Twitter reactions: Sizzling bowling show from Amelia Kerr and Shabnim Ismail lead Mumbai Indians to win over Gujarat Giants in WPL 2024

In the third match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the clash between Gujarat Giants Women and Mumbai Indians Women unfolded with great anticipation. The low-scoring contest entertained fans with thrill where Mumbai eventually won the contest by 5 wickets.

Amelia Kerr, Shabnim Ismail sizzle with impressive bowling performance

Mumbai Indians Women won the toss and elected to bowl first, a decision that set the stage for a riveting encounter. Gujarat Giants Women took to the crease, posting a total of 126/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Beth Mooney provided a solid start with 24 runs off 22 balls, while contributions from players like Kathryn Bryce (25 runs off 24 balls) and Tanuja Kanwar (28 runs off 21 balls) bolstered their innings.

However, disciplined bowling from Mumbai Indians Women, particularly Shabnim Ismail (3 wickets for 18 runs) and Amelia Kerr (4 wickets for 17 runs), restricted Gujarat Giants Women from reaching a formidable total.

Harmanpreet Kaur guides Mumbai over the finish line

In response, Mumbai Indians Women chased down the target with five wickets in hand and 11 balls to spare, finishing at 129/5 in 18.1 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur led the charge with a commanding 46 runs off 41 balls, supported by valuable contributions from Natalie Sciver (22 runs off 18 balls) and Amelia (31 runs off 25 balls). Despite some resistance from the Gujarat Giants Women bowlers, Mumbai Indians Women showcased determination and composure to secure the victory.

The bowlers from both sides displayed commendable efforts, with Mumbai Indians Women’s bowling attack led by Shabnim and Amelia  proving to be decisive in restricting Gujarat Giants Women’s total. On the other hand, Gujarat Giants Women’s bowlers, including Tanuja and Kathryn, put up a spirited performance but fell short in defending their target against a determined Mumbai Indians Women’s batting lineup.

In the end, it was Mumbai Indians Women who emerged victorious, clinching the match by five wickets. Their well-rounded performance with both bat and ball ensured a thrilling start to their campaign in the WPL 2024, setting the tone for an exciting season ahead.

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