Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants’ Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 opening match ended up being a complete rout as Harmanpreet Kaur’s team crushed their opponents by a staggering 143 runs. Aakash Chopra, a former Indian cricketer, praised the captain of the Mumbai Indians for her daring 65 off just 30 deliveries.
Mumbai Indians didn’t get off to the best of starts as Yastika Bhatia was out following a slow innings in the third over of the game. Gujarat Giants, however, were unable to build off their strong start as Mumbai’s star-studded middle order excelled in the first game of the season.
Mumbai Indians moved into overdrive in the final ten overs because to the strong partnership of Hayley Matthews and Nat Sciver-Brunt, who helped to steady the ship for their side.Harmanpreet Kaur’s exuberant 50 minutes. In her searing performance, the Indian captain displayed a masterpiece in batting, smashing 14 boundaries.
Gujarat got off to an incredible start when they dismissed Yastika Bhatia right away, but after that, because to the performance of Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur, she put on an exhibition of fours. A cut above the rest. The ball was being petted by her. She was making fours by pushing the ball into spaces. She was outstanding in every way. She demonstrated why she is among the best T20 batsmen in the world. She performed well on sweeps and cuts, and her driving was outstanding, according to Chopra in a video posted on his YouTube account.
Aakash Chopra Harmanpreet’s removal in the seventeenth over gave Gujarat a little reprieve, but it was an absolute annihilation.Giants as Amelia Kerr took over from her captain in the closing stages of the innings, slamming 45 runs off just 24 deliveries to lead her team to a massive score of 207 runs after their 20 overs.
Gujarat’s response got off to the worst possible start as crucial skipper Beth Mooney had to leave the field in the first over of the chase due to an injury. Similar to their batting performance, the Mumbai Indians dominated their opponents, dismissing them for a pitiful 64 runs. Saika Ishaque, a left-arm spinner who returned with impressive bowling numbers of 4/11, received appreciation from Aakash Chopra for her efforts.
Amelia Kerr, a phenomenal all-arounder from New Zealand, also batted brilliantly and led the side to a score of 207. WhenThey advise a strong start because you are chasing 207. The worst possible beginning was when Beth Mooney was hurt. The wickets continued to fall one after another. Having arrived, Saika Ishaque took four wickets. The hitters entered and exited the field. For being a duck, Ashleigh Gardner was fired. It was a complete annihilation,” continued Chopra.