HomeSPORTSCurrent Match Report - MI Girls vs GG Girls 1st Match 2022/23

Current Match Report – MI Girls vs GG Girls 1st Match 2022/23

Mumbai Indians 207 for five (Harmanpreet 65, Matthews 47, Kerr 45*) beat Gujarat Giants 64 (Ishaque 4-11) by 143 runs

Regardless of all of the glitzy build-up, what the inaugural Girls’s Premier League wanted to actually blast-off was an I am her efficiency. And it got here from Harmanpreet Kaur.
In some ways the Mumbai Indians captain’s 30-ball 65 may properly be for the WPL what Brendon McCullum’s 158 was to the IPL.
It was as if Harmanpreet needed to vent the ire of that run-out that turned the Girls’s T20 World Cup 2023 semi-final in Australia’s favour. Gujarat Giants had crammed all 4 of their abroad quota with Australians. And that was cause sufficient.

Harmanpreet discovered herself within the center within the ninth over, with Mumbai at 69 for two. She noticed a set batter in Nat Sciver-Brunt depart after a 54-run partnership with Hayley Matthews, who was additionally dismissed within the subsequent over to depart Mumbai at 77 for 3. After her player-of-the-series efficiency within the T20 World Cup, Ashleigh Gardner had but once more left a mark.

However Harmanpreet did not care. She simply attacked the ball, like she has been doing for an extended, very long time for India. A lucky exterior edge in a tried drive received her going earlier than she timed a Sneh Rana ball by means of further cowl.

However that was merely the prelude. The twelfth over showcased Harmanpreet at her Harmanbest. And clearly it was stuffed with sweep pictures – one by means of backward sq. leg and one other by means of ahead sq. leg. Georgia Wareham, the bowler, may do little to cease the runs. Even Gardner felt the complete power – and vary – of Harmanpreet’s sweep, one ball hit powerfully by means of midwicket, the following paddled deftly previous brief tremendous.

By now, Harmanpreet was in overdrive. She hit seven fours off successive balls to convey up a 22-ball half-century, the primary within the WPL. The well-known bat-swing was on present. The arrogance maybe by no means left. Glimpses of her T20I hundred, that ODI knock, or extra just lately the unbeaten 143 had been all on present. Sweeps, verify. Pulls, verify. Slices and scythes, verify. Courtesy her hitting and Amelia Kerr‘s ready help, Mumbai had been capable of rating 46 between overs 14 and 16 that gave them a launchpad.
All of Mumbai rose to applaud Harmanpreet when she lastly fell, slicing one to brief third off Rana within the seventeenth over, bringing the curtain down on an 89-run stand with Kerr off simply 42 balls. Kerr then stepped as much as lead the assault on the Giants as Mumbai added 41 off the following three overs to complete on 207 for five. Their whole of 207 for five was the joint-second highest throughout all main Girls’s T20 leagues (WBBL, Kia Tremendous League, The Hundred, Girls’s CPL, T20 Problem and now the WPL) behind Sydney Sixers’ 242 for 4 towards Melbourne Stars in 2017-18.
Very similar to that starry night time in 2008, the opposition on the receiving finish of a really astonishing T20 innings simply could not cope. It did not assist that their captain and top-scorer on the T20 World Cup ultimate, Beth Mooney, retired damage after seemingly injuring her knee earlier than the primary over of the chase was even finished. Giants had been 8 for 3 by the tip of the fourth over. Then 23 for 7 by the eighth over. And eventually bowled out within the sixteenth to lose by 143 runs.


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