- March 20, 2023 18:56Here are the teams through to the playoffs.
- March 20, 2023 18:51UPW 181/6 in 20 overs - UPW win by 3 wickets; RCB, GG out of playoff race
Rana bowls the final over. Sophie Ecclestone begins with a couple of runs on the on-side. Ecclestone and Simran Shaikh manage singles each to bring it down to 3 runs off 3 balls. Simran is then run out, bringing Anjali Sarvani to the crease. Ecclestone on strike. Ecclestone steps across the wicket and paddles the ball to the boundary to seal the game - a nervy three-wicket win for UPW. This means RCB and GG’s run in this tournament will end in the group stage.
- March 20, 2023 18:41UPW 172/6 in 19 overs - It’s getting tight now
Kim Garth will bowl out. Ecclestone gets going. She’s allowed so much width here and she sends it past cover point for FOUR. Harris decides to get it closer with a SIX, this one goes coursing over long on. Brings down the asking rate more. Can Grace Harris see the Warriorz through? No. She holes out to Harleen Deol at long on. Played it too early and gets the distance all wrong.
Seven runs needed from the last six.
WICKET. Grace Harris c Deol b Garth 72 (41b 7x4 4x6) SR: 175.6
- March 20, 2023 18:39UPW 160/5 in 18 overs- Ecclestone dropped!
Ashleigh Gardner into the attack. Right up front, Sophie Ecclestone offers a chance to dismiss her and Rana tries her best to get to the ball on time and does but can’t hold on to it. Dropped close to the long on boundary. Harris compensates with a SIX over the deep square leg boundary! 11 runs off the over.
19 needed off 12.
- March 20, 2023 18:3250UPW 149/5 in 17 overs - FIFTY FOR HARRIS!
Kanwer returns., Harris welcomes her with a boundary through cover to bring up her fifty! FOUR! Kanwer sends another full toss her away and this is treated the same way, sending it past long on for FOUR. 11 RUNS come off the over.
30 runs needed 18 balls.
- March 20, 2023 18:25UPW 138/5 in 16 overs- Target: 41 runs off 24 balls.
49 runs needed from five overs. Can UP Warriorz get through? Monica Patel is in the bowl the 16th and gives away just eight runs from the over. Harris sends the ball to the boundary past the keeper yet again but Harris and Ecclestone are kept quiet.
- March 20, 2023 18:23CUPW 130/5 in 15 overs - Deepti falls
Rana returns. After a quiet start, Harris squeezes a yorker past the keeper for FOUR. Deepti follows that up with an aerial boundary over midwicket. A full toss outside off treated well here and she’s delighted. Deepti falls soon after as she holes out to Gardner at mid-on! 12 RUNS come off the over, with one wicket falling.
WICKET. Deepti Sharma c Gardner b Rana 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
- March 20, 2023 18:19UPW 117/4 in 14 overs - Gardner removes McGrath
Gardner brings the breakthrough for Gujarat. Tahlia McGrath, looking to keep the runs coming, holes out to Rana at long off. Is this the opportunity Giants were waiting for? Rana sends a flying kiss in the direction of her bowler and why won’t she? What a hard fight it’s been trying to dismiss the world’s no.1 T20I batter!
WICKET Tahlia McGrath c Rana b Gardner 57 (38b 11x4 0x6) SR: 150
- March 20, 2023 18:1750UPW 116/3 in 13 overs - FIFTY FOR TAHLIA MCGRATH
Tanuja Kanwer comes into the attack now. Tahlia McGrath brings up her fifty in style, sending a half volley racing down extra cover for FOUR. Rana brings the square leg fielder in and McGrath goes over the square leg area for FOUR. 10 RUNS come off this over.
- March 20, 2023 18:116UPW 106/3 in 12 overs | Target: 73 needed in 48 balls
Harleen Deol comes into the attack now. Grace Harris takes up offensive duties for this over. A six and a four up front to get the over requirement out of the way. Harleen tightens up the line but in the very next ball, Harris gets on one knee and sends the ball over long on for a SIX! This pair staying in the middle is crucial for UP’s fortunes today.
