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Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to score a century in a T20I International after smashing 103 off 51 balls in the opening game of the Women’s World T20 against New Zealand.
Harmanpreet hit eight sixes in her innings, the most by an Indian woman in a T20I innings.
Overall, her eight sixes tied the second-most sixes (with New Zealand’s Sophie Devine) by any woman in a T20I innings. Deandra Dottin had hit nine sixes against South Africa in 2010.
Harmanpreet Kaur , wonderful hundred. Great bat swing in a really zordaar innings pic.twitter.com/lTfG5hsSkD
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 9, 2018
- 2010: Suresh Raina (men’s)
- 2018: Harmanpreet Kaur (women’s)
Only two batsmen have hit a T20I century at No. 5:
- David Miller (2017)
- Harmanpreet Kaur (2018)
Harmanpreet’s century came off 49 balls, the third fastest in a women’s T20I innings.
- 248.88 – Dottin
- 223.07 – Tammy Beaumont
- 201.96 – Kaur