Harman played a strong innings
The target of 162 runs was in front of the Indian women’s team and the team lost the first two wickets on the score of only 22. After this Harman took the lead and added 96 runs for the third wicket with Jemima Rodrigues (33). Kaur completed her eighth fifty of her career in 34 balls. Seeing her batting, it seemed that she would take a sigh of relief only after winning gold for India, but it could not happen.
Harman was dismissed for 65 runs in 43 balls. He hit 7 fours and two sixes in his innings. This was also his first fifty in this tournament.
Kohli left behind
Harman has become the highest run-scorer for India as captain in both men’s and women’s T20I cricket. As a captain in 74 T20 Internationals, Kaur has scored a total of 1618 runs at an impressive average of 30.52. During this his best performance was 103 runs. Before Harman, the record for the highest run scorer for India as a captain was recorded in the name of Virat Kohli (1570). Now the name of Harmanpreet Kaur comes first.
highest run-scorer captain
Highest run-scorer in T20Is for India (Men/Female)
1618 – Harmanpreet Kaur*
1570 – Virat Kohli
1161 – Rohit Sharma
1112 – MS Dhoni
33-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur made her T20 debut against England in 2009. So far in 129 WT20I matches, Kaur has scored a total of 2548 runs at an average of 27.39. During this, 1 century and 8 half-centuries were also seen with his bat in 116 innings. Apart from the bat, she also showed strong performance with the ball and she managed to take 32 wickets at an average of 24.31. His best performance as a bowler was 4/23.