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Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants Highlights: MI seal playoff berth with large win over Gujarat | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians turned the primary group to qualify for the playoffs as they stored their unbeaten document intact with a snug 55-run victory over Gujarat Giants of their reverse fixture within the Girls’s Premier League at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Driving on skipper Harmanpreet Kaur‘s 51 adopted by an excellent bowling efficiency, Mumbai once more outplayed Gujarat in all departments to document fifth victory on the trot. Mumbai decimated Gujarat by 143 runs within the event opener on March 4.
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Mumbai did nicely to placed on 162 runs on the board after they misplaced Nat Sciver-Brunt (36) and Yastika Bhatia (44) in fast succession. However Harmanpreet led Mumbai from the entrance along with her 51-run stand with Amelia Kerr (19) to revive Mumbai Indians’ cost.
Sciver-Brunt additionally shone with the ball as she removed the damaging Sophia Dunkley first ball that opened the floodgates and Gujarat by no means recovered as they misplaced wickets at common intervals.
Hayley Matthews acquired the ball to show lots and picked up three wickets as nicely. Kerr additionally chipped in with a few wickets handy Mumbai a straightforward victory.

Gujarat Giants, who stuttered to a fourth loss in 5 matches and remained on the penultimate spot within the five-team factors desk, made 107/9 in 20 overs chasing 163 on a pitch that had one thing for all events.
Whereas every of Mumbai’s abroad bowlers have been amongst wickets, India’s uncapped Saika Ishaque remained wicketless in her 4-0-20-0.
Mumbai Indians appeared regular however unsure of a powerful complete on the midway mark of their innings after being requested to bat first, having scored 64 for one in 10 overs.

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Nevertheless, captain Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a 30-ball 51 laced with seven fours and two sixes, her blitz powering Mumbai Indians to a difficult 162/8.
After a sedate first half, Mumbai Indians went the aggressive route so as to add 98 runs within the final 10 overs.
Within the second half, Mumbai Indians made a terrific begin with Sciver-Brunt placing on the primary ball, trapping the in-form Sophie Dunkley, who had struck 65 in her final outing at this venue.
Sabbhineni Meghana confirmed preliminary promise with some cracking boundaries, however perished for 16 off Hayley Matthews within the sixth over after a quick 21-run stand with Harleen Deol.
Matthews struck once more three balls later, eradicating Annabel Sutherland for a four-ball duck to depart Gujarat tottering at 34/3 on the finish of the powerplay.
With that, Matthews (9) moved as much as the second spot within the record of bowlers with probably the most wickets, surpassing Delhi Capitals’ Shikha Pandey (8) and Sophie Ecclestone (8) of the UP Warriorz.
Gujarat Giants not solely struggled to get off the blocks but additionally misplaced wickets in heaps. After Isabelle Wong trapped Harleen Deol (22) leg-before earlier than the primary strategic break, Ashleigh Gardner (8) was dismissed proper after resumption by Kerr, who additionally accounted for Dayalan Hemlatha (6).
Among the many vibrant spots for Gujarat Giants was captain Sneh Rana’s spell of 4-0-17-1 and a 19-ball 20 which helped stem the autumn of wickets for a short time.
Kaur misplaced her fourth toss on the trot in WPL as Gujarat Giants captain Sneh Rana elected to area whereas making two modifications. Laura Wolvaardt and Georgia Wareham made approach for Dunkley and Sutherland, whereas Mumbai Indians remained unchanged.
(With PTI Inputs)



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