A complete all-round performance by Mumbai Indians gave Gujarat Giants a nightmare on the opening night of Women’s premier league 2023 at DR. DY Patil Sports academy stadium on Saturday. Catch live scores and WPL 2023 Mumbai Indains vs. Gujarat Giants match 1 highlights.
WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians vs. Gujarat Giants match 1 highlights: The opening night of first edition of Women’s Premier League 2022 saw an action-packed performance of Mumbai Indians. Batting first, Mumbai Indians unleashed a storm of runs on Gujarat Giants and set an elephantine total of 207/5 courtesy of Harmanpreet Kaur (65 off 30), Hayley Matthews (47 off 31), and Amelia Kerr (45 off 24).
In response, Gujarat Giants faced demolition and got rolled out for 64 with the only top scorer Dayalan Hemalatha remaining unbeaten (29 off 23).
HARMANPREET KAUR’S HEROICS POWER MUMBAI INDIANS.
Winning the coin flip, Gujarat Giants’ Beth Mooney invited Mumbai Indians to bat. Mumbai Indians’ opener Hayley Matthews looked fierce and hit her second ball for a maximum.
While Hayley Matthews was setting her feet at the crease, Yastika Bhatia (1) became an wasy hunt for Tanuja Kanwar at covers. The remaining powerplay seemed wicketless for Gujarat Giants after the wicket of Yastika Bhatia.
No sooner had powerplay ended than Hayley Matthews turned her beast mode on by hitting three back-to-back sixes. Soon, Hayley Matthews left the crease after delivering 47 runs off 31 in WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians vs. Gujarat Giants match 1 highlights.
In no time Mumbai Indians’ scoreboard saw a rise when Harmanpreet Kaur struck her maiden fifty of WPL 2023 in just 22 deliveries. Harmanpreet Kaur had fetched 15 more runs before Sneh Rana called a halt to her innings of 65 runs off 30, including fourteen fours.
AMELIA KERR AND POOJA VASTRAKAR’S FINISHING TOUCH.
After the wicket of skipper, Mumbai Indians’ batters mustered 51 runs in the final 3 overs. Continuing the charge, Amelia Kerr chipped in with 45 runs off 24, including six fours and a maximum.
On the other hand, A Cameo of Pooja Vastrakar added 15 more runs in the Gigantic total of 207/5. For Gujarat Giants, Sneh Rana with most wickets (2) conceded 43 runs in her spell in WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians vs. Gujarat Giants match 1 highlights.
GUJARAT GIANTS’ FALL.
Coming to chase a mammoth total, Gujarat Giants saw a bad day on the field as inside the first over Beth Mooney got injured and went back into dugout without scoring a run.
Nat Sciver-brunt and Issy Wong inflicted more pain on Gujarat Giants and left them reeling in shock with 8-3. Soon, Saika Ishaque joined the party and rubbed salt into the wound with the wicket of Annabel Sutherland (6). Saika Ishaque scalped hee second wicket in the form of Georgia Wareham (8), sending half of Gujarat Giants’ batters back into the dugout.
Amelia Kerr doing the rest picked the only hope, Sneh Rana, as her first scalp. Gujarat Giants seemed to be watching a nightmare as they were 23-7. Dayalan Hemalatha, on the other hand, kept the scoreboard alive with her unbeaten 29 runs, including a four and two maximums. Putting the final nail in the coffin, Saika Ishaque scalped four wickets and conceded just 11 runs in WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians vs. Gujarat Giants match 1 highlights.