Twitter Reactions: Harmanpreet Kaur muscles India to a comprehensive win against New Zealand in ICC Women’s World T20 2018

Harmanpreet Kaur

A spectacular 49-ball century from captain Harmanpreet Kaur, followed by a wicket-laden display from the spinners, took India to a 34-run win against New Zealand in the opening game of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in Guyana.

Kaur’s record-breaking hundred – first by an India in women’s T20Is – set India on their way in the tournament opener, as her team finished at 194/5, the highest total in Women’s World T20 history.

The Indian total proved a little too much for New Zealand, who ended on 160/9 despite a 50-ball 67 from former skipper Suzie Bates at the top of the order.

Earlier, the 29-year-old Harmanpreet smashed 103 off just 51 balls, with the help of seven fours and eight sixes. Along with the Indian skipper, 18-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues played with a maturity above her years as she became the youngest player to score a fifty at the Women’s World T20, in what was her maiden appearance at the ICC event.

Jemimah and Harmanpreet added a 134-run partnership for the fourth-wicket, India’s highest for any wicket in all T20Is.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

What performance by Indian Team and a special knock by @ImHarmanpreet 💯🎉 Great Start to #WT20. Keep Going 💪 #WomenInBlue

— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) November 9, 2018

Fantastic start to the tournament for our girls. Brilliant innings from Harmanpreet Kaur and @BCCIWomen will be delighted with this great start to the Wimen’s #WT20 #IndvNZ

— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 9, 2018

Congratulations skipper @ImHarmanpreet and whole team for win the first t20 World Cup match against NZ 🇮🇳⭐👏👏👏😊 #WWT20 #IndVsNZ @BCCIWomen

— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) November 9, 2018

What a brilliant start to the #WWT20. This is a big win for India’s women cricketers. Just the kind of game to draw more girls in.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 9, 2018

It was a clinical allround show. Aggressive show of @ImHarmanpreet combined with an amazing footwork of #JemimahRodrigues stolen the early show. It was followed by brave spin bowling effort from #TeamIndia that nailed @WHITE_FERNS in #WT20 opener by 35 runs. #CloseViews #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/00VeUgQjFZ

— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) November 9, 2018

UNSTOPPABLE@ImHarmanpreet #GoGirlsinBlue 💥💫🏆

— Sushma Verma (@ImSushVerma) November 9, 2018

A captain’s knock from @ImHarmanpreet. First 💯 for India in T20Is & that too at the biggest stage. Well played! 👌 @BCCIWomen @WorldT20 #WT20 pic.twitter.com/XvB0uve32U

— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) November 9, 2018

Harmanpreet Kaur , wonderful hundred. Great bat swing in a really zordaar innings pic.twitter.com/lTfG5hsSkD

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 9, 2018

Whatever BCCI are paying Harmanpreet Kaur, the ICC should pay twenty times that. She’s slapping women’s cricket into people’s houses. #harmonster

— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) November 9, 2018

Mind. Blown. Six months ago Harmanpreet was struggling for consistency. Now, in what could be a virtual quarter-final, she turns it on like this. What a player. #harmanpreetkaur #WT20#WatchThis #NZvIND

— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) November 9, 2018

Jemimah Rodrigues 18y-65d now fifth youngest to register a fifty in women’s #WT20 👏👍👌 and by far the youngest Indian to do so!#INDWvNZW

— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 9, 2018

Already a fan of the use of feet from young Jemimah Rodrigues…all the good things we heard about her are not misplaced one bit. More power to you. #IndWvsNZW #WWT20

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 9, 2018

Fifty on World Twenty20 debut for India: (Men/Women)

Virat Kohli (50 v AFG, 2012)
JEMIMAH RODRIGUES (59 v NZ, 2018)#INDWvNZW #WWT20

— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) November 9, 2018

That’s Harmanpreet Kaur for you.#INDWvNZW #ICCWT20 #WWT20 #WT20 #NZWvINDW #Cricket #TheCricketTimes pic.twitter.com/pSflrq2AWV

— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) November 10, 2018

Well done Harmanpreet!! Well played👏 👏👏#WT20

— merissa aguilleira (@mraguilleira) November 9, 2018

Wow! @ImHarmanpreet  💯not a bad way to start the World T20 https://t.co/FHL0cn2Ue0

— Alex Blackwell (@AlexBlackwell2) November 9, 2018

3 from 15 to 103 from 51! 😳@ImHarmanpreet maiden T20  💯was all class and has set the tone for the #WT20. #HarmanpreetKaur 👊🏽👏🏽💪🏽

— Mel ‘MJ’ Jones (@meljones_33) November 9, 2018

Wow! @ImHarmanpreet lighting up the tournament first game @WorldT20 @ICC @BCCIWomen 💯 🔥🔥 #bosh

— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 9, 2018

She’s Harmanpreet Kaur of Indian Women’s Team. 😊🙌 https://t.co/v52iKMncfX

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 9, 2018

Well played Kaur 👏🏽 Amazing innings and great start to the #WT20 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

— Hayley Matthews (@MyNameIs_Hayley) November 9, 2018

he India bench applaud a fantastic century from captain @ImHarmanpreet!👏👏👏   #NZvIND #WT20 pic.twitter.com/E0ee6ZvcQ8

— ICC World Twenty20 (@WorldT20) November 9, 2018

What a magnificent 💯 by @ImHarmanpreet 🔥
#applause 👌#WatchThis

— Kainat Imtiaz (@kainatimtiaz16) November 9, 2018

What a start to women’s t20 cricket World Cup.Brilliant batting by @JemiRodrigues to keep things calm in the middle & supporting @ImHarmanpreet who played an unbelievable knock to become 1st Indian women to score t20 hundred 👏👏. I’m sure bowlers can pull things off from here👊

— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 9, 2018

Great innings from @ImHarmanpreet. This is what we expect from the @WorldT20.

All the best to @windieswomen for their game against Bangladesh later tonight. #WT20

— Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) November 9, 2018

It wasn’t exactly a difficult decision 😎
Congratulations @ImHarmanpreet 👏 #WatchThis #WT20 pic.twitter.com/Yo9pVDACXp

— ICC World Twenty20 (@WorldT20) November 9, 2018

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