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ICC Women's World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur, Shah Rukh Khan involved in glorious Twitter conversation

ICC Women's World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur, Shah Rukh Khan involved in glorious Twitter conversation

SRK tweeted as Harmanpreet slammed a stunning 171-run knock against Australia in Women's World Cup semi-final.

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.

ICC Women's World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur's mother sends out strong message, slams female foeticide

ICC Women's World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur's mother sends out strong message, slams female foeticide

In Sunday's Lord's final, India will play hosts England. India have beaten England in their previous meeting, in a group game on the opening day of the tournament.

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.

Women’s World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli lead the way in congratulating Harmanpreet Kaur for her explosive century versus Australia

Women’s World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli lead the way in congratulating Harmanpreet Kaur for her explosive century versus Australia

Twitter was in its full flow and pretty much the whole of the Indian men’s cricket team congratulated Harmanpreet for her unbelievable knock on Thursday night itself.

ICC WWC 2017: Harmanpreet's epic knock helps India beat defending champions Australia by 36 runs; play England in final

ICC WWC 2017: Harmanpreet's epic knock helps India beat defending champions Australia by 36 runs; play England in final

It is only the second time that India have entered the summit clash of the global event, having lost to Australia in the final of the 2005 edition.

WATCH: India pacer Shikha Pandey opens batting clinic for Aussie batswomen

WATCH: India pacer Shikha Pandey opens batting clinic for Aussie batswomen

Riding on Harmanpreet's epic 171 off 115 balls, India set the Southern Stars a mammoth target of 282 runs. And the defending champions, despite being the heavy favourites, needed one good start.

WATCH: Skipper Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy celebrate Harmanpreet Kaur's epic knock in style

WATCH: Skipper Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy celebrate Harmanpreet Kaur's epic knock in style

Having witnessed Harmanpreet's brutality from close quarters, Mithali, once got out, enjoyed her team-mate's brilliance from the sidelines with other members of the squad.

WATCH: Oh you beauty! Jhulan Goswami makes a mockery of Aussie legend Meg Lanning

WATCH: Oh you beauty! Jhulan Goswami makes a mockery of Aussie legend Meg Lanning

Seasoned bowler Jhulan Goswami on Thursday showcased her brilliance by removing Aussie legend and captain Meg Lanning with an unplayable delivery in the second semi-final of the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup at Derby. It indeed was one of the best moments of the tournament.

ICC Women's World Cup: Magical Harmanpreet inspires India; fans, legends bow to her

ICC Women's World Cup: Magical Harmanpreet inspires India; fans, legends bow to her

The total of 281/4 in 42 overs was India's highest ever total against the Southern Stars and could well be a match-winning total.

Harmanpreet Kaur's 171: When a woman showed world how the 'Gentleman's game' is played

Harmanpreet Kaur's 171: When a woman showed world how the 'Gentleman's game' is played

2017 The Women's World Cup semi-final witnessed one of the finest innings ever in the sport after India's Harmanpreet Kaur slammed a 115-ball 171 against defending champions Australia at Derby.

WATCH: Fuming Harmanpreet Kaur leaves Deepti Sharma in tears after committing to suicidal run against Australia

WATCH: Fuming Harmanpreet Kaur leaves Deepti Sharma in tears after committing to suicidal run against Australia

Her knock helped Indian posed an imposing total of 281/4 in the 42-over a side match. After a delayed start, fans got to witness enough fire-power from the 28-year-old from Punjab.

WATCH: Harmanpreet Kaur destroys Australia with rampaging knock in ICC Women's WC semi-final

WATCH: Harmanpreet Kaur destroys Australia with rampaging knock in ICC Women's WC semi-final

She thus became the second Indian batswoman to have hit 150+ score in ODIs, after Deepti Sharma, who had hit 188 against Ireland in May this year.

ICC Women’s World Cup: What happens if Australia-India semi-final match is washed out?

ICC Women’s World Cup: What happens if Australia-India semi-final match is washed out?

Hosts and three-time champions England have already entered the final after defeating South Africa by two wickets in the last over in the first semi-final at Bristol.

ICC Women’s World Cup: India vs Australia – Mithali Raj & Co's road to semi-finals

ICC Women’s World Cup: India vs Australia – Mithali Raj & Co's road to semi-finals

In the league stage, while Australia finished second, India finished third. India had five wins, two loses and 10 points at the end of the league stage. 

	ICC Women's World Cup: India to take on six-time champions Australia in semi-final

ICC Women's World Cup: India to take on six-time champions Australia in semi-final

India sports a poor record against Australia, having lost 34 out of 42 games the two teams have played so far.