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GG vs MI Highlights: Harmanpreet Kaur shines as Mumbai Indians thrash Gujarat Giants by 143 runs in WPL opener | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians on Saturday began the inaugural Girls’s Premier League (WPL) in model, thrashing Gujarat Giants by 143 runs within the match opener at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
The Mumbai skipper scored the primary half-century of the brand new league as her 30-ball 65 blitzkrieg powered her group to an enormous 207 for five after being despatched in to bat first by her counterpart, Gujarat captain Beth Mooney.
Because it occurred: Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians
Mumbai bowlers then ended Gujarat’s innings within the sixteenth over, lowering them to 64/9 in 15.1 overs to register an enormous victory. Saika Ishaque (4 for 11) was the wrecker-in-chief for the Mumbai aspect, with Nat Sciver-Brunt (2/5) and Amelia Kerr (2/12) taking two wickets every.
Gujarat captain Mooney suffered an damage within the first over and retired harm after preliminary checkup on the sector, and couldn’t return to bat once more.
Harmanpreet smashed 14 fours and scored her runs at a powerful strike charge of 216.67. Hayley Matthews (47) and Amelia Kerr (45 not out) additionally contributed handsomely for the Mumbai franchise.

Gujarat’s run chase began on a worst attainable be aware as Mooney retired harm within the first over itself. Two balls later, No.3 batter Harleen Deol was dismissed for naught by Nat Sciver-Brunt. So, Gujarat just about misplaced two wickets within the first over of their chase.
Gujarat have been quickly diminished to five for 3 in 2.3 overs after dropping two extra wickets within the subsequent two overs, and it become 23/7 inside eight overs fairly quickly.
Dayalan Hemalatha (29 not out) delayed the inevitable by including 26 runs for the eighth wicket with Mansi Joshi (6) and 15 runs for the ninth wicket with Monica Patel (10). However they have been already down and out by then.

India and Mumbai captain Kaur added 89 runs from simply 42 balls with New Zealand’s Kerr (45* from 24 balls, 6x4s, 1×6) after Matthews offered the preliminary fireworks.
Kaur’s innings was straight out of textbook for all of the home gamers watching in her group, competitors and past. She discovered gaps at will, linked the ball completely, and didn’t give a single likelihood to the opposition bowlers to capitalise.
However earlier than Kaur’s onslaught, it was the aggressive West Indies batter Matthews who seemed set to attain the primary fifty of the match however sadly fell simply three runs brief.
Matthews smoked 4 sixes and three fours to make 47 from 31 balls and added 54 runs for the second wicket with Nat Sciver-Brunt, an affiliation that laid the platform for a powerful first-innings whole for the successful aspect.

England star Sciver-Brunt was in her parts on Saturday night time as after smoking 5 fours for her 18-ball 23, she returned a gap spell of 2-0-5-2 that helped derail the Gujarat Giants off the monitor.
It was definitely a forgettable first outing for Gujarat Giants who didn’t have a lot to cheer about. After their bowlers have been hammered everywhere in the park for a grand whole of 31 fours and 6 sixes by the Mumbai Indians, the wheels got here off fully for them..
With the pounding acquired within the first half of the sport, the issues turned worse for the Gujarat Giants as quickly as their chase started.
Within the first over, Gujarat Giants’ captain and arguably the perfect batter within the aspect, Mooney retired harm after going through solely her third ball. She is believed to have injured her left knee after making just a few paces for a run however deciding in opposition to it.
On the ultimate supply, Nat Sciver-Brunt drew the primary blood getting Harleen Deol caught at deep third man for a two-ball duck.


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The England participant returned within the third over to harm Gujarat Giants additional, this time cleansing up opening batter Sabbhineni Meghana for a 4-ball 2.
However earlier than they misplaced Meghana, Gujarat Giants had suffered an enormous blow within the type of Ashleigh Gardner, with Hayley Matthews taking a pointy catch on the first slip off the right-arm pacer Issy Wong to stroll again for a golden duck.
Saika Ishaque eliminated Annabel Sutherland (6) within the fifth over, and returned within the seventh over of the innings to scrub up Georgia Wareham (8), benefiting from the strain created by the spectacular right-arm seamer Wong from the opposite finish, who gave no room for scoring in her first spell (3-0-7-1).
The left-arm orthodox spinner Saika returned with 3.1-1-11-4.
The pair of Dayalan Hemlatha (29 not out) and Mansi Joshi (6) did their finest to delay the inevitable, however Mumbai Indians accomplished the win with 29 balls to spare.
Earlier within the sport, Gujarat Giants’ skipper Mooney determined to take up wicketkeeping duties — one thing which she hasn’t completed frequently in her profession — and invited Mumbai Indians to bat after successful the toss.
Mooney’s aspect made loads of errors within the subject, with the bowlers straying down the leg aspect as a rule within the first half and fielding poorly, which in a means highlighted the shortage of time and alternative that the WPL groups have gotten within the lead-up to the match.
However earlier than all of that, WPL started with the acquainted razzmatazz of a glittering opening ceremony that includes Bollywood actresses Kiara Advani and Kirti Sanon, who carried out alongside singer AP Dhillon and the night sky was lit up by spectacular fireworks.
(With Inputs from PTI)



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