ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Twitter hails Harmanpreet Kaur's scintillating knock against Australia

FP Sports, Jul, 21 2017

Harmanpreet Kaur played an innings of a lifetime as India stormed into the ICC Women's World Cup final, defeating Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final played at Derby.

Harmanpreet smashed seven sixes and 20 fours as she scored 171 in just 115 balls. Thanks to her hard hitting, India put up a good total of 281/4 after rain reduced the match to 42 overs a side.

This was India's highest ever total against the Southern Stars while Harmanpreet's 171 was the second highest individual score in ODIs for India behind Deepti Sharma's unbeaten 188 against South Africa earlier this year.

Australia succumbed under pressure as the defending champions were bowled out for 245 in 40.1 overs.

India will feature in a World Cup final for the second time, having lost to Australia in the final of the 2005 edition.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Harmanpreet's breathtaking knock and India's victory:

Harmanpreet's family residing in Moga, Punjab were over the moon and celebrated India's win.

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 4579 114
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