The Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur has lit up the Women's Premier League as she smashed seven consecutive boundaries against the Gujarat Giants in the opening game. In a watershed moment for Women's Cricket, the inaugural WPL kicked off at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
In the opening game, Mumbai Indians got off to a decent start before Harmanpreet Kaur came into bat. The Indian captain got down to business quickly. As Kaur continued her big-hitting form, she smashed seven consecutive fours against Monica Patel and Ashleigh Gardner. She hit four boundaries in Patel's over, before adding three more against the Australian all-rounder. Kaur ended her blistering knock on 65 in 30 balls with 14 boundaries.
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Talking about the Mumbai Indians innings, Kaur, Hayley Williams and Amelia Kerr also batted incredibly well. Williams scored a crucial 47 in 31 balls while Sciver-Brunt batted with her to build a foundation on which Kaur went ballistic. While Kerr scored an important 45 in just 24 balls as she supported Harmanpreet in her knock.
Addressing the first-innings performance, Hayley Williams spoke about the team stuck to their plan and executed it to perfection. She said, "It was a really good wicket, the ball is coming on well and you can play some good cricket shots. It was one of those days when everything came out well. We wanted to get above 160-180, so happy with the score, time for the bowlers to go out there and do the job. Not really (when asked if there was any dew), we have some good plans as a spinner, need to be accurate and keep the run-rate going up."
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