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All-round Mumbai Indians file fourth straight win in WPL, thrash UP Warriorz by eight wickets

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All-round Mumbai Indians record fourth straight win in WPL, thrash UP Warriorz by eight wickets

Mumbai Indians dished out an all-round present as they sauntered to an eight-wicket win over UP Warriorz to file their fourth straight win within the Women’s Premier League (WPL) right here on Sunday.

Saika Ishaque (3/33) led Mumbai Indians’ fightback with the ball to derail UP Warriorz, who seemed set to register a aggressive complete after half-centuries from Alyssa Healy (58) and Tahlia McGrath (50).

UP Warriorz slumped from 140 for 3 within the seventeenth over to complete at 159 for six after electing to bat, and with 160 to get, Mumbai Indians overhauled the goal on the again of captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten 53 and Nat Sciver-Brunt’s 45 not out, with Yastika Bhaita (42) enjoying a robust hand on the prime.

Harmanpreet and Sciver-Brunt added an unbeaten 106 for the third wicket as Mumbai Indians reached 164 for two in 17.3 overs.

Bhatia took the initiative of scoring on the prime, contributing closely in her 58-run stand for the opening wicket with Hayley Matthews (12).

After a flurry of boundaries within the powerplay, Bhatia despatched the ball flying over long-on off Rajeshwari Gayakwad within the seventh over. But on the subsequent ball, she performed straight to Simran Sheikh at deep midwicket, perishing for 42 off 27 balls with eight fours and a six.

There was drama within the fifth over when Sophie Ecclestone trapped Matthews leg-before and UP Warriorz have been compelled to take a DRS attraction efficiently. The batter had a phrase with the umpire and the bowler, because it turned out {that a} completely different supply was proven on the evaluation.

Matthews’ surprisingly sluggish innings, nevertheless, ended at 12 off 17 balls when she gave a easy return catch to Ecclestone.

Both Harmanpreet and Sciver-Brunt had luck on their aspect within the eleventh over as they seemed to rebuild. Anjali Sarvani bowled Harmanpreet across the legs, however the bails didn’t come off, and Sciver-Brunt did effectively to make the crease simply in time to outlive a direct hit from Sheikh at cowl.

In the 14th over, Ecclestone didn’t seize a troublesome likelihood at cowl off Gayakwad to dismiss Sciver-Brunt on 22, and Harmanpreet added insult to damage by hitting consecutive fours.

Harmanpreet recorded her second fifty in WPL, hitting 9 fours and one six to make 53 not out from 33 balls whereas Sciver-Brunt performed yet one more match-winning knock of 45 not out from 31 balls with six fours and one six.

Earlier within the first half, Ishaque claimed three wickets for 33 runs to assist Mumbai Indians apply brakes on UP Warriorz cost.

Ishaque gave away 10 boundaries in her four-over spell, however she broke via on the prime, dismissing Devika Vaidya early within the powerplay. She returned for her final within the seventeenth over, eradicating Healy and McGrath from the equation inside one over to tug issues again in Mumbai’s management.

Ishaque took her wickets tally to 12 in simply 4 WPL video games to this point, cementing her place as Mumbai Indians’ go-to bowler when in want of breakthroughs.

Healy did the majority of the scoring on the prime, including 50 runs for the second wicket with Kiran Navgire (17) and within the firm of her compatriot Tahlia McGrath, the UP Warriorz captain added one other 82 runs to put the platform for a robust complete.

Even although UP Warriorz fashioned important partnerships within the center, at no stage did they actually launch an all-out assault in opposition to the Mumbai bowlers, who for the primary time in 4 matches have been pushed on the backfoot.

Both Healy and McGrath bought their second half-centuries respectively of the match. The UP Warriorz captain, who made a match-winning 96 not out within the final match in opposition to Delhi Capitals, scored a 46-ball 58 with seven fours and a six.

On the opposite hand, probably the most spectacular batter within the UP Warriorz ranks was McGrath, who pierced the sector at will, rotated the strike with ease and performed some very good strokes on the off-side with timing and precision.

The lanky Australia and UP Warriorz all-rounder completed at 50 from 37 balls, hitting 9 fours within the course of.