Harmanpreet Kaur scores an unbeaten 143 to power India to a series win in England after 23 years

Harmanpreet Kaur powered India to a series win in England after 23 years on the back of her unbeaten 143 off 111 balls.

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Harmanpreet Kaur (Image Source: Twitter)

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The Indian Women’s Cricket Team have been doing exceptionally well in the international arena, of late. However, if one has to mention the team, then one must also speak of Harmanpreet Kaur, the skipper. She has been the star that India have been craving for and looks like she has turned out to be a player for ages. 

Speaking of the ongoing series between Indian women and England women, the team won the first match pretty easily. In the County Ground, Hove, spectators witnessed a brilliant knock from Smriti Mandhana, who powered team India to take a 0-1 lead. However, in the second match, it was all about Harmanpreet Kaur. 

The Indian skipper scored an unbeaten 143 off 111 balls and helped India put on a total of 333. Harmanpreet Kaur’s 143 resembled her 171-run knock against Australia in the semi-final of the 2017 Women’s World Cup.

In return, England women crumbled for 245 and lost the series. The Indian skipper helped the Indian Women’s Cricket Team clinch a series in England after 23 years. Indian women’s team from the current era looks like a bundle of talent and achieving great heights with time. 

I just wanted to back myself: Harmanpreet Kaur

“When we came here, (winning our first ODI series in England since 1999) that’s what we were looking at. Today was a very important game for us and everybody (who got) a chance was utilising it,” Harmanpreet Kaur said after the match. 

Kaur, further, added that it was not easy to bat early on. She acknowledged the bowling skills of the English bowlers and expressed her desire to clinch the win for India. 

“When I was batting before I (got to the half-century), it was not easy to bat, you have to really stay there. They were bowling really well. I took my time, and when Harleen came, that partnership was important. After that I gave freedom to myself because I was well-settled at that time. I just wanted to back myself and look for all the shots,” the skipper added after the match. 

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