Kaur walked into the crease with the score on 35/2 in 9.2 overs and what followed was quality hitting. Having reached her first fifty off 64 balls, she showed that she wanted to see off the new ball. But the next 50 came off just 26 and the third off 17. The Australian bowlers had no clue what hit them.
Her historic feat was celebrated with a lot of pomp by the cricket fraternity on Twitter. Leading the charge was former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who was watching Kaur's heroics from close range, being part of ICC's commentary panel for the tournament.
Even Sachin Tendulkar could not keep himself from lauding the 28-year-old hard-hitter. When the 'God' himself brands your knock as incredible, you know you have done something out of this world.
Former India opener and another cricket pundit Aakash Chopra went even further as he showered praise on the middle-order batsman, calling her knock the best by an Indian in a World Cup knock out game, including men's cricket.
Best innings by an Indian in a World Cup knockout game...yes, I'm including men's cricket too. Harmanpreet Kaur...is writing history. #WWC17— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 20, 2017
Indian men's team's head coach Ravi Shastri was also quick to take to twitter and congratulate the Punjab girl for her power-packed show.
Skipper Virat Kohli too joined the bandwagon and lauded Kaur for her record-breaking knock.
Virender Sehwag brought in his trademark style into congratulating Kaur for her colossal effort, and declared himself to be a fan of the batsman.
An Innings of a lifetime , Harmanpreet Kaur . What wonderful clean hitting. More than 60% of India's runs.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2017
Fan ! Over to the Bowlers now. pic.twitter.com/xZlIB2SW4x
The International Cricket Council and Cricket Australia also joined in to congratulate the Indian on her great feat.