Indian international professional cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur knocks 171-runs as the greatest ODI innings against Australia in the Women World Cup. Kaur unbeaten 171 brought her side against the defending World Cup champions in a decisive semi-final match.
The Indian innings was reduced to 42-overs-a-side due to a rain delay. Choosing to bat, India scored a challenging 281/4 against Australia in the rain-truncated second semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup at County Ground.
The 28-year-old Indian women’s cricketer Kaur said “I didn’t get a chance to bat in the whole tournament. Today when I got the chance I just wanted to utilise it, this opportunity, because today was the day where I wanted to prove myself, and thanks to God, whatever I was thinking, (worked). Mithali Raj and Deepti (Sharma) scored really well and Veda (Krishnamurthy) scored really well.”
Talking about her aim to hit the ball hard, she said “Today’s plan was just to watch the ball, hit it hard and this is what I was doing. Some areas they were bowling well but I just wanted to hit and rotate the strike.”
She was involved partnership with Deepti Sharma in 137-run which stand for the fourth wicket, Kaur said “I just told her to rotate the strike, you don’t have to take the pressure, I was hitting the ball well and I told her to give me the strike and I will take the responsibility and she did a great job.”
Indian women’s cricket team have reached the final tournament for the second time in history. Kaur said that she is looking forward to moving final match against England. “I’m feeling proud. My innings was only worth it because they were restricted. When we were started from Bombay, we wanted to reach the semi-final, then reach the final.”