Hailed as the Virender Sehwag of India women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur dominated the headlines of almost every national daily as she became the first woman from the country to record a century in the shortest format – T20 cricket in the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20. Harmanpreet’s 103 off just 51 balls propelled the women in blue to a 34-run win over New Zealand in the World T20 opener. The hitting was incredible and the sixes unbelievably monstrous, her carnage included eight sixes, some of them towering, and seven boundaries.Also Read - Virat Kohli Backs Ajinkya Rahane Ahead of India Tour of South Africa, Heaps Praise on Mohammed Siraj

After her memorable innings, the Indian team skipper has now won hearts of everyone with a touching gesture before the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan. Harman carried an unwell mascot – who was a little girl – off the field, and then ensured that she was attended to off the field. Also Read - IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli Becomes First Player to Win 50 International Matches in Test, ODI And T20I Format

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The incident happened when the teams lined up for the national anthems just before the start of the match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

India won the match by a convincing margin and Mithali Raj was the star of the match. The ace batswoman – Raj once again showed her class and elegance as she powered the women in blue to an easy seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World T20. Chasing a tricky 134 to win, Mithali scored an aggressive half-century to anchor India’s second straight victory with six balls to spare in the showpiece tournament underway in the Caribbean islands. Mithali’s knock of 56 off 47 balls included seven boundaries in the Group B match which was marred by unprecedented docking of 10 penalty runs on Pakistan.

Previous game centurion and captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy remained not out on 14 and 8 respectively. With the win, India (with four points) made a big step towards making it to the semifinals from the five-team Group B. Two teams each from the two groups qualify for the semifinals.