WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians demolish Gujarat Giants by 143 runs to make flying begin to inaugural version2 min read
WPL 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Giants by 143 runs in Match 1 of the match and made a stupendous begin.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 4, 2023 23:09 IST
WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians demolish Gujarat Giants to make flying begin. Courtesy: PTI
By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: Mumbai Indians made an absolute mockery of Gujarat Giants within the opening sport of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) on the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. The group, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, gained the inaugural sport by a mammoth margin of 143 runs.
Mumbai Indians additionally made historical past by registering the most important win in WT20s by a margin of runs. The earlier file was held by Wellington Women, who defeated Otago Women by 122 runs again on January 24 in Wellington.
After being put in to bat first, MI racked up an enormous rating of 207 for the lack of 5 wickets. Harmanpreet Kaur led from the entrance by smashing her option to a 22-ball half-century. The captain went on to attain 65 runs off 30 balls with 14 fours earlier than Sneh Rana dismissed her.
Prior to that, Hayley Matthews injected momentum into the innings by scoring 47 runs off 31 balls. Amelia Kerr gave the innings the ending kick with an unbeaten 45 off 24. The 22-year-old was additionally concerned in a partnership of 89 runs with Harmanpreet.
Issy Wong completed Mumbai’s innings off in type by hitting Sneh Rana for a six down the bottom. Rana obtained two wickets however leaked 43 runs.
The Giants had been hit with catastrophe after Beth Mooney, their skipper, needed to retire damage after she twisted her ankle whereas working between the wickets.
Thereafter, the Giants had been decreased to 23 for seven in 7.4 overs. Lots was anticipated of Ash Gardner, who performed an important position in Australia’s win within the Women’s T20 World Cup. But she perished for a golden duck after Issy Wong discovered her outdoors edge.
After her stupendous efficiency with the bat, Kerr bowled a double wicket-maiden within the very first over she bowled. Left-arm spinner Saika Ishaque was spectacular after she completed with figures of three.1-1-11-4.
Dayalan Hemalatha scored 29 runs off 23 balls with one 4 and two sixes, however her efforts had been by no means going to be sufficient for the Giants to get near MI’s rating.
Mar 4, 2023