Mumbai Indians’ Captain Harmanpreet Kaur Smashes First Fifty of Women’s Premier League

Last Updated: March 04, 2023, 21:29 IST

WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians' skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (BCCI)

WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians’ skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (BCCI)

Harmanpreet Kaur reached her half-century in just 22 balls, the first fifty of the Women’s Premier League

Harmanpreet Kaur smashed the first fifty of the Women’s Premier League in the opening clash of the WPL between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.

The MI captain reached the landmark in just 22 balls and hit eleven boundaries.

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She was dismissed by Sneh Rana as she tried to hit another ball to the boundary but ended up sending it straight to Dayalan Hemalatha. She walked back to the dressing room having scored 65 runs from just 30 balls and having hit 14 boundaries.

Earlier, Hayley Matthews smashed the first six as well as the first four of the WPL, with Tanuja Kanwar picking up the first wicket of the tournament.

At the toss, Harmanpreet Kaur had said that she is looking forward to the youngsters in her team and how they fare.

“It’s a special day for all of us, want to enjoy this moment. This is a good wicket to bat on, but there will be something in it for the bowlers as well. We have some young players who’ll be featuring today and we’re looking forward to seeing how they play,” Harmanpreet said at the toss.

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