ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Punjab CM congratulates Harmanpreet Kaur after heroics against Australia

PTI, Jul, 21 2017

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday congratulated Harmanpreet Kaur for her excellent performance that steered India into the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in England.

In his congratulatory message, the CM said Kaur — who hails from Punjab's Moga district — has done the state proud by becoming the second-highest scorer for India in women's ODIs.

Harmanpreet Kaur struck 20 fours and seven sixes in her unbeaten 171 against Australia. AP

Harmanpreet Kaur struck 20 fours and seven sixes in her unbeaten 171 against Australia. AP

The chief minister said that it was a matter of great honour for all Punjabis that Harmanpreet had carved a niche for herself in international cricket with her sheer hard work and dedication.

He hoped that Harmanpreet's superb accomplishment would go a long way in inspiring other girls to strive for excellence.

Wishing her a bright future and success in her life, the chief minister expressed the hope that this 'Daughter of Punjab' would bring more laurels to the state in the field of sports.

He also congratulated the parents, friends and relatives of Harmanpreet on her rare feat. The star Indian batswoman's residence was a venue for celebrations following her whirlwind innings.

Harmanpreet Kaur's 115-ball 171 not out helped India post a daunting 281/4 in a match that was reduced to 42-overs-a-side after an early spell of rain. The Australians then kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and a heroic last-wicket partnership worth 76 between Alex Blackwell (90) and Kristen Beams (11) wasn't enough to prevent the defending world champions from bowing out of the tournament with a 36-run loss.

Published Date: Jul 21, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115