Twitter reacts to Harmanpreet Kaur’s Hurricane knock against Gujarat Giants

Harmanpreet Kaur’s heroics with the bat power the Mumbai Indians in the playoffs GG Vs MI Twitter reactions.

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur led from the front with the bat, steering the high-scoring run chase for Mumbai Indians as they comfortably got over the line by seven wickets and one ball to spare against Gujarat Giants. Courtesy of their comprehensive victory, Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the playoffs.

The Gujarat Giants skipper Beth Mooney won the toss and opted to bat first. Gujarat Giants got off to a steady start before losing the wicket of Laura Wolvaardt.

Here are some Twitter reactions on Harmanpreet Kaur’s Hurricane innings-

Dayalan Hemalatha led a sensational recovery alongside skipper Beth Mooney with a 121-run 2nd wicket partnership, registering the highest-ever 2nd wicket partnership in the history of WPL. The Giants suffered a horrible collapse as they lost their next five wickets for just 51 runs. They eventually ended up with a total of 190/7 in their quota of overs.

Dayalan Hemalatha (74 off 40 balls), skipper Beth Mooney (66 off 35 balls), and Bharti Fulmali (21 off 13 balls) were the top performers with the bat for Gujarat Giants. Saika Ishaque (4-0-31-2), Shabnim Ismail (4-0-30-1), and Hayley Matthews (3-0-22-1) were the top performers with the ball for the Mumbai Indians.

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Chasing a target of 191, Mumbai Indians got off to a good start with a 50-run opening partnership between Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia. Tanuja Kanwer picked up the wicket of Hayley Matthews to provide the first breakthrough for Gujarat Giants. At 98/3 after the departure of wicket-keeper batter Yastika Bhatia, falling just one run short of her well-deserved half-century, Amelia Kerr joined skipper Harmanpreet Kaur at the crease. 93 runs were needed off 39 balls with a required rate touching down at 14 runs per over.

The duo steered the run chase for Mumbai Indians. Amelia Kerr played 2nd fiddle to skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and a counter-attack from skipper Harmanpreet Kaur sealed the run chase for Mumbai Indians with seven wickets in hand and one ball to spare, acing the highest-ever run chase in the history of the Women’s Premier League.

Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (95 off 48 balls), and wicket-keeper batter Yastika Bhatia (49 off 36 balls) were the top performers with the bat for Mumbai Indians.

An unusual moment occurred which forced a hold-up in play ahead of the last couple of overs in the run chase as the sprinklers came on in the outfield near the boundary cushions.

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Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was awarded the Player of the Match for her sensational match-winning innings (95 off 48 balls) with the bat, falling just five runs short of her well-deserved century. She registered the highest individual score by an Indian in the history of the Women’s Premier League.

She is placed third on the list of overall, highest individual scores alongside Sophie Devine (99 off 36 balls) Vs Gujarat Giants, Alyssa Healy (96* off 47 balls) Vs RCB, and Harmanpreet Kaur (95* off 48 balls) Vs Gujarat Giants.

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