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Women's World T20: Harmanpreet ton propels India to 194/5

IANS  |  Georgetown 

rode on a belligerent maiden T20I century from to post the highest ever total of 194/5 against in the opening match of the Women's World T20 at the here on Friday.

Kaur belted a 51-ball 103, laced with seven boundaries and eight sixes, and more importantly raised a record 134-run fourth wicket stand with the young Rodrigues (59 off 45 balls; 4X7) to bail out of a troubled start.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, found themselves in a vulnerable position, tottering at 40/3 by the sixth over, after losing the top three batswomen -- (9), Smriti Mandhana (2) and Dayalan Hemalatha (15), cheaply.

Making her first appearance in a World T20, controlled her nerves playing the perfect second fiddle to the fluent Kaur, who was at her aggressive best throughout the innings.

Kaur raced to a 33-ball 50 and in no time converted that to a magnificent century off only 49 deliveries.

Sensing the urgency of putting up a big total, Jemimah, towards the end also pressed on the accelerator to get to her half century off 40 balls.

managed to get rid of the partnership with getting the back of and dismissing Kaur, but by then the damage was done as India walked back with the highest ever total in a World T20 tie.

Brief Scores: India 194/5 (103, Jemimah Rodrigues 59; 2/18) vs

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 22:24 IST
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