MI vs UPW, Eliminator, WPL 2023: Get the Live Cricket Score, Commentary, Scorecard and Latest Updates from the Women’s Premier League Eliminator between Mumbai Indians Women and UP Warriorz.
Nat Sciver- Brunt’s unbeaten 72 off 38 balls and a chapeau- trick by Isabelle Wong( 4 for 15) guided Mumbai Indians to the final of the Women’s Premier League, defeating UP Warriorz by 72 runs.
In a packed DY Patil Stadium on Friday, Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy won the toss and decided to coliseum, but as the game progressed, the decision boomeranged.
Sciver- Brunt was on six when Sophie Ecclestone dropped a regulation catch off Rajeshwari Gayakwad at mid-off. Making the utmost of the occasion, the England transnational guided Mumbai Indians to a mammoth182/4.
Hoping to reap prices from the face, the Warriorz went spin-heavy in the innings, with 17 of the 20 overs sailed by the tweakers, and that proved effective originally as the side managed to keep runs in check. This despite Yastika Bhatia furnishing a blistering launch before falling to Anjali Sarvani. still, Mumbai Indians bounced back, amassing 66 runs in the last five overs.
While Sciver- Brunt held stronghold with two fours and a six off Parshavi Chopra in the 12th over, a many solid bijous from Amelia Kerr( 19- ball- 29) and Pooja Vastrakar( 11 not out out 4 balls) bolstered Mumbai’s innings amid huge crowd support.
In the 19th over, sailed by Ecclestone, Kerr hit three successive boundaries before falling to Sarvani at deep backward forecourt. But indeed after that redundancy, Vastrakar handed the finishing traces with a boundary and a huge six to give Mumbai Indians further than enough on the board to work with.
Chasing a huge aggregate, Warriorz demanded a steady launch, but incentive Saika Ishaque struck in her first over, removing Shweta Sehrawat for a solitary run. As the Mumbai players celebrated, the onus was on Kiran Navgire and captain Healy to rebuild the innings. But Wong denied Healy an occasion to settle and drew her to offer a dolly to Harmanpreet Kaur at mid-off.
As a dejected Healy, who turned 33 on Friday, walked back to the dug- out, the TV cameras caught her hubby and Australia pace ace Mitchell Starc with a grim look.
Having lost two quick lattices, the Warriorz couldn’t bounce back, despite Navgire’s 27- ball- 43. The big- hitting Navgire was dropped on 21 and, making utmost of the reprieve, wanted to anchor the innings. She still ran out of brume and was caught by Sciver- Brunt while trying to clear deepmid-wicket off a Wong delivery.
That set a brilliant hattrick in stir- the first of the season. Wong followed Navgire’s gate by removing Simran Shaikh and Ecclestone. Reeling at 84 for 7, Warriorz demanded a phenomenon to bounce back, but with Wong and Ishaque tensing the mesh, their innings folded for 110 in17.4 overs.
In the last couple of group league games, Warriorz ’ middle- order was on fire with harmonious performances from McGrath, Grace Harris and Ecclestone, but none of them could fire in the crunch institution.
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