Pakistan docked 10 runs for running on the pitch

Lynette Rowe
November 12, 2018

Kaur scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to score a T20 century.

Kaur pummelled the New Zealand bowling attack on her way to scoring 103 from just 51 balls as India posted a mammoth 194 for five off their allotted 20 overs - their second-highest total in T20Is.

Pakistan thought they had scrambled a run off the final ball of their innings, their highest World T20 total, but the formidable umpire Sue Redfern, the former England worldwide, informed them that in running down the line of the stumps again they had incurred a second penalty.

The spinners accounted for eight of the nine New Zealand wickets with lone seamer Arundhati Reddy picking the other scalp.

Apart from opening stand of 52 runs between Suzie Bates (67) and Anna Petersen (14) A no other player rose to the occasion and failed to build partnerships.

Harmanpreet was required to walk into the middle early, at the fall of debutant Dayalan Hemalatha's wicket in only the sixth over.

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During the Indian national anthem, the mascot, standing in front of the 29-year-old Harmanpreet, fell ill.

Kaur blasted 8 sixes during the knock, equaling the second-most in a women's T20I innings.

It will also be interesting to see how Pakistan's bowlers handle the onslaught from the Indian power-hitters in Harmanpreet and Co. By doing so, the India skipper also beat her own record of five sixes which she hit against Sri Lanka in September.

Responding, a man who knows a thing or two about hitting the ball out of the work praised her century. India had won the toss and elected to field first.

However, star performer, Mandhana, did not have a good start to her World T20 campaign.

The contest was as good as over for New Zealand after Bates' dismissal and India kept up the pressure on their opponents.

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