Harmanpreet Kaur slams 95 as Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Giants to qualify for playoffs

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur hammered a brutal 95 not out as Mumbai Indians came back roaring in their Women's Premier League game to defeat Gujarat Giants by seven wickets in Delhi on Saturday.

Chasing 191 to win, Mumbai Indians finished at 191/3 in 19.5 overs. Mumbai Indians were given a strong start by wicketkeeper-batter Yastika Bhatia, who clobbered eight fours and a six to make 49 from 36 balls

Earlier, dynamic fifties by skipper Beth Mooneym (66) and D Hemalatha (74) propelled Gujarat Giants to a competitive 190 for seven.

The introduction pacer Pooja Vastrakar prompted Beth Mooney to take her batting to another level as two scoops behind wicketkeeper gave her as many maximums.

Beth Mooney reached her fifty in 27 balls and minutes later Hemalatha too crossed the mark off 28 balls as the Giants moved ahead in a brisk clip.

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But the dismissal of Beth Mooney in the 14th over, right after the Strategic Time Out, applied breaks on Gujarat scoring. D Hemalatha soon fell to Ismail as the Gujarat side lost four wickets while adding 28 runs but they have already reached a good position.