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‘I gave freedom to myself after reaching 50’: Harmanpreet Kaur on her 143* vs England

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Indian swashbuckling skipper Harmanpreet Kaur mentioned it was not simple to attain runs at Canterbury on Wednesday till she reached her 50 after which she unleashed quite a lot of photographs and hit 143* which took India to their largest abroad ODI complete of 333/5.

“When I was batting, it was not easy to bat on since my fifty. I took my time and when Harleen (Deol) came in and played her part. That was very important. Then I gave that freedom to myself as I was well-settle and backed myself to play all the shots,” Harmanpreet mentioned throughout the post-match presentation.

Harmanpreet’s 111-ball 143* powered India to an 88-run win within the second match and take an unassailable 2-0 lead. She hit 18 fours and 4 sixes. The victory marked India’s first ODI collection win in England since 1999.

“After that (50) I just gave that freedom to myself” 🏏

All spherical 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 from Harmanpreet Kaur 👏

— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 21, 2022

Harmanpreet additionally rekindled the reminiscences of 2017 World Cup when she had put all her powers on show towards Australia along with her 115-ball-171*.

Hailing the bowling unit, particularly Renuka Singh who claimed 4 wickets, the skipper mentioned, “She (Renuka) always gives us breakthroughs and the team is also depending on her. I am so happy with the way she is bowling. Today, whoever got the chance, gave the team breakthrough”

Harmanpreet additionally confirmed that the third and remaining ODI at Lord’s would be the final ODI for veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami. “We will miss her for sure and have been learning a lot from her. Every cricketer wants to play at Lord’s and it is going to be special for her to retire there,” she mentioned.

The 39-year-old Goswami will bid adieu to the sport after a 20-year-long illustrious profession. She has performed 12 Tests (44 wickets), 204 ODIs (253 wickets) and 68 T20Is (56 wickets).

Watch highlights of Harmanpreet Kaur’s knock: