- March 24, 2023 23:02Issy Wong after picking her maiden hat-trick in WPL
“Nat deserves it, she really held the innings together, she batted well and helped us to a big score, so she probably deserves it. It’s all a bit surreal, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind for the last couple of weeks. Put in a bit of hard yards for the last couple of years in the gym and rewarding to enjoy all of that. Under lights, it swung. The square allows you to keep the swing going even in the later stages of the innings. We knew if we look after the ball, then we can get it to swing. I was just trying to hit the stumps, Soph got the better of last time, I did not want to land in her spot. She said well bowled, she is a good friend and she is a quality cricketer as well. It’s a bit more exciting as you know each other well. The job’s not done. You don’t enter competitions to make the semi-finals, you enter them to be competitive and try to win it.”
- March 24, 2023 22:45Mumbai Indians enter final, beats UP Warriorz
Mumbai Indians Women rode on Issy Wong’s hat-trick and Nat Sciver-Brunt’s blistering half-century to beat UP Warriorz by 72 runs and book a place in the final.
- March 24, 2023 22:40UPW 106/9 in 17 Overs
Jintimani Kalita has picked her maiden wicket in the WPL as she cleaned up Anjali Sarvani to leave UP Warriorz nine down. This has been a top bowling effort from Mumbai and with a dominant show they have decimated the UP Warriorz batting line-up.
- March 24, 2023 22:33UPW 104/8 in 16 Overs
Matthews has conceded five wides and eight runs from her over as the 100 is up for UP Warriorz. Anjali Sarvani and Rajeshwari Gayakwad are in the middle but Harmanpreet will look to close out the match soon. It should be a blockbuster of a game on Sunday as Delhi Capitals await the winner of this game. As things stand now, Mumbai, favourites to enter final.
- March 24, 2023 22:29UPW 96/8 in 15 Overs
UP Warriorz needs 87 runs from 30 balls Issy Wong finished her spell of 4-0-15-4 and what a memorable night she had. Top show and it has come at a time when it mattered the most.
- March 24, 2023 22:27Issy Wong takes first hattrick of the season in Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz playoff clash
- March 24, 2023 22:25UPW 94/8 in 14 Overs
Matthews strikes and Kalita takes a spectacular catch to end Deepti Sharma’s stay at the wicket. UPW has imploded in a tall chase and the Wong hat-trick has certainly put Mumbai in the final. It’s just a matter of finishing the formalities from here on.
- March 24, 2023 22:20UPW 86/7 in 13 Overs
Issy Wong picks up her maiden hat-trick in the WPL and what a fine show this has been from the medium-pacer. Wong first removed Navgire who played a brilliant cameo but failed to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary as Nat Sciver-Brunt took a neat catch. The bowler then cleaned up Simran Shaikh with a cross-seam delivery and then Sophie Ecclestone dragged a full delivery on to her stumps to hand the match to Mumbai. Hat-trick for Wong and this has been a dominant show by Mumbai.
- March 24, 2023 22:10UPW 84/4 in 12 Overs
Kiran Navgire is playing a blinder as she hammered Amelia Kerr for back-to-back sixes and she is keeping UP Warriorz in the hunt. A six over long-on and then the batter slapped the spinner for a huge six by skipping down the track and tonking a full toss over the sightscreen. Deepti Sharma then found a boundary to make it a 19-run over. UPW needs 99 runs from 48 deliveries.
- March 24, 2023 22:07UPW 65/4 in 11 Overs
Amanjot Kaur bowls a brilliant over as she gives just two runs and has managed to keep Kiran Navgire quiet as UPW required 118 runs from 54 deliveries. Mumbai needs the wicket of Navgire as the batter has the capability to smoke a few out of the park.
- March 24, 2023 22:05In Pictures | Mitchell Starc supports wife Alyssa Healy in crucial UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians clash
- March 24, 2023 22:04UPW 63/4 in 10 Overs
Hayley Matthews starts well as she gives five runs with Navgire breaking away from the shackles with a timely boundary but UPW needs more of those if they need to qualify for the final.
- March 24, 2023 22:03UPW 58/4 in 9 Overs
Amelia Kerr bowls a fine over and Mumbai is firmly on top of the game. Time for a break and UPW will come up with a plan and take the game as deep as possible.
- March 24, 2023 21:54UPW 57/4 in 8 Overs
UP Warriorz sink further and Nat Sciver-Brunt having played a key role with the bat has struck with the ball as she removed Harris to leave UP Warriorz four down. Length delivery and Harris drilled it straight down the throat of Wong at long-on and a delight Mumbai camp roars. UP needs a miracle to win from her and they need 126 runs from 72 balls.
- March 24, 2023 21:47UPW 51/3 in 7 Overs
Poor fielding from Matthews as she put down a sitter and handed Navgire a life! Navgire went for a wild slog off Amelia Kerr and ended up getting a top edge as the ball went high in the air, Matthews ran from long-on, and positioned herself under the skier only to put it down. Harmanpreet can’t belive it and so as Mumbai.
- March 24, 2023 21:43UPW 46/3 in 6 Overs
Navgire and Grace Harris have disturbed the rhythm of Ishaque and have capitalised whenever the left-arm spinner has erred in length. Ishaque tried experimenting with her lengths, and offered freebies in terms of full toss and the result - Navgive tonking the spinner for a 94m six well over long-on to provide much-needed impetus to the innings. 20 runs from Ishaque’s over and UP will be a bit relaxed after a nervy start to the run chase.
- March 24, 2023 21:38UPW 26/3 in 5 Overs
Tahlia McGrath falls and UP Warriorz are in a spot of bother having lost three wickets inside the PowerPlay. All they least expected was a run-out at this moment and it happened as Navgire drives Wong to covers, calls for a risky single and Amanjot fires in a brilliant throw as Yastika runs in, collects the ball and dislodges the bails with her wicket-keeping gloves to put Mumbai firmly on top.
- March 24, 2023 21:33UPW 21/2 in 4 Overs
McGrath holds the key for UPW and she gets going, easing some nerves with a boundary but Mumbai sense an opportunity to make further inroads and another wicket will put them firmly on top of the contest.
- March 24, 2023 21:31UP-W 14/2 in 3 Overs
Issy Wong strikes as the medium pacer removes skipper Alyssa Healy and Mumbai is off to a brilliant start in defence of 182. A flick that went horribly wrong as Healy ended to getting a top-edge and offering a simple catch to Harmanpreet Kaur at mid-off. Tahila McGrath is in the middle along with Kiran Navgire and they have a job in their hands. Mumbai on the attack.
- March 24, 2023 21:24UP-W 8/1 in 2 Overs
Saika Ishaque into the attack and the left-arm spinner started in brilliant fashion as she removed Shweta Sehrawat to give Mumbai an early breakthrough. Top bowling from the youngster as she dismissed the batter with a tossed up delivery and Sehrawat hit it straight to Matthews at covers. Mumbai with an early breakthrough.
- March 24, 2023 21:19UP-W 8/0 in 1 Over
Shweta Sehrawat and Alyssa Healy have started the chase for UP Warriorz with both the openers getting off the mark. Healy flicked the all-rounder to the deep mid-wicket boundary to pick her first boundary in chase of 183.
- March 24, 2023 21:09Our Correspondent Shayan Acharya pings as Mumbai get ready to defend 182
- March 24, 2023 21:04MI-W 182/4 in 20 Overs
Pooja Vastrakar provided the finishing touches with a boundary and a huge six as Mumbai Indians have posted a competitive total of 182/4 on the board. Yastika Bhatia was off the blocks in a flash but it’s Nat Sciver-Brunt’s brilliant unbeaten 72 off 38 balls that really has injected hopes in the Mumbai dressing room and they will believe they can seal the deal and enter the final. Amelia Kerr too played her part with a 19-ball 29 but the Mumbai’s batting revolved largely around Nat Sciver-Brunt, who made most of the opportunity after being handed a life early in the innings. UP Warriorz need to bat well to get 183 and most importantly needs a good start in the PowerPlay to keep Mumbai at bay. Back for the chase in a bit..
- March 24, 2023 20:56MI-W 164/4 in 19 Overs
Amelia Kerr played a gem of a cameo as she took on Ecclestone and dispatched the spinner for a hat-trick of boundaries before Anjali Sarvani took a good catch at the deep. But Kerr played her part by scoring a brilliant 19-ball 29 and that’s a very handy knock.
- March 24, 2023 20:53MI-W 150/3 in 18 Overs
Amelia Kerr targets the deep boundary and gets one to connect successfully as the 150 is up for Mumbai Indians. Nat Sciver-Brunt and Kerr will look to finish things on a high and get to at least 170.
- March 24, 2023 20:48MI-W 141/3 in 17 Overs
Having reached her half-century, Nat Sciver-Brunt hammered Gayakwad for back-to-back boundaries - one over mid-on and then a pull through the mid-wicket - as Mumbai crossed the 140-run mark with three overs to go.
- March 24, 2023 20:43MI-W 128/3 in 16 Overs
Amelia Kerr finds the middle of her bat as she sweeps Ecclestone for a boundary and is looking to free her arms. Meanwhile, Nat Sciver-Brunt got to her half-century in 26 balls and the batter reached the landmark with a boundary to the long-off fence. Fantastic knock under pressure and in a big game.
