In pursuit of a massive 208 against Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League tournament opener, Gujarat Giants’ chase got off to an inauspicious start as premier batter Beth Mooney had to leave the field after twisting her leg. Nat Sciver-Brunt dismissed Harleen Deol for a duck off a leading edge while Issy Wong delivered a huge blow by having Ashleigh Gardner caught at slip for nought. Sciver-Brunt added another to her tally by having Sabbhineni Meghana bowled while left-arm spinner Saika Ishaque picked up the wicket of Sutherland, leaving the Giants teetering at 17/4 at the end of the powerplay.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians skipper Harmanpreet Kaur set the tone for the inaugural edition of the WIPL, with a graceful 30-ball 65, which included 14 boundaries, as her side defeated Gujarat Giants by a thumping 143-run margin. Hayley Matthews and Amelia Kerr struck impressive 40s as MI posted a gigantic 207/5 on the board at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday, March 4. The Giants were no match to the might of the Indians, as they finished with 64, with Saika Ishaque bagging the first four-wicket haul of the WPL.
🔥 Pace that swung the momentum in favor of @mipaltan 💙#CheerTheW #TATAWPL #GGvMI | @Wongi95 @natsciver pic.twitter.com/3uKYsaofUE
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) March 4, 2023