On March 14, Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Gujarat Giants (GUJ) by an astounding margin of 55 runs in the 12th game of the 2023 Women's Premier League (WPL). MI captain Harmanpreet Kaur's game-winning half-century helped her team advance to the playoffs. They are currently atop the points standings after winning their last five games.
After Gujarat Giants won the toss, they decided to bowl first. The star bowler for the Giants, Ashleigh Gardner, struck out MI's opener Hayley Matthews for a duck. In the penultimate over, she later got rid of Harmanpreet and Amanjot Kaur with back-to-back balls. Sneh Rana, the Giants' replacement for the captain, Kim Garth, and Tanuja Kanwar each took one wicket as MI reached 162/8. Harmanpreet earlier took the lead for her team, striking 51 off 30 balls. In addition to the captain, Yastika Bhatia struck 44 (37), while Sciver-Brunt added a critical 36 (31), as the pair combined for a 74-run partnership for the second wicket.
In reply, Gujarat had a terrible start and were down to 34/3 at the end of the powerplay. By the halfway point, the Sneh Rana-led team was down to 48/5, rendering the match unbalanced. In the given 20 overs of the chase, the Gujarat Giants were restricted to 107/9. Hayley Matthews and Sciver each took three wickets for Mumbai, while Amelia Kerr and Issy Wong each grabbed two.