length ball on fifth stump, stabbed out to cover for none.
11.02 pm Mumbai Indians continue their dominant undefeated run through the league stage thus far and have officially clinched a playoff berth with three matches in hand. Doing their best UConn Women's basketball mid 2010s impression.
Gujarat captain Sneh Rana: "I'm proud of the girls that we restricted Mumbai Indians to 160. That was a commendable effort. It was a chaseable score. I think batters need to focus through the line. We just need two good partnerships in our batting. [On Harleen Deol] She was fantastic tonight, took a brilliant catch and was good in her fielding. We definitely will work on this."
Nat Sciver-Brunt allrounder Nat Sciver-Brunt: "I guess looking at all the teams, everyone has their strengths and we seem to be in form. We're having a good time. I didn't get as much swing tonight. I don't know if it has anything to do with the dew but it's been good to open the bowling and try to put pressure on the batters from the start. In-form batters is good in a competition but it was good to get other people out in the middle and get used to the wickets. They'll all be a little slower from now on and getting used to that was a little tricky. We're just trying to be consistent. We've got players taking wickets and scoring runs well. We just don't want to be complacent. We're doing well, playing from the heart and enjoying ourselves."
Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur is named Player of the Match for her brisk half-century: "I think credit goes to all the support staff and teammates. They have been doing so much hard work and the way we are playing, we want to continue that approach. Everyone is so positive and wants to do well for the team. I have to give thanks to the support staff. Whenever you show trust to the team, that is when you do well. When we got this team, I was very happy because we have someone [NSB] who is doing really well for their country and now they are bowling for MI. That positivity is giving us the results. When we played last game on this wicket, we saw initially you are not going to get the runs. So you have to get settled for a few balls and that's when you can go for your shots and that's why I did. You have to look at the field. The leg side boundary rope was short when the medium pacer was bowling."
That's it for today's coverage. Come back tomorrow for more WPL action. Until then, take care!
full on middle, reaches forward to block and an inside edge goes into midwicket for one.
full on off, smothered on the front foot back to the bowler.
length ball on fifth stump skids on toward off stump, defended to the off side.
fullish length on sixth stump, poked toward extra cover for one.
length ball on the wide guideline, toe slapped to backward point for none.
yorker jammed out back to Wong.
length ball on seventh stump, slices this one-handed through backward point and Matthews is teased all the way to the rope with a diving effort in vain.
short on fifth stump, pulled again to deep midwicket for one.
short on fifth stump, pulled through wide long-on for one. 100 up for the Giants. Mock cheers in the crowd.
length ball on sixth stump, slapped to extra cover for none.
length ball on fourth stump, punched down the ground for one.
Wong back for the 19th.
full on sixth stump, sweeps this to deep midwicket for one.
good length ball punched to extra cover for none.
good length ball on sixth stump, prods at this and it passes between the gate. Stumping appeal denied. Referral sent upstairs by the third umpire anyway. On the live shot there was a noise and Mumbai may luck out here if something shows up on ultraedge off the inside edge. However, there's a flat-line as the ball passes the bat. May have flicked the jersey on the way to the keeper. Foot is clearly grounded. Not out... Third umpire really keen to earn that paycheck tonight.
full outside leg stump, shuffles forward down the pitch then back to her crease to try to avoid a stumping all while playing an awkward sweep shot. Everything is out of sync and the ball pops up off the gloves to the keeper coming out from behind the stumps to take the catch in the area of forward short leg.
short on fifth stump spinning in, pulls this tamely toward deep midwicket for one.
short on sixth stump, goes to pull and it skids low under the shot through to the keeper.
full on sixth stump, driven to mid-off for none.
low full toss on seventh stump driven to mid-off for none.
Harmanpreet's joyride propels Mumbai Indians into playoffs
|S Verma||not out||18||19|
|M Joshi||not out||7||9|
|Total||107(9 wkts; 20 ovs)|