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Harmanpreet Kaur The Mumbai Indians captain scored an unbeaten 95 to guide her side to a last-ball win over Gujarat Giants in New Delhi.

Harmanpreet Kaur The Mumbai Indians captain scored an unbeaten 95 to guide her side to a last-ball win over Gujarat Giants in New Delhi.

Hare the main points of the match, with some more details:

- Harmanpreet Kaur scored a brilliant 87 off 42 balls, with 10 fours and four sixes. She was unstoppable as she hit the Chennai bowlers to all parts of the ground. She scored 62 runs in boundaries alone, and had a strike rate of 207.14.

- She and Jemimah Rodrigues added 97 runs for the fourth wicket, after Mumbai Indians lost three early wickets in their chase of 165. Rodrigues played a supporting role, scoring 34 off 28 balls. The duo kept the required run rate under control, and never let the pressure get to them.

- Mumbai Indians chased down 165 with one ball to spare, and qualified for the playoffs with one game to spare. They needed 13 runs off the last over, and Kaur finished the game in style, hitting a six over long-on off the penultimate ball of the match. She raised her arms in celebration, as her teammates ran towards her to congratulate her.

- Kaur is the leading run-scorer of the WPL 2024, with 321 runs in seven matches at an average of 64.20 and a strike rate of 164.10. She has scored three half-centuries in the tournament, and has been consistent throughout. She has also hit the most sixes in the tournament, with 18.

- She was the player of the match for her match-winning knock. She received a cheque of Rs. 50,000 and a trophy for her outstanding performance. She thanked her team and the fans for their support, and dedicated her knock to her father, who was watching from the stands.

- She is in sublime form and has led her team from the front. She has been an inspirational captain, and has motivated her players to perform well. She has also been a great ambassador for women's cricket, and has attracted many fans with her aggressive batting style.

- She will be aiming for the WPL title in the playoffs. Mumbai Indians have never won the WPL title before, and Kaur will be hoping to change that this year. She will be facing tough competition from other teams, but she will be confident of her chances, given her current form.

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