Twitterati Goes Berserk Over Harmanpreet Kaur’s Unbeaten 171 Against Australia In Semi-Finals

Saicharan Palakurthi

A victory for Team India against Australia in the semi-finals is what everyone wished for. But, it seems another flavor of amusement is added to the match, and that is nothing but Indian middle-order batsman Harmanpreet Kaur’s astonishing century that was a just-missed double century.

TeamIndia was starving at 101-3 when Harmanpreet Kaur came to strike and her back-to-back deliveries bagged an another 171 runs in 115 balls (20X4, 7X6) adding an amazing amount of runs to the team circling at 281-4 altogether. Post the match, when asked about her experience and opinion on this, she said:

“I didn’t get to chance in the whole tournament, but today when I got my chance. I utilized my chance and thanks to God. Mithali and Veda also scored really well. I was watching the ball and hitting it well. I found my areas and executed it to perfection. I was hitting the ball and told Deepthi to give the strike. She pretty much did it. They are a good side, still, we need to focus well on our bowling.”

She then added: If we can bowl well in our power play we can fancy our chances. It was the heat of the moment thing (speaking about the nearly-chaotic run when she completed her 100). We were going well. I didn’t want to lose the wicket and I didn’t want her to lose her wicket as well. I got angry and then I apologized to her. It’s all fine now.”

That moment after the 42 overs was just unforgettable, as she walks off to the pavilion, she received a glorious standing ovation. The entire ground rose as one to applaud what has been the knock of a lifetime. You cannot ask for more, can you? She ends up as the fifth highest run-scorer in the list of all-time highest scorers in ODI cricket. She hasn’t been in the best of nicks, but today when skipper Mithali got out at a crucial time, Harmanpreet took the mantle and unfurled every possible cricketing shot off the textbook.

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On the other side, Twitterati went praising her for the finest consistency and batting style.

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