Sciver-Brunt warns unbeaten Mumbai against complacency in WPL | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Nat Sciver-Brunt warned his unbeaten Mumbai Indians against complacency after becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs of the first Women’s Premier League.
The versatile England hit 36 ​​from 31, then took 3-21 as Mumbai crushed Gujarat Giants by 55 carries for a fifth victory out of five in the Twenty20 tournament.
“We just try to be consistent. We have players who take wickets and score well,” said Sciver-Brunt, Mumbai’s top scorer.
“We just don’t want to be complacent. We’re doing well, playing with heart and having fun,” the 30-year-old added.
Mumbai tops the ranking WPL and guaranteed to finish in the top three.
Sciver-Brunt’s 182 runs in five rounds make her the WPL’s fourth-highest scorer behind Australian trio Meg Lanning of the Delhi Capitals, Ellyse Perry of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and UP Warriorz skipper Alyssa Healy.
Batting, Mumbai went 162-8 against Gujarat on Tuesday with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur hitting a quickfire 51 in his third WPL half-century.
In response, Gujarat were held to 107-9, rushing to their fourth defeat in five games.
“I think the credit goes to all the support staff and his teammates,” said Kaur, who was named Player of the Game.
“They’ve done so much hard work and the way we play, we want to continue that approach.”
The WPL has five teams and is the second most lucrative national women’s sports competition in the world after American professional basketball.
The league stage ends on March 21 and the team that finishes first will advance directly to the final on March 26 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Teams that finish second and third in the league will play a playoff on March 24 for a spot in the decider.
Delhi is currently second in the table and UP Warriorz third.


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