Mumbai Indians kicked off WPL 2023 strong as the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side just went on a rampage Directed by Beth Mooney The Gujarat Titans side defeated them by 143 runs in the season opener.
After being invited to bat first, Harmanpreet Kaur led the charge from the front as the captain scored a brilliant 65-run strike as her side posted a massive 207 runs on the board at the end of the designated 20 overs.
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Mumbai were extremely tight with their bowling as they brought Gujarat to their knees on the power play. Saika Ishaque dominated with the ball as the Indian bowler picked up 4 wickets in the innings, helping her side restrict the opposition to just 64 runs in 15.1 overs to clinch the big win.
WPL 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur credits bowling unit for sensational win
After the match, Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Mumbai Indians, spoke to the announcers during the post-match introduction and praised her team for a perfectly well-executed performance.
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“It was a brilliant start. a dream come true. whatever we were doing was in our favor. We kept things simple and told everyone to go and play their natural game, being there and expressing themselves and supporting their skills.”
“I will look at the ball and I will back myself. Do not think too much and react to the situation. It worked my way. We knew it was a very good batting wicket, we discussed that if we hit the right area it won’t be easy and that’s what the players executed to perfection. We want to continue the way we started.”
Mumbai Indians will be on cloud nine after their huge win over Gujarat Giants and will be looking to carry the momentum into their next match when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next game on March 6.
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