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WATCH: Harmanpreet Kaur ramps up seven outrageous sixes enroute to her unbeaten 171 vs Australia

WATCH: Harmanpreet Kaur ramps up seven outrageous sixes enroute to her unbeaten 171 vs Australia

Kaur walked in when India were two down within the first ten overs of their innings. With just 35 runs on the scoreboard, Kaur partnered with skipper Mithali Raj (36) to weave a 66-run stand. She carried on with her brutal onslaught over the formidable Aussie bowling line-up by stitching a 135-run partnership along with Deepti Sharma to push India's total to 281.

Rajeev Shukla congratulates Team India and Harmanpreet Kaur for reaching 'Champions Trophy' final

Rajeev Shukla congratulates Team India and Harmanpreet Kaur for reaching 'Champions Trophy' final

It was roughly a month back when the Indian men's cricket team made it to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy after beating Bangladesh in the semi-final.

With Virender Sehwag as idol, Harmanpreet Kaur dons Viru's mask to whack Autralian bowlers for 171

With Virender Sehwag as idol, Harmanpreet Kaur dons Viru's mask to whack Autralian bowlers for 171

Such was Harmanpreet's brutal assault that she was at one stage batting on 41 off 60 balls before going berserk, a result of which is Team India's progression to the final.

WATCH: Deepti Sharma takes a stunner to dismiss Nicole Bolton in IND vs AUS WWC 2017 semi-final

WATCH: Deepti Sharma takes a stunner to dismiss Nicole Bolton in IND vs AUS WWC 2017 semi-final

Apart from Deepti, Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey both picked two wickets each and contributed to the side's astounding victory against the Meg Lanning led-side.

WATCH: Epic reactions! Australian bowlers' expressions on facing Harmanpreet Kaur say it all

WATCH: Epic reactions! Australian bowlers' expressions on facing Harmanpreet Kaur say it all

Chasing the challenging target of 282, the Southern Stars showed great courage but could only muster 245 against some disciplined Indian bowling performance.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Harmanpreet Kaur becomes second after Kapil Dev to score big World Cup ton

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Harmanpreet Kaur becomes second after Kapil Dev to score big World Cup ton

Kaur took 115 deliveries to notch up a record-breaking 171 runs and stayed unbeaten as India posted a target of 282 runs in a rain-truncated semi-final encounter. It was Kaur's third one-day international ton and it came during the 35th over of their innings.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Wounded India look to bounce back against Australia – Preview

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Wounded India look to bounce back against Australia – Preview

After winning four matches on the trot, the Indian women on Saturday failed to put up a collective effort in the field against the Proteas, resulting in their first defeat of the tournament.

WATCH: Virat Kohli successfully uses 'Dhoni Review System' to get Andile Phehlukwayo LBW

WATCH: Virat Kohli successfully uses 'Dhoni Review System' to get Andile Phehlukwayo LBW

India secured a crushing 8-wicket victory over South Africa to reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals and knock the world`s top-ranked team out of the tournament.

Ian Chappell calls for reduction of on-field chatter, limit use of controversial DRS

Ian Chappell calls for reduction of on-field chatter, limit use of controversial DRS

Chappell described the constant on-field chatter during India's 2-1 Test series win over Australia as one of the "unsightly" aspects of the contest and said these "inane comments" should not be a part of the game.

IPL 2017: No problem playing under Glenn Maxwell despite tiff, says Wriddhiman Saha

IPL 2017: No problem playing under Glenn Maxwell despite tiff, says Wriddhiman Saha

Asked about India`s aggressive approach in the series, Saha, who too had an altercation with Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood, said they have always been like this and it`s nothing new.

India vs Australia: Darren Lehmann disappointed with Virat Kohli's no-longer-friends comment

India vs Australia: Darren Lehmann disappointed with Virat Kohli's no-longer-friends comment

"I too was very impressed with (Ajinkya) Rahane's captaincy. I thought he was brilliant," Lehmann said, trying to side-step the query by referring to Rahane's stand-in captaincy during the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala.

After losing Border-Gavaskar series, Steve Smith offers beer to IPL teammate Ajinkya Rahane and Indian team

After losing Border-Gavaskar series, Steve Smith offers beer to IPL teammate Ajinkya Rahane and Indian team

While Smith was apologetic, rival captain Virat Kohli gave a fair indication that the hostility between the two teams would not end anytime soon by saying that he doesn't consider Aussies his off the field friends anymore.

Ind vs Aus: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag congratulate Team India for winning Border-Gavaskar trophy

Ind vs Aus: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag congratulate Team India for winning Border-Gavaskar trophy

Apart from the Indians, few former Aussie cricketers also came forth to congratulate Team India on their victory.

India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja's emergence as Test player and Umesh Yadav's consistency are net gains for Virat Kohli

India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja's emergence as Test player and Umesh Yadav's consistency are net gains for Virat Kohli

If Jadeja's achievements this season can be quantified by numbers, Umesh's contribution (30 wickets in 13 Tests) can only be judged if we take into account the impact he has created time and again at the start of the opposition innings.

Ind vs Aus: India taught me how to handle different situations, says Steve Smith

Ind vs Aus: India taught me how to handle different situations, says Steve Smith

"I have sort of been very intense in my own little bubble and at times I have let my emotions and actions just falter a little bit throughout this series and I apologise for that," said Smith.

Steve Smith expresses disappointment with BCCI over uploading  Jadeja-Wade altercation

Steve Smith expresses disappointment with BCCI over uploading Jadeja-Wade altercation

"What's said on the field should stay on the field. Guys are going to say things here and there. Emotions will be high in such a series. Yes, I was a little bit disappointed that the BCCI did bring that up," the skipper said.

Gautam Gambhir gives Aussies perfect send-off, says true champions let their game do all the talking!

Gautam Gambhir gives Aussies perfect send-off, says true champions let their game do all the talking!

The confrontations began with Steve Smith's 'DRS Brain Fade' and the Indian captain's strong response to it.

Virat Kohli's men should now win in overseas conditions, feels Sunil Gavaskar

Virat Kohli's men should now win in overseas conditions, feels Sunil Gavaskar

India today chased down a victory target of 106 with consummate ease on the fourth day to beat Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

After conquering home turf, Virat Kohli's next target is to improve India's dismal overseas performance

After conquering home turf, Virat Kohli's next target is to improve India's dismal overseas performance

India`s eight-wicket win at Dharamsala marked the end of their 13-test home season, which included 10 wins, two draws and a solitary loss to Australia.

We give it back even better when someone pokes us: Virat Kohli on banters with Australia

We give it back even better when someone pokes us: Virat Kohli on banters with Australia

He lauded stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane for the dominating eight-wicket win in the fourth Test, which concluded on the fourth day today.