Watch: Harmanpreet Kaur On Fire, beat first half-century at WPL 2023
Harmanpreet Kaur On Fire: Harmanpreet Kaur marked the first half-century of the Women’s Premier League by guiding the Mumbai Indians to an all-out win over the Gujarat Giants.
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur helped the Mumbai Indians to an impressive 207/5 win with a stunning half-century-long match against the Gujarat Giants as the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) took place in a tight house packed on Saturdays. Opening with a grand opening ceremony at DY Patil Stadium.
Kaur lit up the competition with a convincing 65 on just 30 balls (14×4), helping the Gujarat Giants take down and make his name in the history books. Right-hander Kaur added 89 quick runs for a fourth racquet with New Zealander Amelia Kerr completing a quick 45 from just 24 balls in six innings and sixs. The Mumbai Indians scored 62 runs on the last 30 balls of their inning for a total of over 200 in the first inning of the tournament.
The Gujarat giants committed a number of fouls on the field, including performing multiple foot serves, after winning a coin toss and choosing to play on the court. Kaur, who started with a round against Sneh Rana in the 11th round, had two more rounds against Georgia Wareham in the 12th round and did the same for Annabel Sutherland on the next course.
However, it was not until the 15th round that Kaur really showed his class, knocking out young left-handed tailor Monica Patel four rounds in a row to make 21 forehand runs, this was the most expensive turn of the game. the innings.
Despite losing an early racquet in the form of Yastika Bhatia (1), the Mumbai Indians remained aggressive with the stick, with West Indies’ Hayley Matthews providing the initial fireworks in his 54 runs for the racquet. second with Nat Sciver-Brunt (23) to establish a solid foundation.
Nat Sciver-Brunt and Matthews jumped at any scoring opportunity, which they got a lot from the Gujarat pitchers who were stubborn with their lines. When right-hander Sciver-Brunt fired 23 shots from 18 balls, including five fours, it was Matthews who scored the first in the early stages of the game.
Matthews, who started six and four against Mansi Joshi in the second round, faced Annabel Sutherland when she hit a couple of sixs from the Australian right-wing pitcher in the eighth round.The 54-point second racket position was eventually broken by Georgia Wareham in ninth, who had Sciver-Brunt caught midway by Sneh Rana.
Soon after, Matthews’ mission for the first half-century of the WPL was ended by Gardner, whose Gujarat captain Beth Mooney put on the offensive to control the flow after a strategic breakthrough.After being penalized for a four-passed ball, Gardner made her third breakthrough when she had one to turn right-handed Matthews. The hitter misses the connection with the ball causing her stump to break.
Right-handed Caribbean player Matthews hit 31 47 balls, sprinkled with four sixs and three fours.India’s Tanuja Kanwar gave the Gujarat Giants their first foray in the third inning, with Yastika Bhatia – who managed to break out of the blocks – hitting a ball straight into the hand of Georgia Wareham.