India’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur recorded her maiden half-century in the Kia Super League at Stanley Park, Blackpool on Tuesday (August 14). Thanks to her blazing 44-ball 74, Lancashire Thunder secured a thrilling 9-run victory over Yorkshire Diamonds and kept their hopes alive for a spot in the final.
Harmanpreet’s knock was laced with four boundaries and six sixes. She was dismissed in the final over of the innings after propelling Thunder's score to 154/9 in 20 overs.
Apart from smashing the Yorkshire bowlers all over the park, Kaur also shattered a car windscreen and nearly hit BBC journalist and broadcaster Stuart Flinders on the sidelines.
Chasing the target, Diamonds managed to score 145/8 in their stipulated 20 overs. Consequently, their hopes of qualifying for the final stage of the competition also ended.
Thunders are currently placed at the fourth position on the points table with 4 wins from 9 games. They will face Southern Vipers in their last league match at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday (August 18).