Ravi Shastri pits Harmanpreet Kaur’s 171-run hit with Kapil Dev’s 175


Harmanpreet Kaur’s blast hit of 171 runs opposite Australia has been compared with Kapil Dev’s 175 runs opposite Zimbabwe in a 1983 World Cup. (Source: Instagram)

Harmanpreet Kaur’s thumping hit of 171 runs from 115 balls helped India measure 281 runs opposite Australia in a semi-final of a ICC Women’s World Cup on Thursday. And a peppery hit has drawn comparisons with Kapil Dev’s 175 run hit opposite Zimbabwe in a 1983 World Cup’s organisation stages. Ravi Shastri, who was member of that World Cup winning group common images of both on his Instagram comment with a heading of “@imharmanpreet_kaur 171. Kapil Dev 175. A @homeofcricket final on Sunday. Deja vu. Go for it India #WWC17 “.

In engaging comparison of events, both superb knocks could finish adult with a Indian group winning their initial World Cup pretension during a same venue – Lord’s. India had afterwards beaten West Indies in a final though a women will face England on Sunday.

“If Harman’s innings is being compared with a mythological Kapil Dev, afterwards it is a good honour for her,” her sister Hemjit Kaur said.

In a semifinal on Thursday, Harmanpreet scored 171 runs from 115 balls with 20 fours and 7 sixes in a hit with a inning paced exceptionally. She obliterated a Australian bowling conflict including spanking Ashleigh Gardner for 22 runs in one over.

Kapil Dev’s hit of 175 runs came in 138 balls and was packaged with 16 fours and 6 sixes. It came during a pivotal impulse with India initial reduced to 17/5 and afterwards 77/6 before Kapil stepped adult to a image and roughly singular handedly took India from a terrible position to a protected sum of 266/8. In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 235 runs with Kapil picking adult a wicket. Like Harmanpreet, Kapil had started his innings delicately with his 100 entrance from 49 balls before scoring a subsequent 75 runs from 11 overs.

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