Harmanpreet Kaur fires first half-century of inaugural WPL | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur pitched a sizzling 30-ball 65, becoming the first batter to score a half-century in the first Women’s Premier League match at Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
During the opening of the tournament against Gujarat GiantsHarman’s blitz came at a 216.67 strike rate and was interleaved 14 limits.
Harman reached his fifty balls on just 22 balls in Ashleigh Gardner’s 16th inning.
Taking the Giants bowlers to the cleaners, Harman’s assault propelled Mumbai to 207 for 5 in Game 1 at DY Patil Stadium.

Along with Harman, Kiwi batter Amelia Kerr also smoked an undefeated 24-ball 45. Flyhalf Hayley Matthews also scored a quick 31-ball 47.
Earlier, Giants skipper Beth Mooney won the toss and opted to play first.
Sneh Rana picked up a few wickets while Georgia Wareham, Tanuja Kanwar and Gardner each grabbed a wicket for the Giants.


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