On March 4, the Mumbai Indians defeated the Gujarat Giants by a score of 143 runs at the D.Y. Patil Stadium. Ambani, who paid INR 912.99 crores for the rights to form a team in the WPL, stated that the Mumbai Indians play a fearless and exciting brand of cricket.
Harmanpreet Kaur hit 65 off 30 balls and Amelia Kerr hit a 24-ball 45 not out to help Mumbai Indians reach 207/5. In response, Gujarat Giants skipper Beth Mooney hobbled off the field in the first over with a leg injury before the team was bundled out for 64.
Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani said that her franchise is known to play cricket in a different style after it defeated Gujarat Giants in the curtain-raiser of the Women’s Premier League.
“Mumbai Indians is known to play a certain kind of cricket – fearless and exciting, and our girls have performed so well. I am proud how they played, it was all-round. Special mention about our captain Harman, what a special innings she played today 65 in 30 balls. Also I felt Amelia Kerr was fabulous – she batted well, bowled well,” said Ambani after the match.