Another century by Harmanpreet Kaur took India to register a win by 88 runs in the second match of the ODI series being played between India and England. She remained unbeaten scoring 143 runs off 111 balls.
The team had made a huge score of 333 runs with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series.
The role of coach Yadwinder Singh Sodhi has been important in the return of Harmanpreet.
Captain @ImHarmanpreet led from the front, hammering 143* & bagged the Player of the Match award as #TeamIndia beat England by 88 runs in the 2⃣nd ODI to take an unassailable lead in the series. 👏 👏 #ENGvIND— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 21, 2022
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Yadvinder Singh Sodhi told The Indian Express from Adelaide, that the latest match reminded me of the 2017 World Cup, when Harmanpreet scored 171 against Australia. I told him, when you play your natural game, the team as well as the fans enjoy watching you.
Sodhi said that when she came to Australia last year to play the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), she spent a week with us in Adelaide celebrated Diwali with our family. This helped him a bit to stay away from cricket. I advised her to play her aggressive game in the tournament. That weekend he hit 40 off 18 balls and I thought he had regained the momentum.
He was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in the 2021 Big Bash when, Harman was trying to score runs in the square and square off area and was playing a shot like a paddle sweep. I told him that he should play his natural aggressive game. We discussed that there is nothing wrong in trying with the first ball.
In the second ODI against England, Harmanpreet showed why she is still one of the finest strikers. She hit 18 fours and 4 sixes in the match against England. She scored 45 runs in deep mid-wicket and 43 runs in the areas of cover.