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Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian to play 100 T20I

(Odisha Sports): India’s Women T20I Captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday became the first Indian to play 100 T20 International matches, while playing their sixth T20I against South Africa in Surat on Friday to achieve the milestone.

Till date, no other Indian player apart from Harmanpreet, man or woman has played 100 T20Is. Next on this list comes Indian legend MS Dhoni with 98 T20I appearances while India men’s ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma follows is also tied with Dhoni on 98 caps.

Harmanpreet is among 10 female players who have reached the three-figure mark in terms of appearances. New Zealand’s Suzie Bates and Australia’s Ellyse Perry top the list with 111 appearances. Harmanpreet herself is tied with Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof and West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor with 100 appearances. The Indian female player closest to her is Mithali Raj, who retired from T20Is in September, with 89 appearances.

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