Mumbai have now won all five of their fixtures in the inaugural Women's Premier League, as Nat Sciver-Brunt led the way with 3 for 21 in limiting Gujarat to just 107 for 9 in pursuit of 163 for victory
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians 162-8, Gujarat Giants 107-9 - Mumbai Indians won by 55 runs
Unstoppable Mumbai Indians continued to carve a relentless path at the top of the WPL as another devastating bowling performance saw off Gujarat Giants.
Mumbai have now won all five of their fixtures in the inaugural Women's Premier League, as Nat Sciver-Brunt led the way with 3 for 21 in limiting Gujarat to just 107 for 9 in pursuit of 163 for victory.
With Hayley Matthews maintaining her fine campaign with 3 for 23, and Amelia Kerr chipping in with 2 for 18, Mumbai made sure the Giants got nowhere near their target.
Harmanpreet Kaur in action for Mumbai Indians against Gujarat Giants in the WPL [screengrab/BCCI]
No batter made it past 22 for Gujarat, who lost Sophia Dunkley to the first ball of their reply and never recovered.
Earlier, Harmanpreet Kaur and Yastika Bhatia played crucial roles as Mumbai accumulated 162 for 8 after losing the toss and being asked to bat first.
Bhatia hit 44 from 37 balls at the top of the order, stabilising the innings alongside Sciver-Brunt after Matthews departed to the fourth delivery of the match, bowled by Ash Gardner.
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Their second-wicket partnership was worth 74 in 10.2 overs, with Sciver-Brunt making 36. When Bhatia was third out, Kaur took on the baton.
The Indians' skipper hit two sixes in her 30-ball 51, to give her team momentum at the death. Gardner finished with figures of 3 for 34 for Gujarat. It was not enough.
Mumbai's 100 per cent record sees them two points clear of Delhi Capitals at the top of the table. Gujarat have still won just once and are fourth.