- March 20, 2023 18:064UPW 89/3 in 11 overs - TARGET: 90 RUNS OFF 54 BALLS.
McGrath takes on a returning Kim Garth, getting a back of a length delivery past mid off for FOUR! The 50-run stand for this partnership comes up! What a crucial stand this has been for UP Warriorz. Seven runs come off this Garth over.
- March 20, 2023 18:04UPW 82/3 in 10 overs - Harris, McGrath consolidate
With the game in the balance, UP needs runs and a bucketload of runs to come every over now,. Gardner cuts those ambitions down for the moment, giving away just five runs.
- March 20, 2023 17:58UPW 77/3 in 9 overs | Target: 102 runs from 66 balls
Rana returns and the modus operandi has not changed from McGrath. She offers a far too full delivery right at the start and McGrath goes on the backfoot and gets it past point. FOUR. A few deliveries later, she is offered another fuller ball and goes across the stumps to dispatch this past midwicket. FOUR.
A non-striker end runout warning here from Sneh Rana! Harris is given a check for backing up too much. (Deepti will be proud watching from the UPW dugout)
- March 20, 2023 17:544UPW 64/3 in 8 overs - Harris takes on Monica Patel | Target: 115 runs in 72 balls
Monica Patel returns for her second over. After a slow start, she gives Harris a bit too much width on the off side and is thumped for four past extra cover. FOUR. In the very next ball, Harris moves back in the crease, makes space and time for the ball and sends in through the gap in third man. 10 runs off the over for UP.
- March 20, 2023 17:49UPW 54/3 in 7 overs
- March 20, 2023 17:494UPW 52/3 in 6 overs - McGrath settles in
Sneh Rana brings herself on and McGrath immediately goes after her. Three boundaries come off this over. The first one past extra cover, the second past mid-off and the third one over extra cover again. FOUR! 13 RUNS for UP from this over. They need more of these.
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- March 20, 2023 17:43UP 39/3 in 5 overs - Vaidya falls, UP reeling
Tanuja Kanwer comes into the attack. McGrath sees the need to be aggressive up front and smacks her for two back to back boundaries. FOUR. The first one goes past square leg while the other is dropped and runs away. Will the Giants pay for this dropped catch? McGrath might survive but Vaidya will not as Garth draws her out with a length delivery. Vaidya misses and the ball grazes her bat and goes to Sushma Verma behind the stumps who also knocks off the bails for good measure.
WICKET Devika Vaidya c †Verma b Kanwar 7 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.5
- March 20, 2023 17:36UP 30/2 in 4 overs - Gardner into attack | Target: 149 runs in 96 balls
- March 20, 2023 17:35UP 19/2 in 3 overs - Navgire falls cheaply | Target: 160 in 102 BALLS.,
- March 20, 2023 17:26UPW 14/1 in 2 overs | Healy falls early. Target: 165 runs needed in 109 balls
Monica Patel comes in from the other end. Healy smacks her for back to back boundaries, one through fine leg and the other through backward square but Monica Patel will have the last laugh here as Alyssa Healy holes out to Harleen Deol at deep square leg. Healy doesn’t time this length ball well and ends up gifting her wicket. BIG moment for Patel and the Giants.
Nine runs come off the over but as does the big wicket of Alyssa Healy.
WICKET Alyssa Healy c Deol b Patel 12 (8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150
- March 20, 2023 17:16UPW 5/0 in 1 over | Target: 179
Kim Garth will open the bowling for the Giants. Five runs come off the over as Healy ends with a FOUR over the bowler’s head.
- March 20, 2023 17:15Right then, it’s time for the chase!
If UP Warriorz win, RCB and Gujarat’s chances to make the playoff, however improbable, will end.
