Hamranpreet Kaur does a MS Dhoni on her KSL debut for Lancashire Thunder
She scored an unbeaten knock of 34 runs off 21 balls.
Published - Aug 1, 2018 11:09 am | Updated - Aug 1, 2018 11:09 am
Ever since the Indian Women’s team made it to the final of the World Cup last year, they are being followed by the fans. While Smriti Mandhana is sizzling with her batting prowess in the ongoing Kia Super League (KSL) in England, India’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is not far behind.
She made her debut for Lancashire Thunder on Tuesday and played a match-winning knock of 34 runs in the chase. Moreover, she also finished the game like MS Dhoni by hitting a huge six in the nerve-wracking thriller when the team needed 4 off just 3 balls.
While batting first, Surrey Stars posted a fighting total of 148 runs in their 20 overs courtesy of a superb inning from Natalie Sciver. She smashed an unbeaten 95 off just 57 balls to propel the team’s total after they were reduced to 17/3 in the fourth over.
Kaur keep nerves to seal the game
Harmanpreet Kaur came out to bat in the 12th over with Nicole Bolton batting in full flow. Both added 68 runs in 7 overs for the third wicket but the latter was dismissed in the 19th over and the couple more wickets fell within the space of four deliveries to leave Lancashire score 8 runs off last 3 balls.
However, fortunately, Kaur came on strike at the same moment. She first blasted the fourth ball of the over to earn a well-deserved boundary and brought the equation down to 4 runs off last 2 deliveries. It was now all about the nerves with Laura Marsh bowling the last over for Surrey. She came over the wicket and pitched the ball on leg stump even as Harman came down the track and met the bowl on a fuller length to launch it into the stands.
It was a spectacular shot in the tense situation as she left 2,257 spectators present at the Kennington Oval stunned. The crowd and her teammates erupted after the victory as Kaur’s partner Sophie Ecclestone hugged her in joy for finishing it in style.
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WHAT A WAY TO WIN!
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