New Delhi: Captain Harmanpreet Kaur created havoc in the second ODI between India and England women’s teams played in Canterbury on Wednesday. The captain played a brilliant innings and hit a blazing century against England. Coming to bat at number four, Harmanpreet completed her century in 100 balls.
After this, he batted so fast that the ground slipped under the feet of the English bowlers. Harmanpreet scored 43 runs in the next 11 balls. He hit an unbeaten 143 off 111 balls at a strike rate of over 128, hitting 18 fours and 4 sixes. Thanks to his explosive batting, the Indian team scored 333 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Madness absolute madness, What an incredible shot by Harmanpreet Kaur…
India is BRUTAL against ENGLAND…
She was 100 💯 in 💯 & next 43 in just 11 balls, 143 NOT OUT in 111 balls#HarmanpreetKaur 🇮🇳🇬🇧#IndWvsEngW #IndvEng #INDWvsENGW pic.twitter.com/KzSF1YEIBm
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) September 21, 2022
43 runs in 11 balls
After completing his century, he hit a six and a four in the 48th over. At the same time, in the 49th over, he made a mockery of England’s top bowler Sophie Ecclestone. He hit a four on the second ball, a six on the third and a four on the fourth. Harmanpreet, who scored 25 runs in just six balls, got high. Now it was the turn of the last over. In the 50th over, Harmanpreet blew down Freya’s camp in such a way that everyone was left on sight.
— ICC (@ICC) September 21, 2022
The Hard Hitter Harman!
What a knock from Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur 143*(111)
— 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲™ (@Suprvelocity) September 21, 2022
Deepti Sharma gave a strike to Harmanpreet by taking a run off the first ball. After this, he forced to press his fingers under his teeth by hitting sixes on the second, third-fourth and fourth on the fifth. The world was stunned to see one to one brilliant shot, use of steps and stormy batting. This was the fifth century of Harmanpreet’s ODI career. She has already completed three thousand runs in ODIs.
Harmanpreet Kaur in the last 11 balls – 6,4,4,6,4,1,6,4,4,4,0. She scored 43 runs in those 11 balls. Madness from Harmanpreet!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 21, 2022
Smriti Mandhana made a record
Smriti Mandhana scored 40, Yastika Bhatia 26 and Harleen Deol scored 58 runs. Shefali Verma got out after scoring 8 runs. Pooja Vastrakar scored 18 and Deepti Sharma scored 15 runs. Smriti Mandhana achieved new heights in ODI career with her 40-run knock. She became the first Indian woman player to complete the fastest 3,000 runs in ODIs. He scored these runs in 75 innings.