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Twitter Hails Harmanpreet Kaur After Her Sensational Century Powers India To Big Total Against Australia 

Twitter Hails Harmanpreet Kaur After Her Sensational Century Powers India To Big Total Against Australia

Continuing her good form, Harmanpreet Kaur scored a sensational century against Australia in the second semifinal of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup to propel India to a daunting 281 for 4 in the allotted 42 overs. The Punjab batswoman did not enjoy a good start to the tournament but hit the top form just when it mattered the most. After scoring 60 in the must-win game against New Zealand, the 28-year old made the most of her form by scoring 171 off just 115 balls against the defending champions.

India’s top-order woes continued after Mithali Raj won the toss and decided to bat first. Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut once again failed to give a good start as they departed for single-digit scores to leave the team reeling at 35 for 2. However, in-form Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur steadied the ship with a 66-run partnership before the skipper was clean bowled for 36 by Kirsten Beams. However, Mithali’s departure at a precarious time did not hurt India’s momentum with Kaur taking the onus upon herself to guide the Women In Blue to a daunting total.

The right-handed batswoman scored her half-century off 64 balls but changed the gear thereafter. It was complete carnage thereafter as she scored the next 49 runs off just 26 balls to score her third One-Day International century. She continued taking the Aussie bowlers to cleaners and became only the second Indian woman to cross the 150-run mark in ODIs. Harmanpreet’s sensational 171-runs knock was studded with 20 fours and 7 sixes.

 

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s innings:

 

 

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