India makes an early statement in the women’s T20 World cup by imposing a massive score of 194/5 in 20 overs on the board. It was a dream run for the Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur as she became the first Indian woman cricketer ever to score a century in the shortest format of the game.
The 29 year old scored 103 runs in just 51 balls which included eight sixes & seven boundaries. It was power hitting all the way, she was ruthless and aggressive and reached three figure score in just 49 balls.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the team was struggling at 40/3,
Harmanpreet was required to walk in early to bat after debutant Dayalan Hemalatha lost her wicket in only the sixth over. India was in a spot of bother when Hemalatha lost her wicket but the determined skipper along with her young partner Jemimah scored 56 runs in 5 overs. Which also included a phase when both of them scored 16 runs in one over.
Jemimah Rodrigues who is only 18 years old played brilliantly and struck 59 off 45 including seven boundaries. Jemimah Rodrigues, became the youngest player to score a fifty in women world T20.
Harmanpreet and Jemimah together put a partnerships of 134 runs, for fall of fourth wicket in around 13 over’s which helped India to victory.
India scored 194/5 in the opening ICC World T20 against New Zealand at Guyana. New Zealand was off to a flying start with Suzi Bates knocking 67 off 50 balls. New Zealand was reduced to 93/4 in 13th over, with Bates gone it was almost over for New Zealand. New Zealand managed to score only 169/9 in 19.6 overs.