This was India’s highest ever total against the Southern Stars and could well be a match-winning total. The innings could well be termed as the best ever played by an Indian woman in the limited overs cricket.
Harmanpreet’s third ODI century was embellished with 20 fours and as many as seven sixes.
This is also the second highest individual score in ODIs for India behind Deepti Sharma’s 188 not out against South Africa earlier this year.
Here’s how cricketers, commentators and commoners reacted on Twitter.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 20, 2017
Wow @Imharmanpreet Go India win this one!!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 20, 2017
An Innings of a lifetime , Harmanpreet Kaur . What wonderful clean hitting. More than 60% of India's runs.
Fan ! Over to the Bowlers now. pic.twitter.com/xZlIB2SW4x
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2017
This from Harmanpreet is more brutal than what Ponting did to us in that 2003 World Cup final!! What an incredible innings! My god! #WWC17
— Arjun Dev (@arjun19dev) July 20, 2017
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) July 20, 2017
Someone needs to do a video just of the footwork of these ladies to spin bowling. And show it to the men.
— Prem Panicker (@prempanicker) July 20, 2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 20, 2017
Fabulous century. An innings of the very highest class from @ImHarmanpreet. Power and elegance.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 20, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 20, 2017
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 20, 2017