- March 24, 2023 20:38MI-W 116/3 in 15 Overs
Nat Sciver-Brunt inches closer to her half-century with a fine shot through the cover-point region. The good part from Mumbai’s point of view is they are getting boundaries almost every over and maintaining a healthy run-rate.
- March 24, 2023 20:36MI-W 109/3 in 13 Overs
Nat Sciver-Brunt holds the key for Mumbai after the fall of Harmanpreet and she is now joined by Amelia Kerr, who was the star player for Mumbai in the last match. Rajeshwari Gayakwad is bowling well, not letting the batters score boundaries. In the last five overs, Mumbai has scored 40 runs for the loss of two wickets.
- March 24, 2023 20:33MI-W 104/3 in 13 Overs
Sophie Ecclestone back into the attack and Harmanpreet greeted her with a reverse sweep to bring the 100 up for Mumbai Indians. But Ecclestone had the last laugh as she yorked Harmanpreet who skipped down the track but missed a quicker one as Ecclestone fired in one the moment she saw the Mumbai skipper dance down the track. UP Warriorz then took a review for LBW but Amelia Kerr brought her bat right in time to block the ball.
- March 24, 2023 20:26MI-W 98/2 in 12 Overs
Nat Sciver-Brunt has taken the attack to the opposition and she has dismantled Parshavi Chopra. Nat Sciver-Brunt started the over with a pull through the mid-wicket and then an excellent six over the long-off followed by a boundary through the square carpet. However, the young leg spinner bounced back with a couple of jaffas to Harmanpreet Kaur to end the over.
- March 24, 2023 20:23MI-W 82/2 in 11 Overs
Deepti Sharma has bowled an excellent over and the game is moving beautifully with Harmanpreet and Nat Sciver-Brunt rotating the strike and the UP bowlers creating opportunities and threatening to make further inroads. The cat and mouse game is on with Mumbai trying to press on the accelerator.
- March 24, 2023 20:18MI-W 78/2 in 10 Overs
Parshavi Chopra strikes straightaway after being introduced into the attack and immediately after the strategic time-out break and she ends Matthews’ streaky stay at the crease as the Mumbai openers hits a short ball straight into the hands of the fielder at long-on. Harmanpreet Kaur got off the mark and then took an excellent review to extend her stay at the wicket as Chopra thought she trapped the Mumbai skipper, the umpire raised his finger but an inside edge saved Harmanpreet. Nat Sciver-Brunt finished an eventful over with a powerful shot straight past the bowler for a boundary.
- March 24, 2023 20:08MI-W 69/1 in 9 Overs
Anjali Sarvani took an excellent catch at deep square leg but the ball touched the ground before she completed the catch. Matthews smacked Deepti Sharma hard over the square leg and Anjali took an excellent catch as the ball was dying in front of her. On first impression, it seemed the catch was clean but the third umpire, after seeing from many angles was of the opinion that the ball has been grassed. Harsh call as Matthews survives.
- March 24, 2023 20:01MI-W 61/1 in 8 Overs
UP Warriorz bowling has been disciplined and they haven’t allowed Mumbai to get away with the game and attack. Matthews has struggled a bit to find the boundaries and apart from the massive six, the Mumbai opener hasn’t been able to pierce the gaps. The protection for the bowlers has been set and most importantly the bowlers are sticking to a stump to stump line and offering no freebies. Top stuff from UP bowlers.
- March 24, 2023 19:57MI-W 53/1 in 7 Overs
Sophie Ecclestone into the attack and Nat Sciver-Brunt with a paddle shot gets a boundary and that’s very clever from Nat Sciver-Brunt to execute the shot. The partnership is slowly building and this will be the key for Mumbai. UPW need wickets.
- March 24, 2023 19:54MI 46/1 in 6 Overs
Mumbai Indians pace themselves at around 7 rpo and although haven’t bossed the PowerPlay, they will be happy with the start and will look to build further on the momentum. Yastika Bhatia was the aggressor and it is now on Nat Sciver-Brunt and Hayley Matthews to drive their team ahead. Gayakwad almost ad Nat Sciver-Brunt but Sophie Ecclestone dropped a sitter!
- March 24, 2023 19:49MI-W 37/1 in 5 Overs
Anjali Sarvani strikes and that’s a massive wicket as she removes the dangerous Yastika Bhatia who falls while trying to up the ante inside the Powerplay. Length delivery and all that Bhatia did was chip it straight to the fielder at mid-on. There was absolutely no power in the shot. UPW make the breakthrough and Yastika will be disappointed to let another opportunity go to waste.
