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WPL 2023, UPW vs GG: Grace Harris Stars As UP Warriors Beat Gujarat Giants By 3 Wickets In Last-Over Thriller




Half-centuries from Kiran Navagire and Grace Harris powered UP Warriors to a three-wicket win over Gujarat Giants in the first match of their Women’s Premier League (WPL) campaign at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Chasing 170, UP Warriors got off to a poor start as Australia all-rounder dismissed captain Alyssa Healy (7), Indian U-19 sensation Shweta Sehrawat (5) and world number one T20 batsman Tahlia McGrath. crossed the top order. 0) on the cheap. UP were reduced to 20/3 in three overs.

Kiran Navagire and Deepti Sharma helped UP progress in the remainder of the powerplay without further loss. UP were 35/3 at the end of the powerplay in six overs as Kiran Navagire (19*) and Deepti Sharma (0*) remained unbeaten.

Navagire was looking in good form and hit some brilliant shots. Deepti was the anchor of the partnership. UP completed 50 runs in 7.5 overs.

At the end of 10 overs, UP Warriors were at 70/3, with Kiran (46*) and Deepti (8*) unbeaten. Both also shared a 50-run partnership in 42 balls.

Kiran completed his half-century in 40 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.

Mansi Joshi gave success to Gujarat after scoring 11 runs in 16 balls by dismissing Deepti. The 66-run partnership for the fourth wicket was broken. UP were at 86/4 in 12 overs.

Garth continued his reign of terror by dismissing the well-set Kiran for a 43-ball 53 and Simran Sheikh for a golden duck. UP were reduced to 88/6 in 12.5 overs.

UP crossed the 100-run mark in 15 overs.

Devika Vaidya was dismissed by Annabel Sutherland for 4 runs. UP was 105/7 in 15.4 overs.

Kim’s 18th over proved to be the game-changer as UP batsmen Grace Harris and Sophie Ecclestone dismissed her for 20, reducing the deficit to 33 runs in 12 balls.

UP needed 19 runs in the last over after Gardner gave away 14 runs in the 19th over.

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.

Garth was one of the bowlers with 5/36 for GG. Sutherland and Joshi also took one wicket each.

Earlier, Harleen Deol’s blistering innings and her partnership with Australian all-rounder Ashley Gardner during their Women’s Premier League (WPL) match against UP Warriors at DY Patil helped Gujarat Giants reach a solid score of 169/6 in their 20 overs. helped. Stadium on Sunday.

After electing to bat first, Gujarat Giants made a solid start with the bat. Opener Sabbhineni Meghna looked really good, hitting five fours.

But all-rounder Deepti Sharma got the breakthrough for UP Warriors by dismissing opener Sophia Dunkley for 13 runs in 11 balls. GG was 34/1 in 3.5 overs.

In the next over, world No. 1 T20I bowler Sofia Ecclestone dismissed Sabbineni for 24 off 15 balls. GG was 38/2 in 4.3 overs.

The pair of Harleen Deol and Annabel Sutherland powered their side through the rest of the powerplay without further loss. At the end of six overs, GG were 45/2, with Harleen (1*) and Sutherland (6*) at the crease.

In the eighth over, Ecclestone took his second wicket to dismiss Sutherland for eight off 10 balls. GG was 50/3 in 7.1 overs.

At the end of 10 overs, GG were 67/3, with Harleen (14*) and Sushma (5*) unbeaten at the crease.

Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath got wicketkeeper-batsman Sushma Verma for nine to give her team another wicket. GG was 76/4 in 10.3 overs.

Ashleigh Garander was next at the crease. Gujarat Giants crossed the 100-run mark in 13.5 overs by hitting a big six.

At the end of 15 overs, GG were at 116/4, with Harleen (28*) and Gardner (21*) sharing a solid partnership.

In the 17th over of the match, Harleen increased the run rate by hitting Devika Vaidya for four consecutive fours.

Anjali Sarwani ends Harleen’s stay at the crease. The batsman scored 46 runs in 32 balls with the help of seven fours. GG were at 142/6 in 17.2 overs.

Dayalan Hemlata, the all-rounder helped his team cross the 150-run mark in 18.2 overs. GG ended their innings at 169/6 with Dayalan (21*) and Sneh (9*) remaining unbeaten.

Sophie was the pick of the bowlers for UP with 2/25. Deepti also took two wickets while Anjali and Tahlia took one wicket each.

Brief scores: Gujarat Giants: 169/6 (Harleen Deol 46, Ashleigh Gardner 25, Sophie Ecclestone 2/25) lose to UP Warriors: 175/7 in 19.5 overs (Grace Harris 59*, Kiran Navagire 53, Kim Garth 5/36) ) ).

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