1st Half Century of WPL, Harmanpreet Kumar: The first match of Women’s Premier League is going on between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants. The match is being played at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur played a brilliant innings with 65 runs off 30 balls with the help of 14 fours. His strike rate in this innings is 216.67. Harmanpreet Kaur became the first player to score a half-century in Women’s Premier League history. In this match, Gujarat Giants won the toss and chose to bowl first.
This bowler got the first wicket in this tournament
Gujarat Giants bowler Tanuja Kanwar took the first wicket in this match. He made Yastika Bhatia the opening batsman for the opposition’s walk. Yastika takes 1 run and reaches the pavilion. Yastika became the first batsman to get out in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians crossed the 200 run mark
Mumbai Indians crossed the 200-run mark in the first match of the Women’s Premier League. Batting first, Mumbai scored 207 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Along with captain Harmanpreet Kaur, opener Hayley Mathews scored 47 runs off 31 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes.
Middle order batsman Amelia Kerr scored 45 runs off 24 balls at a strike rate of 187.50. His innings had a total of 6 fours and a six. Apart from this, Nat Saver Brunt scored 23 runs in 18 balls, Pooja Vastrakar scored 15 runs in 8 balls, Issy Wang scored 6 runs in 1 ball and Yastika Bhatia scored 1 run in 8 balls.
Playing XI of two such teams
Mumbai Indians- Hayley Mathews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nat Sever Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Issy Wang, Jintimani Kalita and Sayka Ishaq.
Gujarat Joint- Ath Mooney (c & wk), Sabbineni Meghna, Harleen Deol, Ashley Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Dayalan Hemlatha, Georgia Wareham, Sneha Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel, Mansi Joshi.