Mumbai Indians Women regained the top spot in the table with a crucial four-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore Women in the 19th match of the Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL) on Tuesday, March 21.
Losing captain, Smriti Mandhana said:
We tried to fight. Kanika bowled well. One of those days as a fielder when which of the ball goes in the air comes to you. We were below par today. We have a great team. We have a balanced team. Won’t say we don’t have a great team because we haven’t done well. We had some amazing players. The first four-five games didn’t go our way. My personal form wasn’t great. We didn’t get great starts. Sometimes things don’t go as you have planned. We will come back stronger next season. We have found some amazing youngsters in Shreyanka and Kanika. They have been fearless. Was pleasing to see as a skipper. Asha bowled very well too.
Winning captain, Harmanpreet Kaur said:
Winning is always important to get the momentum going. When you lose, it can be negative feelings. But everyone was talking how to win this. In the last two games, we were not able to do what we were trying to do. But we discussed today as to how to go about it. For us, winning the game was important. When we got a good start, we were trying to chase it down inside 15 overs. After losing my wicket, we played a little sensibly. Amelia is always keen to do well for the team. She always wants to do well for the team.
Player of the Match, Amelia Kerr said:
I think it is nice to get the win. To turn it around, it shows some character of the team. Was a quick turn around for us. Nice to come through. Seems to go my way a little today. 10 an over was a good day when I got here. There are some world class batters here. Short boundaries as well and they can go for it. The pleasing thing was the PP. We got a great start. But then we lost a few wickets. It was about playing some good shots. I had a good partnership with Pooja. We didn’t have the run-rate pressure on us.