- March 20, 2023 17:06INNINGS RECAP: Gujarat shows intent, UP keeps the Giants in check
Hemalatha and Gardner’s fifties underlined the intent Gujarat showed in this game. Keeping the run rate healthy throughout the innings, the Giants tried not to slow down throughout this innings. Parshavi Chopra, the U-19 World Cup winner had a great game and starred with two wickets, as did Rajeshwari Gayawakd who also has two to her name. Can UP Warriorz cruise to win here and get that playoff spot booked in their name? Find out with us as it happens.
- March 20, 2023 17:02WGG 178/6 in 20 overs - ECCLESTONE REMOVES ASHWANI
Ecclestone will finish proceedings for UP. Sushma Verma is keen to keep her wicketless run in this game going as she thumps the English spinner for a FOUR past square leg. To Ashwani, Ecclestone sends in a yorker. We see contact with the pad but did it deflect off the bat? Umpire raises his finger, Ashwani does not review and another Gujarat wicket falls Seven runs come off the over with the one wicket. With this, the purple cap changes players. Sophie Ecclestone is currently on top!
- March 20, 2023 16:54WGG 171/5 in 19 overs - PARSHAVI REMOVES GARDNER
Parshavi is brought in by Healy for the crucial 19th over and she strikes in the very first ball. Jon Lewis is impressed in the dugout. Parshavi sends in a flighted ball that’s going outside off. Gardner comes down to try and punish the delivery but is nowhere near it. Easy stumping for Alyssa Healy. A run out chance also presents itself but a mess was made at both ends. Right then, five runs, just five runs from Parshavi!
WICKET Ashleigh Gardner st Healy b Chopra 60 (39b 6x4 3x6) SR: 153.84
- March 20, 2023 16:51GG 166/4 in 18 overs - FIFTY FOR GARNDER
Deepti will bowl out. But no respite as she takes Deepti head on. She swats Deepti to midwicket for FOUR to bring up her half century and then backs that up with a gorgeous SIX over cow corner. What a gun allrounder is Gardner. 15 runs come off the over.
- March 20, 2023 16:46CGG 151/4 in 17 overs - PARSHAVI REMOVES HEMALATHA
Parshavi returns and strikes first ball! Hemalatha falls for a well-made 33-ball 57. She comes down the track on a full length ball but holes out to McGrath at long on. Healy knew it was a wicket the minute the ball left the bat. OUT! It’s for Giants to keep the momentum going now. Gardner understands the urgency as she keeps the runs coming with a SIX over long-off.
WICKET Dayalan Hemalatha c McGrath b Chopra 57 (33b 6x4 3x6) SR: 172.72
- March 20, 2023 16:3950GG 143/3 in 16 overs - FIFTY FOR HEMALATHA
Deepti returns. Can she break this partnership? She varies her lengths nicely here as she switches up between tighter fuller lengths and a short wide option. Quiet start to the over, but Hemalatha breaks free with a SIX over the bowler’s head for a well-deserved fifty. She follows that up with a FOUR through cover. 14 runs come off this over for the Giants. Look poised for atleast 180.
- March 20, 2023 16:364GG 129/3 in 15 overs
Parshavi Chopra is back into the attack. Gardner welcomes her with a boundary past four. Played it late with such nonchalance. FOUR. Eight runs come off the over so far.
- March 20, 2023 16:29GG 121/3 in 14 overs
Rajeshwari to Hemalatha, OUT! The umpire raises the finger as Rajeshwari darts one ball to the pad. Replay shows the impact is outside the line of off stump and she has played the shot. Decision reversed. Hemalatha survives. Quiet over from Rajeshwari thus far as Kiran Navgire saves a boundary in the deep. Just six runs come off the over. How much can Gujarat make in the last five?
