MI vs GG: The first match of the Women’s Premier League was played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants. In this match, Mumbai Indians, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, defeated Gujarat Giants by a huge margin of 143 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur scored a brilliant half-century for Mumbai Indians, who won the match unilaterally. In this match, Gujarat captain Beth Mooney won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, the Mumbai Indians team scored 207 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. In response, the Gujarat team got all out for only 64 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur had an important contribution in Mumbai’s victory. Harmanpreet Kaur scored 65 runs in just 30 balls at a strike rate of 216.67 in this match. During this, he also hit 14 fours. He was also adjudged player of the match for this innings.
How was MI’s innings
Coming out to bat in the first match of WPL 2023, Mumbai Indians got off to a bad start as they lost their first wicket for just 15 runs. At the same time, the team had scored 77 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in 10 overs. After this a storm named Harmanpreet Kaur came on the field. Who thrashed all the bowlers from Gujraj Giants. After his innings, the Mumbai team scored 207 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Apart from Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Mathews scored 47 and Amelia Kar scored 45 runs for Mumbai.
MI bowlers also did wonders
The Mumbai Indians team dominated the Gujarat Giants right from the start of the match. Barring only two batsmen in the second innings of the match, none of the Gujarat batsmen could score more than 10 runs. Four batsmen of the team returned to the pavilion on a duck and in the end the Gujarat team could score only 64 runs. Apart from the defeat in the match, the Gujarat team has suffered another major setback. Team captain Beth Mooney left the field due to injury. After which she did not return to the field again. Saika Ishaq took 4 wickets from Mumbai side.
Harmanpreet Kaur created history
In this match played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants, Harmanpreet Kaur created history with her innings. Harmanpreet Kaur made a great record in this match as soon as she scored a half-century. She has become the first player to score a fifty in the Women’s Premier League. Harmanpreet Kaur batted at a strike rate of 216.67 in this match. His innings registered his name on the pages of history. During this innings, he hit shots in every corner of the stadium.