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Best ODI Knocks by Harmanpreet Kaur

On July 20, 2017, Harmanpreet Kaur notched up an iconic knock of unbeaten 171 runs against Australia in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semi-final for a winning cause.

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Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo Source: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

On this day in 2017, Harmanpreet Kaur created history with her unbeaten 171-run knock against Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 semi-final at the County Ground, Derby. With this sensational knock, she became the Indian player with the most runs in an innings in Women’s One-Day Internationals (ODI) World Cups.

So far, no other Indian player has succeeded in shattering her exceptional World Cup record. This World Cup knock against the Aussies is also Kaur’s best score in ODIs. In her vast 14-year ODI career, Harmanpreet has produced a lot of superb innings from her bat. On this special day, it’s time to revisit some of the memorable ODI knocks of her career.

Here are the three best ODI knocks of Harmanpreet Kaur

3. Unbeaten 107 vs England in the 2013 Women’s World Cup

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Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In 2013, India got a chance to host the Women’s World Cup, and noting this opportunity, Indian team fans were expecting the Women in Blue to lift the trophy for the first time. However, Team India’s campaign became a forgettable one, as they ended up getting eliminated in the group stage, losing to England and Sri Lanka. 

Following the positive start in the tournament opener, with their 105-run victory against the West Indies, India faced England in their second contest at the Brabourne Stadium. The then India skipper, Mithali Raj, won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Charlotte Edwards-led England from the front and notched up a 109-run knock off 123 deliveries to help her team post 272 runs on the board in their 50 overs.

Pursuing the total, India lost their top-order batters at a score of 29 within eight overs. Thereafter, Harmanpreet Kaur took the centerstage and stitched a 106-run partnership with the wicketkeeper batter, Karuna Jain. After Karuna’s departure on 56, Harmanpreet held the one end but from the other side, she didn’t get enough support. In the end, India lost the contest by 32 runs but Harmanpreet grabbed a lot of eyeballs for her spunky knock of 107 in the losing cause.

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