Commentary: Mumbai Indians Women Vs Gujarat Giants, 12th Match

Mumbai Indians Women vs Gujarat Giants, 12th Match

Mumbai Indians Women won by 55 runs

MIW - 162/8 (20)
GGT - 107/9 (20)

CRR:  5.35

Player of the Match


That's all for now. Tomorrow we have UP v RCB. Is tomorrow the night when RCB fans' dreams come true - to win a game this season. Or will it be more woe? Rest assured we will be there no matter what. Till then sleep tight and we will see you tomorrow. Good night.

Harmanpreet Kaur | MIW captain and Player of the Match: Credit goes to all the support staff and team-mates. The way we have been playing, we want to continue. We are so positive and they always want to do well for the team. When we got this team, I was really happy, they were doing well for the country and now they will do the same for MI. The positivity is giving all the results. When we played last game on this wicket, initially you are not going to get runs. Once you get settled you will get runs. That's what I did today. Whatever which is giving results is what I'm doing. Sometimes you have to see the boundary dimensions as well. The leg-side is short and a medium-pacer was bowling and that's why I went and the last-over anyway you need to go, but this was the longer boundary and I could not clear.

Nat Sciver-Brunt: No. We have already qualified? Amazing! Every side has their strengths but we are in form. I'm, I'm enjoying it, I did not get the ball to swing as much tonight, maybe it's the dew. The dew is finally here, it's good to open the bowling and put the pressure from the start. The wickets will be a bit slow from now on then, getting used to it will be a little tricky, but it was good to post a total. We are trying to be consistent. Try and take each game as it comes. Not to be too complacent. We are playing from our heart and enjoying ourselves. It's a different surface, the seam bowlers seem to be getting wickets. We will see when we get there [on the surface at DY Patil Stadium].

Sneh Rana | Gujarat captain: I am proud of the girls for restricting MI to 162, it was a good start, but unfortunately we couldn't get there. It was a chaseable score. Definitely, batters need to focus right through, need to build at least two partnerships, Harleen was fantastic today in the field, she took a catch and effected a run-out. We will definitely work on our batting.

23:02 Local Time, 17:32 GMT, 23:02 IST: Easy win for MIW who look unstoppable. They become the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Also they become the first side to defend a total less than 200 in this tournament. Nat Sciver-Brunt set her side off with a dream start trapping Dunkley LBW first ball and from there, MIW never stepped back. Wickets fell at regular intervals and when Ash Gardner outside-edged one to be well-taken at cover-point, it was all over as a contest. From then on the game was just meandering as both sides played out a predictable conclusion. MIW look a very strong outfit and have the batting and bowling covered. Their fielding too was excellent tonight apart from the one blemish on the field from Kalita when she allowed a four to slip away. Gujarat were never in the chase and have a lot of work to do. Stay tuned for the presentation...

GGT: 107-9 after 20 overs

19.6 Saika Ishaque to Sushma Verma, no run, all over. MIW have won 5 in a row. The last ball is a length delivery outside off, cut to backward point

19.5 Saika Ishaque to Mansi Joshi, 1 run, drifts into middle-stump, Mansi Joshi just about gets the bat to turn it to deep mid-wicket

19.4 Saika Ishaque to Mansi Joshi, no run, tossed up on off, Mansi Joshi with a forward defence

19.3 Saika Ishaque to Mansi Joshi, no run, the arm-ball and skids on to off-stump, Mansi Joshi makes room and cuts to point, was a dangerous shot but she got bat on it

19.2 Saika Ishaque to Sushma Verma, 1 run, slower outside off, Sushma Verma pushes to extra-cover and Kaur takes it easy, allows the easy single

19.1 Saika Ishaque to Sushma Verma, no run, was a wide had Sushma Verma left it outside off, reaches for it and toe-ends the cut to cover

Saika Ishaque [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

GGT: 105-9 after 19 overs

18.6 Wong to Mansi Joshi, no run, good yorker on leg-stump, at pace, dug out

18.5 Wong to Mansi Joshi, FOUR, the back of the hand slower ball outside off, Mansi Joshi reaches for it and cuts between point and cover-point, no dive and it keeps running away, Matthews dives but ends up pushing the ball into the cushions

18.4 Wong to Sushma Verma, 1 run, short outside off, Sushma Verma pulls to deep mid-wicket

18.3 Wong to Mansi Joshi, 1 run, back of a length on off, Mansi Joshi pulls hard and straight to deep mid-wicket

18.2 Wong to Mansi Joshi, no run, another slower ball on a good length outside off, punched to cover

18.1 Wong to Sushma Verma, 1 run, back of the hand slower ball outside off, swatted to long-on

Issy Wong [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

GGT: 98-9 after 18 overs

17.6 Matthews to Sushma Verma, 1 run, length offbreak on off, Sushma Verma sweeps to deep mid-wicket