Sunday, 18 November, 2018

'More big shots' - Harmanpreet Kaur's solution to cramps

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Andrew Wong | 10 November, 2018, 16:43

She added that the win against the Kiwis means a lot for the team. Her innings - incredible even without those two issues - led India to a 34-run victory in Providence, Guyana.

For an ordinary cricketer, battling unbearable stomach cramp could well mean retiring to the cooler confines of the dressing room but if it is Harmanpreet Kaur, she would just hit eight sixes in order to avoid running.

Chasing a mammoth 195, New Zealand never looked in contention as they lost wickets at regular intervals and could only manage 160/9. "And that is the only reason we went Taniya [Bhatia], who can play freely [as opener]".

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Rohit Sharma joined in as well and said that it was an unbelievable knock from Harmanpreet.

The right-hander also revealed that she was uncomfortable taking singles and twos and hence, made a decision to go for the big shots instead of investing too much energy on running between the wickets. In the process, Rodrigues, just 18, became the youngest player to score a fifty in Word T20 tournament. Bismah Maroof, 26, was the top-scorer for her team.

Kaur, whose 171 against Australia in the ODI World Cup past year has become a stuff of legends, didn't know while batting that she had gone on to become first T20 centurion from the country.

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In addition to Dottin, much of the spotlight will be on another veteran, off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, whose 98 matches and 113 wickets, make her the most experienced bowler in the side.

Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is one of India's largest publications that provides unbiased news, analysis and features on politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and more. Three successive sixes took her from 79 to 97, also taking her tally of sixes to eight.

Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav finsihed with three wickets apiece for India, and there were two for Radha Yadav.

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

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