Mumbai Indians maintained their unbeaten streak in the inaugural Women’s Premier League after claiming a huge 55-run win over Gujarat Giants that made them the first team to reach the playoffs. Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored 65 when the two teams last met, stroked a fifty once again before the bowlers clicked in unison to enable MI to their fifth straight win in the competition.
Wickets kept tumbling as Mumbai Indians took control of the contest quite early into the second innings. 34/3 quickly became 48/4 when Issy Wong opened her column with Harleen Deol’s wicket. Amelia Kerr joined the party as Gujarat Giants found themselves reeling at 49/5 at the halfway mark.
Dayalan Hemalatha was the next to depart as she gifted Amelia Kerr her second wicket and Sneh Rana was trapped leg-before-wicket the very next ball after fetching back-to-back boundaries off Nat Sciver. Needing 77 runs from the final five overs with just three wickets in hand proved to be too tough an ask for Gujarat Giants in the end.
5️⃣ in 5️⃣! 👏 🙌
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