Women's Premier League 2023: In the first match (GUJ-W vs MI-W) of WPL 2023 being played in India, Mumbai Indians started the tournament with a bang by defeating Gujarat Giants by 143 runs. Batting first in the match, Mumbai Indians scored 207/5 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Gujarat Giants returned to the pavilion at a score of 64 in the 16th over.
Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women, 1st Match: Gujarat Giants won the toss and elected to bowl first. The team of Mumbai Indians, who came out to play first, got a shock in the beginning. Mumbai Indians opener Yastika Bhatia became the victim of Tanuja Kanwar by scoring 1 run.
After this Hayley Matthews played some big shots and shared a 54-run partnership for the second wicket with Natalie Seaver. Together they took the score to 69. Seaver played an inning of 23 runs in 18 balls.
Hayley Matthews (Haley Matthews) also became the victim of Ashley Gardner on 88 after scoring 47 runs only after Seaver was dismissed. Lady Pollard Hayley Matthews hit four lofty sixes and three fours in her innings.
After this, the fiery batting of Captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr was seen. Harmanpreet batted with a bang and played a historic inning of 65 runs with the help of 14 fours.
At the same time, Kerr remained unbeaten till the end and scored 45 runs in 24 balls to take the team's score beyond 200. Pooja Vastrakar also scored 15 runs in eight balls. Sneh Rana took two wickets for Gujarat Giants.
Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women, 1st Match
Chasing a big target, Gujarat Giants suffered a major setback in the very first over as skipper and opener Beth Mooney got injured and had to walk off the field. From here began the downfall of Gujarat's batting.
Ashley Gardner and Harleen Deol could not even open their accounts. The team lost 4 wickets in the powerplay itself and even after that the series of wickets continued. Only two batsmen were able to score double digits.
Dayalan Hemlata top-scored for Gujarat Giants with 29*, while Monika Patel scored 10 runs in the lower order. In this way, the team got reduced to a very small score. Saika Ishaq bowled brilliantly for Mumbai Indians and took four wickets.