- March 20, 2023 16:276GG 114/3 in 13 overs - Hemalatha survives LBW appeal
Deepti returns and top priority now will be to remove one of both of these set batters. Deepti gets a shot on Hemalatha’s pads. BIG APPEAL. Umpire is not interested. Healy reviews. Impact in line, pitching in line, but wickets are umpires’ call. How unlucky for the UP Warriorz! They’ll keep the review, but Healy is not happy. Hemalatha gives UP a little message that she’s here to stay with a SIX over midwicket. UP has peppered its bowling with full tosses and are rightly being punished. Run out chance and a lot of chaos for a few seconds in the middle, risky single but good intent here from the pair.
- March 20, 2023 16:204GG 105/3 in 12 overs
Ecclestone returns to spoil plans but it’s her start that is ruined up front as Gardner smacks her for FOUR past the bowler. Hold on, Gardner is in the mood to attack. She gets a maximum over deep midwicket for SIX and follows it up with FOUR runs through backward point. 15 runs come off this over and completely ruin Ecclestone’s enviable economy rate.
- March 20, 2023 16:194GG 90/3 in 11 overs
Ashleigh Gardner joins the party as she welcomes Grace Harris with a boundary! FOUR runs through extra cover. The idea will be to capitalise on this Harris over to get the run rate healthy again. And Hemalatha does just that as she sends another ball down the extra cover region for FOUR. Hemalatha has really come into her own in the limited time she has got in the middle.
- March 20, 2023 16:156GG 79/3 in 10 overs
Rajeshwari returns. Hemalatha is looking good in the middle. After a conservative first four balls, she sends Gayakwad for a FOUR and a SIX off consecutive deliveries - the first back deep backward square and the six right over the bowler’s head. 12 runs come off the over.
- March 20, 2023 16:124GG 67/3 in 9 overs
Sarvani returns for her third over. Hemalatha opens the face of the bat and sends a fuller delivery from Sarvani to the boundary for FOUR. Seven runs come off the over.
- March 20, 2023 16:05GG 60/3 in 8 overs
Spin continues. Ecclestone returns. She’s sticking to length and fuller deliveries to stem the run flow and perhaps draw out an edge or two. Just two runs come off it. Excelent against an increasingly angsty Gujarat side.
- March 20, 2023 16:014GG 58/3 in 7 overs
Parshavi Chopra comes into the attack. Hemalatha sends a tossed up delivery past the mid-on fence for FOUR. Singles take the run count for this over to eight.
- March 20, 2023 15:59WGG 50/3 in 6 overs - GAYAKWAD REMOVES DUNKLEY, HARLEEN
Gayakwad returns and she too, strikes first ball! She tries to slice the ball but reads the pace all wrong and holes out to Anjali Sarvani at short third. OUT! Big top edge and Sarvani has to run sideways to collect. Clean work by UP. Hemalatha is the new batter and is off the mark with a boundary past the point fielder who misfields there. Gayakwad is not done as she removes Harleen! Giants are trying to accelerate but making mistakes in their shot selection. She holes out to Simran Shaikh. She looks to go over extra cover but gets the timing all wrong and Shaikh is waiting at cover point to complete an easy catch.
WICKET Sophia Dunkley c Anjali Sarvani b Gayakwad 23 (13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 176.92, Harleen Deol c Simran Shaikh b Gayakwad 4 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
- March 20, 2023 15:51WGG 45/1 in 5 overs: WOLVAARDT FALLS TO ANJALI SARVANI
Sarvani returns and strikes in her first ball. Length ball keeping angling a little towards leg. Wolvaardt backs up to block but the balls goes through and knocks her stumps. BIG WICKET this for UP. Harleen Deol comes in at No.3 and is off the mark with a boundary, much like the batter she replaced. Goes past point to the fence here. Anjali tightens up to force three dot balls. 4 runs off the over but the massive scalp of Wolvaardt.
