WBBL 2021: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma shine for respective teams; Smriti Mandhana continues her good form

India T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and all-rounder Deepti Sharma delivered Player-of-the-Match performances for their respective teams in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) on Sunday. Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana continued her impressive run and scored another half-century for Sydney Thunders.

Harmanpreet first took a couple of wickets with her off-spin before smashing an unbeaten 73 off 46 balls as Melbourne Renegades defeated Adelaide Strikers by six wickets.

Harmanpreet, who has struggled with fitness and form over the past 12 months, has been impressive in the WBBL.

India batter Jemimah Rodrigues scored a handy 27 off 16 balls for the Renegades.

In Launceston, Deepti starred in Sydney Thunder’s 77-run win over Hobart Hurricanes. She scored 20 off 15 balls before producing a match-winning spell of three for 13 in four overs.

India opener Smriti Mandhana also extended her rich vein of form with a run-a-ball 50 in the same game for Thunder. Richa Ghosh scored just three for Hurricanes.

In the game between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers, Shafali Verma, batting at number four, was run out for eight.