In today's world of technology, everything has changed. One surely has his or her opinion and can speak about that. Cricket is also evolving by such technologies. And where there's opinion disagreement takes the place. But last night at DY Patil stadium WPL fans witnessed a rather unique set of circumstances. This happened during the history making first ever game in the Women’s Premier League between Mumbai and Gujarat.
The story so far –
4th March, this historic day jotted down the first page of its history. Women's Premier League WPL inaugurated with its 1st match played between Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Gujrat Giants (GG) at DY Patil stadium. Mumbai Indians beat the Gujrat Giants by 143 Runs. As Mumbai dominated Gujarat in every aspect of the game to take their 1st win . There's was no competition, which fans want to watch in cricket. But there are some other moments which leave fans having a smile on their faces. This Grand game of cricket offered some overwhelming eternities in the second inning.
Harmanpreet Kaur decides to review the wide -
Gujrat giants were chasing 208 and badly withered to 49/8 at the end of the 13th over. Saika Ishaque bowled a ball down the legside of batter Monica Patel. The batter went for a pull as the wicket Keeper gathered the ball. The Umpire gave it a wide ball. Yastika Bhatia the Mumbai wicket keeper though wasn’t impressed as she made it clear there was a clear touch on the way through.
In this confusion, the batter in this also confirmed that indeed she had touched the ball. After watching all this, Mumbai skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was seen laughing at the situation and That's how Harmanpreet decided to go for the review for the wide ball called by the umpire. That's what Cricket delivers and that's why it's not just a game but it's an emotion.
Harmanpreet Kaur lead Mumbai Indians to massive 207 –
Speaking about the game, after the early fall of Yastika Bhatia for 1, Hayley Matthews and Nat Sciver Brunt put the Gujarat bowlers under the pump. Matthews scored 47, while Brunt scored 23. The top scorer of the night was Harmanpreet Kaur who hit 65 off 30 balls, she was then supported by Amelia Kerr who scored 45. This helped Mumbai reach an impressive and mammoth 207 on the board.
Gujarat crumble to 64 all out –
Tasked with a chase of 208 to win, Gujarat saw only 2 batters reach double figures. Dayalan Hemalata was not out on 29 which was their top score, while Monica Patel reached 10. Some of the most accomplished batters like Harleen Deol and Ashleigh Gardner fell for a duck. Beth Mooney who recently won the World Cup had to retire hurt while going for a quick single. 27 year old left arm spinner Saika Ishaque did the damage with the ball picking 4/11, while Brunt and Kerr picked 2 wickets each. 20 year old Issy Wong was impressive with the ball as she showed her class with 1/7 from her 3 overs as Mumbai ran out winners by 143 runs.
Twitter reacts –
After this review, Fans have tweeted a lot. Some people are happy to see this WPL's new rule and some are not. Read below some tweets.
March 4, 2023
Intresting A wide decision is Challenged by Harman and the review is Successful in #WPL2023 #MIvsGG pic.twitter.com/HKRm0Q2e9y— Narsireddy Yaggonu (@YaggonuNarsi) March 4, 2023