Kaur’s 103 sets up easy win for In­dia

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

HAR­MAN­PREET KAUR smashed the first-ever cen­tury by an In­dian woman in T20 in­ter­na­tion­als to help her side crush New Zealand and open their CC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup cam­paign on a win­ning note yesterday.

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.

De­spite a fight­ing half-cen­tury from New Zealand opener Suzie Bates, New Zealand only briefly threat­ened be­fore be­ing lim­ited to 160 for nine off their 20 overs.

Scores: In­dia 194 for five off 20 overs (Har­man­preet Kaur 103, Jemimah Ro­drigues 59; Lea Tahuhu 2-18).

New Zealand 160 for nine off 20 overs (Suzie Bates 67, Katey Martin 39; Day­alan He­malatha 3 -26, Poonam Ya­dav 3-33, Radha Ya­dav 2-31).

In the day’s sec­ond match, Aus­tralia de­feated Pak­istan by 52 runs. Scores: Aus­tralia 165 for five off 20 overs (Alyssa Healy 48, Beth Mooney 48, Meg Lan­ning 41; Aliya Riaz 2-25, Nashra Sandhu 2-43).

Pak­istan 113 for eight off 20 overs (Bis­mah Ma­roof 26; Me­gan Schutt 2-13, Ge­or­gia Ware­ham 2-18).

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