WPL: In the 12th match of today’s Women’s Premier League, the Indian team from Mumbai defeated the Gujarat giants by 55 runs. The Mumbai team has its fifth win in a row and is at the top of the points table. On the other hand, Gujarat has won only one of five matches. Batting first in this match, Mumbai put 162 runs on the board after losing 8 wickets. In response, the Gujarat team were able to score just 107 runs after losing 9 wickets. Mumbai captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s performance in this match has been excellent.
Mumbai won with the strength of Harmanpreet
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s half-century, followed by a brilliant performance from the bowlers, helped the Mumbai Indians beat the Gujarat giants by 55 runs and cement their position at the top of the points table with their fifth victory in five games. With this victory, Mumbai also confirmed their place in the playoffs, while they still have three more games to play. The team has 10 points in five games. The Gujarat team is in the fourth position among the five teams with two points from five matches. Chasing Mumbai’s target of 163, the Gujarat team was never able to run in front of the strong pitching of Nat Seaver Brunt (3/21), Hayley Mathews (3/23) and Amelia Kerr (2/18). achieve and was only able to score 107 runs from nine wickets.
Gujarat batting didn’t work out
For Gujarat, only Harleen Deol (22) and captain Sneh Rana (20) could touch the 20-run mark. Aside from Harmanpreet’s half-century (51 runs off 30 balls, 7 fours, 2 sixes), Mumbai scored 162 for 8 wickets with excellent innings from initial batsman Yastika Bhatia (44) and Seaver Brunt (36). Harmanpreet added 51 runs for the fourth wicket with Amelia Kar (19) to increase the run rate in the final over. Yestika and Seaver Brunt had previously established a strong platform for the team by adding 74 runs for the second wicket. Chasing the goal, Gujarat lost the wicket of Sophia Dunkley (0) on the first ball, who was disallowed by Sciver Brunt.
Leadoff hitters S Meghna (16) and Harleen Deol (22) powered the innings by hitting some good shots. Hayley Mathews, however, dismissed Meghna and Annabel Sutherland (0) in the sixth over to reduce Gujarat’s score to 34 for three in the powerplay. Isi Wong then dismissed Harleen while Amelia Kar sent Ashley Gardner (08) to the pavilion. At this time, Gujarat’s score was 48 out of five in the tenth.
50 runs scored in the 11 over
Gujarat’s half-century of runs was completed in the 11th. Dylan Hemlata (06) also returned to the pavilion giving Wong a catch in an attempt to play a big hit on Amelia’s ball. Sneh hit Sewer Brunt for two straight fours but got caught in the leg earlier on the next ball. Gujarat needed 77 runs to win in the last five overs and the team stayed a long way from this score.