The inaugural season of the WPL saw UP Warriorz hand Mumbai Indians Women hand their first loss of the season. UP Warriorz displayed a remarkable performance by restricting the formidable Mumbai Indians to a modest total of 127 runs in their first innings.
Deepti Sharma, one of the key players in UP-W’s squad, showcased her outstanding bowling skills by picking up two crucial wickets. Additionally, Sophie Ecclestone was instrumental in containing Mumbai Indians’ batsmen as she gave away only 15 runs in her four overs and took three wickets.
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Although Mumbai Indians started their second innings positively, with the required run rate in their favour, Grace Harris and Tahlia Mcgrath’s crucial knocks put UP-W back in the game.
With only five runs needed off the last six balls, Ecclestone missed the first two deliveries as Wong, Mumbai’s bowler, was right on the money. The tension was palpable in both camps as the match approached its climax.
However, Ecclestone held her nerve and finished off the game in style by hitting a crucial six. This exceptional victory for UP-W not only showcased their strong team spirit and resilience but also marked the end of MI’s winning streak of five matches.
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Deepti Sharma Ecstatic After Her Match-Winning Knock Against Mumbai Indians
After UP Warriorz defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets, all-rounder Deepti Sharma expressed that her main aim was to play until the end of the innings and secure a victory for her team. She acknowledged the presence of Sophie Ecclestone as a reliable partner in achieving their goal. The partnership between Deepti and Ecclestone proved pivotal in helping UP-W halt MI’s winning streak in the WPL’s first season.
“I knew with Sophie at the other end we can get over the line, so I just wanted to take it deep and finish. It was slightly better to bat than the first innings, Credit to the entire team. With the ball and then McGrath and Harris with the bat. We were focusing on the positives than the negatives and backing each other.”
UP Warriorz with their big win over Mumbai have kept their chance of making it into the knockouts alive, the game against UP and Gujarat Giants Women is going to be a virtual knockout if Gujarat manage to beat Bangalore in their fixture tonight.
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