Harmanpreet Kaur, on Friday, became the first Indian woman to score a T20I century. And what a century it was, garnished with 8 towering sixes and 7 boundaries.
The 29-year-old reached her century in just 49 balls and ended up with a personal best of 103 of 51 balls.
Mind you this is the T20 World Cup India is participating in. Kaur, who is the skipper of the team, rescued India's batting which was struggling at 40 for 3 and along with Jemimah Rodrigues, put a record 134 for the fourth wicket.
India's total of 194/5 is the highest total ever scored by any team in the Women's T20.
You can only imagine the onslaught that happened at the back end of the innings when you realise that India were 76 for 3 at the end of 10 overs.
Then, courtesy of the Indian skipper, the team added a staggering 118 in the last 10.
Having cleared the fence 8 times, Kaur now holds the record for the most number of sixes in a T20 inning, beating her own record of 5 sixes against Sri Lanka.
And the world took notice of the new star in the game.
What a start to women’s t20 cricket World Cup.Brilliant batting by @JemiRodrigues to keep things calm in the middle & supporting @ImHarmanpreet who played an unbelievable knock to become 1st Indian women to score t20 hundred 👏👏.I’m sure bowlers can pull things off from here👊— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 9, 2018
Incidentally, Harmanpreet Kaur became the 8th woman to score the 10th T20I century in women's cricket.She is the first Asian to do so. Also it is the only 3rd 100 in #WWT20For the record, 9 centuries have come in winning causes, while one in a lost cause!#WT20 #INDWvNZW— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 9, 2018
Congratulations India on a wonderful start to the T20 World Cup Campaign. It was an outstanding century from captain Harmanpreet Kaur and I wish the team all the best for the forthcoming matches. #IndvNZ pic.twitter.com/9IGM2E68HE— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 9, 2018
#WomenInBlue post a total of 194/5 on the board pic.twitter.com/aTkiALnsrr— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) November 9, 2018
Take a bow, Harmanpreet Kaur. You've more than earned it.