2nd Semi-final, ICC Women's World Cup, 2017 July 20, 2017

103 off 40 balls, 22 off one over

Harmanpreet Kaur registered the highest score by a batsman in a World Cup knockout match, against Australia

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3 - Scores greater than Harmanpreet Kaur's unbeaten 171 in Women's World Cup. Hers is the highest by any batsman in the knockout stages - finals, semi-finals and quarter-finals - of the tournament. Australia's Karen Rolton had made 107 not out in the final of the 2005 World Cup, which is the only other century in such matches.

4 - Scores higher than Kaur's in Women's ODIs. Among Indians, only Deepti Sharma has done better with her 188 against Ireland. Kaur now has the best score by an Indian in the World Cup. The record was previously, and briefly, held by Mithali Raj, who made 109 against New Zealand six days ago.

60.85% - Kaur's contribution to India's total - the third-highest by any batsman in Women's ODIs in a completed innings. Chamari Atapattu had smashed 178* out of Sri Lanka's 257 in an earlier match in this World Cup, which is the highest in this regard.

45 - Runs Kaur made off Jess Jonassen from just 20 balls - the most any batsman has hit off one bowler in an innings in this World Cup. Kaur hit the left-arm spinner for three sixes and four fours. Ellyse Perry was only bowler off whom Kaur scored at a rate fewer than run-a-ball.

Harmanpreet Kaur v Australia bowlers, 2017 WWC semi-final
Bowler Runs BF SR Fours Sixes
  Jess Jonassen  45  20  225.00  4  3
  Kristen Beams  35  32  109.37  4  1
  Megan Schutt  33  24  137.50  7  0
  Ashleigh Gardner  30  20  150.00  2  2
  Elyse Villani  15  4  375.00  2  1
  Ellyse Perry  13  15  86.66  1  0

257.50 - Kaur's strike-rate over the final 40 deliveries she faced. She struck 103 runs off them, including 13 fours and six sixes. In her first 75 balls, she made 68 runs at a relatively sedate strike rate of 90.67.

Harmanpreet Kaur's innings v Australia, 2017 WWC semi-final
Runs Balls SR Fours Sixes
 First 75 balls  68  75  90.66  7  1
 Last 40 balls  103  40  257.50  13  6
 Complete inns  171  115  148.69  20  7

22 - Runs Kaur hit off Ashleigh Gardner 's eighth over, which included two sixes and two fours. Before that over, the offspinner had figures of 7-0-20-1 and Kaur faced 15 of those deliveries for only eight runs.

27 - Boundaries for Kaur, the third-highest by any batsman in a Women's ODIs. She hit 20 fours and seven sixes - which are the joint second-most hit in a single ODI innings. India's Deepti Sharma leads the boundary-hitters list - she smashed 29 of them (27 fours and two sixes) against Ireland earlier this year. Chamari Atapattu had hit 28 boundaries (22 fours and six sixes) in her 178* against Australia earlier in this World Cup.

2 - Kaur's is only the second score of 150 and over against Australia in Women's ODIs.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo.com. @shiva_cricinfo

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  • Cricinfouser on July 20, 2017, 21:34 GMT

    she is a "batswoman, not a "batsman"....!!!

  • sreedev on July 20, 2017, 19:27 GMT

    If only she had the full 50 overs, Rohit's 264 would have been in serious jeopardy. Clarke's 224 would have been obliterated for sure

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