- March 24, 2023 19:45MI-W 30/0 in 4 Overs
Hayley Matthews gets into the act as she tonks Harris high and well over the deep square leg to spoil in what was a brilliant over. Still seven from the over and Harris has been disciplined despite getting hammered for a huge six.
- March 24, 2023 19:41MI-W 23/0 in 3 Overs
Rajeshwari Gayakwad into the attack and Yastika continues with her attacking style of play as she flayed the left-arm spinner over the backward point region for a boundary. The southpaw then scored her fourth boundary, lofting the spinner over the in-field as the ball raced to the deep cover fence. Bright start for Mumbai and credit to Yastika.
- March 24, 2023 19:36MI-W 12/0 in 2 Overs
Anjali Sarvani charged in from the other end and the left-arm medium pacer started well by squaring up Matthews who got beaten by a delivery that landed in the good length area and just jagged back. Yastika continues to attack as she sliced an away going delivery over the in-field as the ball raced away to the fence.
- March 24, 2023 19:33MI-W 6/0 in 1 Over
Yastika Bhatia gets off the mark with a brilliant sweep shot and the execution was perfect as she swept Harris through the backward square leg for a boundary. Good positive intent from the opener as she is no mood to let Harris settle into a rhythm.
- March 24, 2023 19:30Match time!
Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia are out there in the middle and after the customary huddle, the women in yellow sprint out in their pursuit of booking a place in the final. With the ball it will be Grace Harris who will start proceedings. Here we go!
- March 24, 2023 19:21Our correspondent Shayan Acharya pings from the Press box
- March 24, 2023 19:07Alyssa Healy at the Toss
“Always nice to win the toss. Going to bowl tonight. Wicket looks a belter, don’t think it’ll change much. Hope dew comes in later. Last few teams batting first have lost the game. Few changes from the last match. Grace Harris comes back in, can’t remember all the others. Unfortunately Shabnim misses out.”
- March 24, 2023 19:07Harmanpreet Kaur at the Toss
“When we played last time it was a very good wicket to bat on. Chasing is something everything prefers, would’ve done the same. But we have a decent side. When we started we were looking positive. But those two games turned the tables. But we want to be positive. Going with the same team.”
- March 24, 2023 19:05UP Warriorz Playing XI
Alyssa Healy(w/c), Shweta Sehrawat, Simran Shaikh, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri
- March 24, 2023 19:05Mumbai Indians Playing XI
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Melie Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
- March 24, 2023 19:04Our Correspondent Shayan Acharya pings from the match centre
- March 24, 2023 19:02Toss Update
UP Warriorz wins toss, opts to bowl first
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- March 24, 2023 18:45UPW all-rounder Tahlia McGrath ahead of playoff vs MI
- March 24, 2023 18:40MI ready for Eliminator
- March 24, 2023 18:30UP Warriorz Predicted Playing XI
Devika Vaidya, Alyssa Healy (C & wk), Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Simran Shaikh, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
- March 24, 2023 18:30Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Melie Kerr, Issy Wong/Chloe Tryon, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
- March 24, 2023 18:25Clash for spot in final!
- March 24, 2023 18:24Sportstar Special | Lisa Sthalekar: WPL 2023 a pinch-yourself moment for women cricketers in the league
- March 24, 2023 18:10UP Warriorz Squad
Alyssa Healy(w/c), Shweta Sehrawat, Simran Shaikh, Tahlia McGrath, Kiran Navgire, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Shabnim Ismail, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Shivali Shinde, Laxmi Yadav
- March 24, 2023 18:09Mumbai Indians Women Squad
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Melie Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque, Chloe Tryon, Heather Graham, Dhara Gujjar, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Priyanka Bala
- March 24, 2023 18:08MI-W vs UPW Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Alyssa Healy
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Tahlia McGrath (VC)
All-rounders: Grace Harris, Hayley Matthews, Natalie Sciver (C), Deepti Sharma, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong, Saika Ishaque
- March 24, 2023 18:06MI-W vs UPW, Eliminator WPL 2023 - Preview
- March 24, 2023 18:01Mumbai Indians takes on UP Warriorz for a place in title clash
After the conclusion of league stage of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), three teams managed to reach the knockouts - Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz - with the Capitals already in the final. And, at the DY Patil Stadium on Friday, UP Warriorz will square off against Mumbai Indians in the eliminator with the hope of setting up a summit clash against the Capitals on Sunday.
Even a few days ago, not many thought that Mumbai Indians would miss out on a spot in the final after five consecutive wins. The team then lost to UP Warriorz and Capitals in two successive games, thereby slipping in the points table in terms of Net Run Rate. That eventually paved the way for Delhi Capitals’ flourish.
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