WPL 2023: Hayley Matthews & Nat Sciver-Brunt lead Mumbai Indians to their 5 consecutive victories in the Campaign

Mumbai Indians are on a wild run as they registered their fifth consecutive win in the WPL 2023 campaign while the struggle of Gujarat Giants are still on.
Mumbai continue their winning streak • BCCI
Mumbai continue their winning streak • BCCI

Nat Sciver-Brunt & Hayley Matthews' spells were enough to restrict Gujarat Giants' batters. Mumbai Indians are enjoying their winning streak at the moment. They won their fifth consecutive match of the WPL 2023 campaign. Hayley Matthews wasn't able to contribute with the bat but claimed three crucial wickets while Nat Sciver came up with a fine all-round performance. Harmanpreet Kaur continues her brilliant form which helped Mumbai Indians to reach a fighting total. Gujarat Giants were seen nowhere in the game while chasing the score. Mumbai Indians are sitting at the top of the inaugural WPL campaign's table with pure dominance.

WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants Match Report

Gujarat Giants won the toss & decided to bowl first. Inform batters, Yastika Bhatia & Hayley Matthews started the inning for Mumbai Indians while Gujarat gave the ball to Gardner to scalp the early wickets. She didn't disappoint & picked the wicket of Hayley Matthews for a duck. Matthews' wicket brings Nat Sciver-Brunt to accompany Yastika Bhatia on the crease. Yastika Bhatia made 44 runs in 37 balls including 5 fours & 1 six. She was about to boost the inning with big shots but got run out.

Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a 29-ball half-century
Image – BCCI

Nat Sciver made 36 runs in 31 deliveries with the same amount of deliveries. Kim Garth took her wicket at the key moment of the game. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur completely changed the bar of the match. 29 deliveries half-century from Kaur changed the course of Mumbai Indians' batting. 7 fours & 2 sixes from Harmanpreet gave the boost to the inning, which Mumbai needed big time. Amelia Kerr didn't contribute as much as they needed but scored 19 runs which helped them to reach 162 runs at the end of 20 overs. Ashleigh Gardner once again ended her spell with three crucial wickets.

Ashleigh Gardner celebrating after striking early
Image – BCCI

Gujarat Giants struggled right from the start. Nat Sciver-Brunt gave the early breakthrough as Sophia Dunkley departed for a duck. Hayley Matthews gave another blow as she removed Meghana early from the crease. Harleen Deol tried to fight back but failed as Mumbai were too good to ignore. Sneh Rana & Sushma Verma gave their best to back the team in the later half of the match but it was too late for a comeback. Hayley & Nat Sciver both claimed 3 wickets while Amelia Kerr took 2 wickets. Gujarat Giants got all out for 107 runs only. They lost the match by 55 runs. Mumbai Indians registered their fifth consecutive victory which is helping them to sit at the top of the table.

Nat Sciver-Brunt roars after striking at the very first delivery
Image – BCCI

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