Surat (Gujarat): Indian Women’s Cricket all-rounder and T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian cricketer to play 100 Twenty20 Internationals as she began playing against her South African opponent in Surat yesterday. The match was won by the visiting side, with the series won by India by 3-1 margin.
Kaur made her debut against England in Taunton in June 2009. She achieved this milestone before MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, both of whom played 98 T20Is for India. The all-rounder has taken 27 wickets and scored 1,003 runs at an average of 28.61 so far in T20Is.
In the fifth and final match, South Africa beat India by 105 runs held at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat, ending the series in India’s favour. The focus will now shift to the three-match ODI series between the two sides with the first match scheduled in Vadodara on October 9.