Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first woman cricketer to take 100 catches in international cricket

The 33-year-old reached the feat after dismissing Pakistan opener Javeria Khan in the ongoing 2023 Women's T20 World Cup.


Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first woman cricketer to take 100 catches in international cricket

Harmanpreet Kaur

India Women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur became the first women cricketer to take 100 catches in international cricket. She now has 45 catches in ODIs and took her 55th catch in T20Is. She is also third on the list of the most catches in T20Is.

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The 33-year-old reached the feat after dismissing Pakistan opener Javeria Khan in the ongoing 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. In the second over, Deepti Sharma delivered a short ball, which Javeria attempted to pull but top-edged to Kaur, who was stationed at short fine leg.

Kaur, who started in 2009, is also set to become the first cricketer to play 150 T20I matches. This was her 147th match and will surpass Indian Men’s team captain Rohit Sharma, who has featured in 148 T20Is for India.

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IND vs PAK match so far

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IND vs PAK

Both the teams, India and Pakistan, are playing their first match in the tournament. Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof won the toss ad opted to bat first.

At one stage, Pakistan’s score looked 68/4 but Maroof played a brilliant half-century knock, scoring an unbeaten 68 runs from 55 balls with the help of seven fours. Later, Ayesha Naseem joined the skipper, batting at 172 to score 43 runs from 25 balls with two fours and an equal number of sixes. Their innings helped their side reach a fighting total of 149/4 in their 20 overs.

While chasing, India got off to a flying start with openers Yastika Bhatia and Shafali Verma, before Sadia Iqbal dismissed the former for 17 runs off 20 balls. Nashra Sandhu got rid of Shafali Verma who looked dangerous. She took 25 balls to score 33 runs, including four boundaries.

Harmanpreet Kaur couldn’t produce much with the bat as Sandhu dismissed her too, for 16 runs off 12 balls. India have so far scored 121 runs for three wickets and at the crease, Jemimah Rodrigues and wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh are playing at 38* and 16* respectively. The match is inching closer to a thriller as India need 29 runs from 19 balls.

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