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Cricket fraternity in awe of Harmanpreet Kaur’s batting heroics in the 2nd ODI against England

Harmanpreet Kaur

The cricket fraternity was also in complete awe of Harmanpreet Kaur‘s batting heroics in the recently-concluded second T20I against England Women at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

The Indian skipper recorded her second-highest ODI score – an unbeaten 143 from just 111 deliveries, with the help of 22 boundaries, including four sixes. The progression of Harmanpreet’s innings was quite stunning as she shifted gears quite amazingly.

After bringing up her half-century from 67 balls and the triple-figure score off 100 deliveries, the explosive batter clubbed six fours and three maximums in the last 11 balls of her innings to power India to 333/5 – their highest ODI score against England.

Eventually, the Women in Blue hammered the English side by 88 runs in the match to clinch a historic series, with the third and final ODI set to be played on September 24. Notably, India had already won the three-match series opener by seven wickets.

After the memorable victory, Harman said she was happy to win the series in England and mentioned she enjoyed the unbeaten knock that helped her side to take a 2-0 lead.

“When we came here, that was the goal (to win the series). Was a crucial win today as everybody stepped up. I always enjoy leadership as I’m always in the game, and it feels good. When I was batting during the first 50 runs, it wasn’t all that easy. I just took my time, and the partnership with Harleen was important. Just gave freedom to myself later as I was well set,” said Harmanpreet in the post-match presentation.

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