Last Updated: March 06, 2023, 13:35 IST
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Daily Cricket News Updates: Another week begins with a super Monday that will witness an electrifying clash in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023. In match no. 4 of the tournament, Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians will square off against Smriti Mandhana’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on Monday evening.
Harmanpreet’s side had a blistering start to their campaign, defeating Gujarat Giants by a huge margin of 143 runs and shattering a plethora of women’s T20 records. The captain’s rollicking knock followed by Saika Ishaque’s sensational four-fer (4/11) led Mumbai Indians to a Read More
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Kaur’s historic fifty powered Mumbai Indians to an imposing 207 for five in 20 overs. Apart from Harmanpreet, Amelia Kerr (45 not out off 24) and Hayley Matthews (47 off 31) also played valuable knocks for MI.
Chasing a huge total, Gujarat batters had immense pressure on Gujarat and they crumbled under that. With Mooney getting injured in the first over, they were already staring down the barrel. Very soon Gujarat lost four wickets inside the powerplay which completely pushed them back. They couldn’t recover from there. Only two batters got into the double digits, with Dayalan Hemalatha being the top-scorer (29 off 23) for Giants.
On the other hand, Smriti’s RCB didn’t have the desired start in the season. A brilliant 162-run opening partnership off 87 balls between Shafali Verma and captain Meg Lanning followed by left-arm pacer Tara Norris becoming the first bowler to pick a five-fer in the inaugural Women’s Premier League propelled Delhi Capitals to a comprehensive 60-run win over RCB on Sunday.
While Shafali top-scored with 84 off 45 balls, including ten fours and two sixes, Meg was fantastic in her 72 off 43 balls, with 14 boundaries against her name. After the duo fell, Marizanne Kapp provided finishing fireworks with an unbeaten 39 off 17 balls, while Jemimah Rodrigues was not out on 22 off 15 balls for Delhi to post a massive 223/2.
In reply, Tara emerged as the chief architect of Bangalore’s collapse from 89/2 to 96/7. She ended up picking 5/29 in her four overs as Bangalore could make 163/8 in their 20 overs, giving Delhi their first victory of the competition.
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