UP Warriorz snapped formidable Mumbai Indians’ profitable run within the Ladies’s Premier League with a five-wicket victory, after the Uttar Pradesh aspect extracted extra out of a tough pitch right here on Saturday.
On a floor the place the ball turned quite a bit and was additionally holding up, England’s star left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone (3/15) led the best way together with her wonderful bowling as UP Warriorz bundled out Mumbai Indians for 127.
When MI batted, as many as 18 of the 20 overs have been bowled by spinners, a WPL document.
In reply, UPW confronted some obstacles earlier than competing the duty with three balls to spare. Grace Harris (39) and Tahlia McGrath (38) have been the principle contributors with the bat for UPW, whereas Deepti Sharma (13 not out) and participant of the match Ecclestone (16 not out) additionally performed important knocks.
UPW misplaced Devika Vaidya with only one run on the board at first of the second over. Whereas the profitable bowler was Hayley Matthews, many of the credit score for the dismissal should acquired to Harmanpreet Kaur, who pulled off a sensational catch at first slip after the batter acquired a thick outdoors edge.
Issy Wong picked up the massive wicket of UPW captain Alyssa Healy (8), trapping her in entrance of the wicket. The on-field umpire was not satisfied regardless of the massive enchantment and MI’s transfer to go for a referral proved to be the fitting name, leaving the Australian star with no choice however to stroll again into the dugout.
Defending a small however difficult complete on this floor, MI discovered another excuse to have fun when Yastika Bhatia accomplished a incredible one-handed diving catch behind the wicket off the bowling of Nat Sciver-Brunt to ship again Kiran Navgire for 12, for which she consumed 16 balls.
UPW have been in a spot of trouble at 27 for 3 to start with of seventh over, when Grace Harris acquired off the mark with a boundary.
Whilst MI picked up three wickets shortly however they have been additionally responsible of dropping three catches, which proved to be essential ultimately.
Within the firm of Harris, Tahlia McGrath stroked her strategy to a 25-ball 38 earlier than Amelia Kerr had her caught and bowled. However Harris hit two successive fours on three events, after McGrath’s dismissal, to scale back the hole.
There was one other twist after Kerr dismissed Harris at a vital juncture, however UPW held their nerves to emerge winners.
Earlier, had it not been for Issy Wong’s 19-ball 32, MI would have ended with a lot lower than what they ultimately acquired.
After their skipper Alyssa Healy opted to discipline first, the UP Warriorz bowlers did a commendable job to maintain issues tight and take wickets at common intervals in opposition to the sturdy Mumbai batting line-up.
MI have been 56 for 2 on the finish of the tenth over with Hayley Matthews (35) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (25) trying to construct a partnership after the departure of Yastika Bhatia (5) and Nat Sciver-Brunt (7).
Nonetheless, each Hayley and Kaur acquired out after getting begins, the India captain falling to compatriot Deepti Sharma after the previous was executed in by the seasoned Ecclestone.
Amelia Kerr (3) lasted simply 5 balls earlier than being despatched again by Rajeshwari Gayakwad, because the Warriorz lowered Mumbai Indians to 78 for 5 at first of the 14th over.
Amanjot Kaur, too, did not make an impression with the bat as she additionally fell to the wily Ecclestone, who had by then picked up three wickets in as many over on the Dr DY Patil Sports activities Academy.
Whereas Ecclestone did bulk of the harm, the others supported her properly and made MI work onerous for each run. India participant Gayakwad additionally had outing, returning with high-quality figures of two for 16 from her full quota of 4 overs.
Deepti completed with figures of two/34.
Whereas MI fielded the identical XI within the match, UP determined to incorporate younger Parshavi Chopra instead of Shweta Sehrawat.