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On her match-winning knock against Gujarat Giants, Grace Harris said, “Just got really mad…”




"Was it really crazy..." Grace Harris on her match winning knock against Gujarat Giants

Grace Harris scored 59 off 26 balls against Gujarat Giants© Twitter

Australia all-rounder Grace Harris expressed that she was raring to go out to bat in the UP Warriors chase against Gujarat Giants after her incredible knock in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) on Sunday. The Aussie said she was preparing ahead of the WPL and prefers to bat in the middle with an aggressive mindset. She thanked her captain Alyssa Healy and coach John Lewis for supporting her to bat with freedom. Harris said, “I was really excited to get out there and hold the bat. Been training a lot. Loved batting with a little bit of freedom. Haley, coach supports any decision.”

The right-handed batsman said of his match-winning innings and his crucial partnership with Sophie Ecclestone, “I started badly. You need the conditions to know how to play. I am thankful that Sophie Backed up. Feels great to finish.” Game off. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Was getting a bit antsy at the end when there were so many breaks with DRS on. She is a clean striker (Sophie).”

Talking about the DRS (Decision Review System) glitch during the latter half of the innings, he said, “There was a bit of confusion at the end when the umpire said the DRS had come down. It was a good bit. Had fun.”

Harris further said that she wanted to eat burgers to celebrate the win, but felt that if she could not get them, she would rather eat butter chicken.

He said, “I don’t know where I’ll find some burgers in India. Maybe some butter chicken.”

Kiran Navagire and Grace Harris struck half-centuries to help UP Warriors register a last-over victory over Gujarat Giants in the first match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

Grace completed his half-century in just 25 balls which included seven fours and two sixes. Grace finished the match with a six, taking her team across the finishing line with one ball to spare. UP ended on 175/7 in 19.5 overs with Grace (59*) and Ecclestone (22*) out. He had a quickfire partnership of 70 runs in 25 balls to guide his team to victory.

Earlier, a blistering knock from Harleen Deol and her partnership with Australian all-rounder Ashley Gardner helped Gujarat Giants post a solid 169/6 in their 20 overs.

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