[caption id="attachment_626529" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/harmanpreet2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-626529" alt="Many from the cricket fraternity feel Harmanpreet has played the finest ODI knock in women's cricket. (Image courtesy: Getty)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/harmanpreet2.jpg" width="628" height="335" /></a> Many from the cricket fraternity feel Harmanpreet has played the finest ODI knock in women's cricket. (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p> The best ODI knock I have ever seen, tweeted former Australian cricketer Melanie Jones. India were off to a cautious start but Harmanpreet Kaur played the innings of her life to see India through to the ICC Women s World Cup final. They beat the defending champions and hot favourites Australia. Harmanpreet, who struck 20 fours and 7 sixes in her 115-ball 170 wanted to prove a point. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="Mithali Raj credits WBBL for Harmanpreet Kaur's transformation" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mithali-raj-credits-wbbl-for-harmanpreet-kaurs-transformation-626487">Mithali Raj credits WBBL for Harmanpreet Kaur's transformation</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> I didn't get a chance to bat in the whole tournament, today when I got the chance I just wanted to utilise it this opportunity because today was the day where I wanted to prove myself. Today s plan was just watch the ball, hit it hard and this is what I was doing. Some areas they were bowling well but I just wanted to hit and rotate the strike, Harmanpreet said after her blitz. <p></p> <p></p><b>Who said what?</b> <p></p> <p></p>Former England captain Charlotte Edwards lauded the innings as best innings I have ever seen. And this coming from a great means a lot. <p></p> <p></p>From Sachin Tendulkar to VVS Laxman to Rohit Sharma to Michael Vaughan and Virat Kohli among scores of other cricketers took to Twitter to congratulate Harmanpreet. <strong>READ MORE: <a title="Harmanpreet scores 171* against AUS; sets Twitter ablaze" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/harmanpreet-kaur-scores-171-against-australia-sets-twitter-ablaze-626338">Harmanpreet scores 171* against AUS; sets Twitter ablaze</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p><i>Cricket.com.au</i> reported several cricketers hailing her performance. <p></p> <p></p>Meg Lanning, Australian skipper and widely acknowledged as the world s best batter in women s cricket, said: I was a pretty good innings from her. I don't think we executed as well as we could have. We just sort of gave her a little bit too much to work with and it was pretty hard ground to defend once she got going. <p></p> <p></p>Her counterpart and world record holder Mithali Raj drew parallels with Chamari Athapathu s extraordinary knock against the same side. <p></p> <p></p> As an Indian player (that is the greatest knock I have seen), we saw Athapathu score that 178 not out, but obviously it s good to see someone play that from the Indian team, especially at this stage. It was important for us to come out with this sort of a performance to qualify for the final, it was an exceptional performance, said Mithali. <p></p> <p></p>Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell, who slammed a 56-ball 90 to keep her team in the hunt, said: I've seen her bat like that before but not for that long and she hit the ball incredibly well today.We've seen a couple of big innings this World Cup, but that's probably the best one yet given the what was on the line; a place in the final. She can be very proud to get her team in to that match against England. <p></p> <p></p>Australian all-rounder and one of the stars of this tournament Ellyse Perry hailed it as special innings . <p></p> <p></p> It was a special innings; we've probably been on the receiving end of two of them this tournament. It s tough to watch as a fielder and as a bowler because it's pretty hard to stop someone like that, said Perry. <p></p> <p></p>Her national and domestic teammate Veda Krisnamurthy has often seen Harmanpreet launch her beast mode . <p></p> <p></p> I've played the last eight or nine years with (Kaur), we play for the same domestic side so I've seen the beast mode often, but today to play in a semi-final, that's incredible, she's just amazing, said Veda.