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WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians Women v UP Warriorz Women, Eliminator: Wong's 'trick, Sciver-Brunt take Mumbai into final

Mumbai Indians reached the final of the Women's Premier League as they defeated UP Warriorz by 72 runs in the Eliminator clash at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Friday.

After being asked to bat, Mumbai posted 182 for four in their 20 overs and in response UP was bowled out for 110 in 17.4 overs.

Mumbai started off well with their openers Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews adding 31 for the first wicket. Then Nat Sciver-Brunt took charge of the innings. Sciver-Brunt added 60 runs for the fourth wicket with Amelia Kerr which helped swell Mumbai score. Sciver-Brunt remained unbeaten on 72 off 38 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes. Mumbai finished on 182 for four in their 20 overs. For UP the best bowler was Sophie Ecclestone (2-39).

In their response UP had a disastrous start. UP was reduced to 21 for three. Then Grace Harris and Kiran Navgire teamed up to add 35 runs for the fourth wicket. Navgire held the innings together. She top-scored with 43 off 27 balls with four boundaries and three sixes. But the rest of the batters did not show any fight as Mumbai held sway. UP was finally bowled out for 110 in 17.4 overs. For Mumbai Issy Wong picked up the first hat-trick of the tournament as she dismissed Navgire, Simran Shaikh and Ecclestone in the 13th over of the innings. UP slipped from 84 for four to 84 for seven. Wong was the best bowler (4-15) and Saika Ishaque (2-24) was the other successful bowler. Mumbai will now play Delhi Capitals in the final on Sunday.

Match Summary
Mumbai Indians Women: 182-4 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Yastika Bhatia-4.2 ov), 2-69 (Hayley Matthews-9.1 ov), 3-104 (Harmanpreet Kaur-12.5 ov), 4-164 (Amelia Kerr-18.6 ov)

UP Warriorz Women: 110 (17.4)
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Shweta Sehrawat-1.6 ov), 2-12 (Alyssa Healy-2.2 ov), 3-21 (Tahlia McGrath-4.1 ov), 4-56 (Grace Harris-7.5 ov), 5-84 (Kiran Navgire-12.2 ov), 6-84 (Simran Shaikh-12.3 ov), 7-84 (Sophie Ecclestone-12.4 ov), 8-94 (Deepti Sharma-13.5 ov), 9-104 (Anjali Sarvani-16.1 ov), 10-110 (Rajeshwari Gayakwad-17.4 ov)


Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians Women: Yastika Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Amanjot Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Natalie Sciver, Amelia Kerr, Humaira Kazi, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Jintimani Kalita

UP Warriorz Women: Alyssa Healy (wicket-keeper & captain), Tahlia McGrath, Kiran Prabhu Navgire, Simran Shaikh, Shweta Sehrawat, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Match Details
Toss: UP Warriorz Women, elected to field
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Start time: 1400 hrs GMT
Match officials: Nitin Pandit, Saurabh Dhote (On-field Umpires); Ranjeev Sharma (TV Umpire); Gayathri Venugopalan (Reserve Umpire); Rajni Basnet (Match-referee)

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