India women’s cricket team’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur has surpassed the record of former men’s team captain, MS Dhoni, to become an Indian skipper with the most number of T20I wins. The record was registered after the women in blue thrashed away Pakistan Women’s cricket team in Group A fixture of the Commonwealth Games 2022 at Edgbaston.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the decision did not turn out fruitful for them. In 18 overs, they lost all the scalps, managing 99 runs, and giving a low target of 100 runs. As usual, it was a piece of cake for India, having a history of never losing against the women in green.
The 33-year-old smashed a fifty in India’s opening match against Australia but that was not enough to secure the win. The bowlers made sure to gift their skipper a new fate, breaking MS Dhoni’s record. Kaur now has led team India in 71st T20Is, winning 42, losing 26, and the rest ending with a no-result cause.
Dhoni guided India to 41 victories in T20I, captaining them in 72 matches as the skipper. After Harmanpreet and Dhoni, respectively, the next in line is the ex-skipper Virat Kohli, who has led India in 50 T20Is, winning 30 out of them, securing a better win % than Dhoni and Kaur.
With a superior run rate, the women in the blue top the chart in their respective area. As Australia and Barbados had played only one game till Sunday, Aus vs Bar match on weekend eve slipped India to second space, yet polishing their place for the semi-final. It must be noted Pakistan are in the last spot with no win to their name.
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