WICKET Laura Wolvaardt b Anjali Sarvani 17 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 130.76
- March 20, 2023 15:496GG 41/0 in 4 overs
Deepti Sharma comes in. Healy is using all her big guns hunting for the breakthrough. Dunkley welcomes the Indian allrounder with a boundary behind square leg. FOUR. Laura Wolvaardt is determined to keep her batting masterclass in the WPL going with a gorgeous shot straight over the bowler’s head for SIX. 12 runs off the over.
- March 20, 2023 15:40GG 29/0 in 3 overs
Alyssa Healy deploys Sophie Ecclestone. Dunkley begins with two runs off the first ball. A stumping opportunity right up front as Dunkley misses the ball and Healy knocks the stumps off. She is in on time though. So no damage done. Ecclestone then sends one straight into Wolvaardt’s pads but it looks like it’s going down leg. UP reviews. Replays show no bat involved. Wicket missing. NOT OUT it will be and UP loses its review. Only three comes from the Ecclestone over. Pegged back just a little by the Warriorz.
- March 20, 2023 15:366GG 26/0 in 2 overs
Spin from the other end. Rajeshwari Gayakwad has been given the ball and Sophia Dunkley is in the mood to punish. She comes down the track to thump one down mid-off after which she gets on one knee to smack the next over extra cover. FOUR! How can you leave Wolvaardt behind? She slogs the final delivery over long-on for SIX! BIG OVER!
- March 20, 2023 15:344GG 11/0 in 1 over
Both of Gujarat’s wins have come batting first. All three of UP’s wins have come when they chased. This is a real catch 22, isn’t it?
Anjali Sarvani begins for UP. Keeps the line straight to Sophia Dunkley. Plenty of on-side protection for Dunkley. She gets off the mark by nudging one down leg side for a single. Laura Wolvaardt gets off the mark with a FOUR down backward point. Sarvani recovers with length ball going into the pads and a yorker which is still negotiated for a couple of runs. Good start for Gujarat. 11 runs come off the first.
- March 20, 2023 15:28Off we go
The players are taking the field. Gujarat openers Dunkley and Wolvaardt are making their way to the middle. Gujarat needs to win and win big to stay in contention for the playoffs. Over to the openers.
- March 20, 2023 15:04Playing 11s
UP Warriorz (Playing 11): Devika Vaidya, Alyssa Healy(w/c), Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Simran Shaikh, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Gujarat Giants (Playing 11): Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Sushma Verma(w), Sneh Rana(c), Kim Garth, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwar, Ashwani Kumari
- March 20, 2023 15:02TOSS: Gujarat Giants win the toss, choose to bat first
Sneh Rana calls it right. Gujarat will bat first.
- March 20, 2023 14:30Lisa Sthalekar on WPL
- March 20, 2023 14:01TEAM - Who will make the playing 11?
UP Warriorz: Devika Vaidya, Alyssa Healy(wk, c), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shabnim Ismail, Lauren Bell, Shivali Shinde, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri.
Gujarat Giants: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sneh Rana(c), Sushma Verma(w), Kim Garth, Tanuja Kanwar, Mansi Joshi, Georgia Wareham, Monica Patel, Ashwani Kumari, Hurley Gala, Shabnam Md Shakil, Parunika Sisodia, Laura Wolvaardt
- March 20, 2023 13:54Match preview by Shayan Acharya
UP Warriorz, which is the only team in this edition of the Women’s Premier League to have defeated the Mumbai Indians, needs to win just one of its last two games to make the Playoffs. And, the Alyssa Healy-led side will be hoping to seal the deal when it meets the struggling Gujarat Giants at the Brabourne Stadium on Monday afternoon.
- March 20, 2023 13:52Where to watch GG vs UPW, WPL 2023?
Where to watch live streaming of GG vs UPW today?
Live streaming of Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz will be available on Sports 18 Network/JioCinema.
What time will GG vs UPW match begin today?
The GG vs UPW match will begin at 3:30 PM IST. The toss of the Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz match will take place at 3:00 PM IST.
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