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Last Updated: March 24, 2023, 23:16 IST
MI vs UPW WPL 2023 Eliminator: Issy Wong claimed a historic hat-trick as Mumbai Indians reached the final of WPL 2023 with a comprehensive 72-run win over UP Warriroz. It was a dominant show from Mumbai Indians in all three departments as Warriroz failed to match the intensity, especially in the chase where they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were bundled out for just 110.
Mumbai Indians posted 182 for four against UP Warriorz in the eliminator of the Women’s Premier League here on Friday. After being put to bat first, MI were off to a decent start but both openers – Hayley Matthews and Read More
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Isabelle Wong (4/15) recorded the first hat-trick of the Women’s Premier League after Nat Sciver-Brunt’s brutal 38-ball 72 as Mumbai Indians stormed into the final with a 72-run drubbing of UP Warriorz in the Eliminator on Friday. The final of the inaugural WPL will be played between the two best sides that occupied the top two spots of the points table with 12 points each, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, on Sunday at the Brabourne Stadium.
Having set a daunting 183-run target, Mumbai Indians blew away what had been a resolute top and middle-order of the UP Warriorz, with Wong producing a superb hat-trick in the 13th over to seal the outcome in favour of her side.
Done and Dusted as Mumbai Indians are the second finalists of WPL 2023 as they registered a thumping 72-run win over UP Warriorz here at the Eliminatory. Saika Ishaque claimed the final wicket of the match as Rajeshwari Gayakwad was trapped in front of wicket. A comprehensive win by Mumbai Indians as they will face Delhi Capitals on Sunday at Brabourne Stadium. Mumbai Indians (182/4) beat UP Warriroz (110) by 72 runs to enter WPL 2023 final
OUT! Jintimani Kalita into the attack and she straightaway gets the better of Anjali Sarvani for 5. Mumbai Indians are now just one wicket away to get a place in final. UPW 104/9 in 16.1 overs
Eight runs came off the over but its too late for UP Warriorz for now. Mumbai Indians are just two scalps away from reaching the final of WPL 2023. Excellent from the MI as they played dominant cricket in this match as UP Warrioz failed to match the intensity so far. UPW 104/8 in 16 overs
Issy Wong finished her spell with another terrific over as only two runs came off it. She ended up with excellent figures of 4/15 in her four overs.
OUT! Deepti Sharma departs for 16 as Hayley Matthews gets another wicket here. Excellent diving catch from Saika Ishaque. It was a tricky one as the umpire went upstairs to check it. It turned out to be a clear catch as UP Warriroz are marching towards a big defeat. UPW 94/8 in 13.5 overs
HISTORIC! Issy Wong scripts history here by getting the better of Sophie Ecclestone for a duck. Three in Three as Issy Wong claims the first hat-trick of Women’s Premier League. She once again beats the batter with her pace and Sophie Ecclestone got castled. Super stuff from Issy Wong to bowl such terrific deliveries under pressure. UPW 84/7 in 12.4 overs
OUT! Issy Wong gets another one here as Simran Shaikh departs for a golden duck. It was full and Shaikh failed to get her bat under the bat and got castled. UPW 84/6 in 12.3 overs
OUT! And might be the final nail in the coffin! Kiran Navgire once again went for a big shot but failed to clear the line and was caught by Nat-Sciver Brunt. Second wicket for Issy Wong as Navgire departs for 43. UP Warriorz in tatters here as Mumbai Indians move closer to final. UPW 84/5 in 12.2 overs
Kiran Navgire continues her fight as she smacks Amelia Kerr for a couple of sixes. Deepti Sharma also found a boundary as 19 runs came off it. UP Warriorz need a magical effort here to bounce back in the chase. UPW 84/4 in 12 overs
Amanjot Kaur into the attack and only three runs came off the over. Deepti Sharma needs to give able support to Kiran Navgire here as the required run rate is very high now and the pressure will mount on the batters soon. UPW 66/4 in 10 overs
Kiran Navgire is fighting a lone battle for the UP Warriorz. She charged down the ground to hit Hayley Matthews for a four. However, only five runs came off the last two overs. The pressure is mounting on Warriorz as the required run rate is 12 now. UPW 63/4 in 10 overs
OUT! Nat Sciver-Brunt gets the big fish here as Grace Harris departs for 14. She flicks it to get a big shot but was caught by Issy Wong. Massive trouble for UP Warriroz now as their biggest match-winner is taking a long walk back towards pavilion. UPW 56/4 in 7.5 overs
Kiran Navgire got a big lifeline here as Hayley Matthews dropped her tricky catch near boundary rope. 5 runs came off Amelia Kerr’s over. The required run rate is over 10 and UP Warriorz need to keep a tab on that. UPW 51/3 in 7 overs
