The Women’s Premier League 2024 was a grand success, showcasing exciting performances from all the teams. Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched their first title by defeating Delhi Capitals in the final. Despite a challenging season, our Giants delivered some spectacular batting displays. Their impressive performances and scintillating innings left a lasting mark on the tournament.

Let’s have a look at the top 5 batting performances by Gujarat Giants players in season 2!

Beth Mooney: 85 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru

We had lost four games in a row at the start of the tournament and desperately needed a win. That's when Beth Mooney hit sublime form. Against eventual champions Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mooney unfurled a superb and fluent innings. Leading from the front, Mooney scored an unbeaten 85 off just 51 balls. Alongside her fellow opener Laura Wolvaardt, Mooney's efforts helped us reach a formidable total of 199 in 20 overs, which ultimately proved to be enough to secure our first win of the tournament. Her leadership and skill were pivotal in turning our fortunes around.

Laura Wolvaardt: 76 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Alongside Mooney, Laura Wolvaardt too lit up the stands against RCB. The South African superstar found the boundaries with ease and maintained a high strike rate. In her knock of 76 off just 45 balls, she hit 13 boundaries. Her efforts set us up for success, and we comfortably won the game by 19 runs.

Beth Mooney: 74 vs UP Warriorz

Beth Mooney had quite a season for us. After missing most of the first season due to injury, she returned to her consistent best in the second season. In the game against UP Warriorz, Mooney was brilliant. After a strong start with Laura Wolvaardt, we lost wickets at regular intervals, but Mooney held firm. She kept the runs coming and went berserk towards the end, finding boundaries at will. She eventually finished with 74, helping us reach a total of 152, which proved to be a winning score.

Dayalan Hemalatha: 74 against Mumbai Indians

One of the most impactful innings this season was played by Dayalan Hemalatha. Promoted to bat at No. 3 against the Mumbai Indians, she did not disappoint. Hemalatha came in after Wolvaardt was dismissed for just 13 and put on a remarkable show. She scored 74 runs off just 40 balls, hitting 9 fours and 2 sixes, helping us reach a total of 190. Despite her efforts, Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliance led to a win for Mumbai Indians. Nevertheless, Hemalatha's outstanding performance might have paved her way back into the Indian Women’s T20I side for the series against Bangladesh.

Ashleigh Gardner: 40 vs Delhi Capitals

Ashleigh Gardner had a solid performance in the second season of the Women’s Premier League. In our first game against the Delhi Capitals, they scored 163 for 8 in 20 overs, with Meg Lanning hitting 55. We struggled at 34 for 3 and then lost our fourth wicket at 53. It seemed like a tough challenge, but Ashleigh Gardner didn't give up. She scored 40 runs in just 31 balls, giving us hope. However, after she got out, the game turned, and we ended up losing by 25 runs.