Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur lit up the Women’s World T20 2018 with an excellent 51-ball 103 against New Zealand in the tournament opener at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday (Nov 09). Kaur’s knock helped India Women thrash New Zealand Women by a margin of 34 runs.
Here are some of the statistical highlights from the scintillating knock of Harmanpreet Kaur in this game:
2 – Number of centuries made in the Women’s World T20 before Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s 103 against New Zealand on the World T20 2018 opener. Australia’s Meg Lanning and West Indies’ Deandra Dottin are the other batters to make this feat before Kaur.
103 – Number of runs scored by Harmanpreet Kaur against New Zealand. This is the highest score for an Indian player in a Women’s T20 match. Previous best was an unbeaten 97* by Mithali Raj against Malaysia earlier this year.
194 for 5 – India’s team total in this T20I against New Zealand. This is the highest team total for any team in a Women’s world T20 game. Australia’s 191 for 4 against Ireland in the 2014 season was the previous highest total by any team in this tournament. Also, this is India’s second highest team total in a T20I – 198 for 4 against England is their highest total in this format
8 – Number of sixes hit by Harmanpreet Kaur levelling the second-most in a women’s T20I innings. Windies Dottin had hit nine sixes against South Africa Women in a T20I in 2010 which is the highest by a single player. New Zealand’s Sophie Devine had hit eight sixes against India Women in a T20I in 2015. The eight sixes in this innings against New Zealand Women are also the most by an Indian in T20Is. Kaur beat her own record of 5 sixes which she had hit against Sri Lanka Women in September this year.
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