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Following two consecutive losses, Gujarat Giants (GG) lastly registered their second win within the ongoing Ladies’s Premier League (WPL). GG defeated the second-placed Delhi Capitals (DC) by 11 runs in an edgy conflict on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
Beginning on a optimistic observe, DC skipper Meg Lanning received the toss and opted to area first. After being invited to bat, GG made a gradual begin to his innings. Nevertheless, essential half-centuries from Laura Woulvaardt (57) and Ashleigh Gardner (51*) helped GG submit a aggressive whole of 147/4 in 20 overs. For DC, Jess Jonassen took two wickets whereas Marizanne Kapp and Arundhati Reddy picked one every.
Chasing 148, Delhi Capitals had been bundled out for 136 in 18.4 overs. Marizanne Kapp was the top-scorer for DC with a knock of 36 runs off 29 balls. For Gujarat, Kim Garth, Tanuja Kanwar, and Ashleigh Gardner scalped two wickets every whereas Sneh Rana and Harleen Deol picked one every. GG bowlers produced a superb present to inhibit DC’s chase and finally managed to sway the leads to Gujarat’s favour. With this win, Gujarat preserve themselves alive within the hunt for the knockouts.
Ashleigh Gardner’s all-round efficiency helps GG win
Ashleigh Gardner performed a superb half-century and guided Gujarat Giants to submit a combating rating. She scored an unbeaten 51 off 30 balls with the assistance of 9 boundaries. She was good with the ball as effectively, scalping two essential wickets. For her all-around efficiency, she was adjudged the Participant of the Match.
Laura Woulvaardt performs a superb knock
Laura Woulvaardt performed a superb knock and helped GG to take care of the momentum. She smashed 57 off 45 balls earlier than being dismissed by Arundhati Reddy. Her knock was studded with one most and 6 boundaries.
Shedding captain Meg Lanning mentioned:
“We felt that if we bat out the overs, we may really recover from the road. Gujarat crew bowled very effectively. We did not play to our potential tonight. Our bowlers did a superb job and I believe they had been 20-25 brief. We did not take that many wickets however we contained them fairly effectively. With wickets within the again finish, clearly they’d rating a bit. It’s a good studying alternative for us. My shot to get out was poor. Taking part in throughout the road on a monitor the place I ought to have performed straight and two key run-outs. We misplaced momentum as we saved dropping wickets however credit score to Gujarat. (On Harleen Deol) We spoke a bit about her, she bowls a little bit of off spin and leg spin. She put the balls in the correct areas and acquired the rewards. Everybody has been busy so they may take pleasure in their day off tomorrow.”
Successful captain Sneh Rana mentioned:
“The smile is all the time there. We felt 150 was a par rating with this floor and circumstances. (On Meg Lanning wicket) Yeah, it was a giant wicket, loved it. I believe the momentum was in our favor solely, Kim Garth began brilliantly. Whoever contributes to the crew would be the finest. We’d like two good partnerships to get a great rating, and we acquired that at present. Everybody was in a optimistic mindset proper from warm-ups, and we knew we needed to do it at present.”
Ashleigh Gardner, Participant of the Match mentioned:
“This was the sport I used to be looking far. Felt I’ve been inconsistent, however at present the efficiency was proper with bat and ball. Discovered the correct steadiness. We talked about dropping to many wickets in clumps, so the concept was given ourselves time as a result of in India we will meet up with the grounds being quick. Because the event has gone on, spin has performed a giant half.”
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