A good over for UP Warriorz after a long time as three boundaries and a six came off it. Kiran Navgire looks like a woman on a mission here as she charged down the ground to send the ball over the line with immense power. 20 runs came off the over. UPW 46/3 in 6 overs
RUN OUT! Things are turning bad to worse for UP Warriorz now as Tahlia McGrath departs for just 6. Excellent throw from Amarjot Kaur as McGrath was a bit short. It was a risky single and McGrath paid the price for it. UPW 21/3 in 4.1 overs
The onus is on Tahlia McGrath to revive the innings and set the platform for this chase now. She has already hit a boundary but UP Warriroz need her to play responsibly here as one more wicket from here will pin them down in the chase. UPW 21/2 in 4 overs
OUT! MASSIVE BLOW! Issy Wong gets the last laugh here after getting hit for a boundary. Alyssa Healy played it a bit early this time and Mumbai Indians skipper Harmanpreet Kaur grabbed an easy catch inside circle. Outstanding from Mumbai Indians here as UP Warriroz are on the backfoot straightaway. UPW 12/2 in 2.2 overs
OUT! Excellent from Saika Ishaque and it was bound to happen after five dot balls as pressure was mounting on Shweta Sehrawat here. She went for a big shot on the last ball of the over and found Hayley Matthews inside circle. Wicket Maiden For Saika. UPW 8/1 in 2 overs
Alyssa Healy has already opened her boundary account here on her special day. Eight runs came off the first over. Healy will be key for UP Warriorz in this chase as they have depth in their batting to get the job done but the platform needs to be set first. UPW 8/0 in 1 over
Earlier, UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to bowl first against Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator of the Women’s Premier League 2023 at DY Patil Stadium on Friday. UP Warriorz made a change – Grace Harris in for Shabnim Ismail – to their playing XI while Mumbai Indians remained unchanged for this all-important game.
Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz will lock horns for the one last time in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 on Friday night at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. It’s the first-ever eliminator of the tournament which will decide the second finalist who will square off against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
Friday’s electrifying face-off pits the second and third-ranked teams of the tournament. Hamanpreet’s MI started off their campaign brilliantly, winning five games in a row. However, they lost momentum in between following a couple of losses on the trot. Interestingly, they have as many points as DC currently have – 12 – in their kitty but MI had to settle for the second spot with a lesser net run rate; +1.711.
For the Mumbai Indians, skipper Harmanpreet has had some good knocks, including 65 off 30 balls and 51 off 30 balls against Gujarat Giants and 53 off 33 balls against UP Warriorz. Amelia Kerr has also been sublime with the bat, while Ishaque had more than played her part with the ball. They would be wary of a slip-up, which would result in all the good work done in the tournament coming to nought. The Warriorz, however, would not go down without a fight.
On the other hand, UP Warroriz’s journey in the tournament in the WPL 2023 was no less than a roller-coaster rider. They ended the league stage on third place with 4 victories and as many defeats, earning 8 points and a net run rate of -0.200.
UP Warriorz’s campaign, however, has gone on in stops and starts. The team finished third with four wins and four losses. They would be looking up to their captain Healy to deliver the goods in the crunch game on Friday. She has been in great batting form as has McGrath. The highlight of McGrath’s batting was a blistering 50-ball 90 not out against Delhi Capitals. Kiran Navgire had scored a quickfire half-century versus Gujarat Giants as well.
Ahead of Friday’s WPL Eliminator between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz; here is all you need to know:
What date WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz will be played?
The WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz will take place on March 24, Friday.
Where will the WPL 2023 Eliminator Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz be played?
The WPL 2023 Eliminator between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
What time will the WPL 2023 Eliminator Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz begin?
The WPL 2023 Eliminator between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz WPL Eliminator?
Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz WPL Eliminator will be televised on Sports 18 Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz Eliminator?
Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz WPL Eliminator will be streamed live on the JioCinema app and website.
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