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WPL: Hayley Matthews blazes an impressive path for Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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WPL: Hayley Matthews blazes a magnificent trail for Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Hayley Matthews has been the lone shining star within the West Indies aspect for some time now. A really dependable off-spinner, athletic on the sector and most significantly harmful with the bat on the prime, Hayley has acquired all the things in her armoury. There is a motive why like a lot of her male counterparts, she is most wanted in T20 leagues all over the world. On Monday, the 24-year-old lit up the Women’s Premier League as her all-round effort (3 wickets & unbeaten 77 off 38) helped Mumbai Indians make mild work of Royal Challengers Bangalore on the Brabourne Stadium.

Hayley is simply 24, however ever since she burst into the scene as a childhood prodigy, she has been destined for larger issues and nothing illustrated it greater than the 45-ball 66 she scored towards Australia within the closing of the 2016 T20 World Cup – the one time the latter has misplaced within the title decider.

Growing up in Barbados, Hayley was a part of her faculty boys crew, whom she went on to captain in native tournaments. At 13, she captained the Under-13 boys crew and in Barbados First Division cricket has batted alongside West Indies males’s crew opener Shai Hope.

3⃣ Wickets
7⃣7⃣* Runs

For her MI-ghty all-round efficiency, @MyNameIs_Hayley baggage the Player of the Match award as @mipaltan sealed a scientific win over #RCB 🙌 🙌

Scorecard ▶️ | #MIvRCB

— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 6, 2023

Although she has blown cold and warm on the senior degree, Hayley appears to be coming of age, and her innings with the bat on Monday was additional proof of it. This was a recreation the place Hayley was in command from the phrase go to the final ball as Mumbai Indians chased down their goal of 156 with 9 wickets in hand and 34 balls left.

It was a dominant efficiency, the kinds that makes Mumbai Indians, an early contender to carry the title. Be it with their techniques – to begin with spin towards Smriti Mandhana for instance or with their fielding or intent with the bat, Mumbai had been all the things that Royal Challengers Bangalore weren’t. It was a wierd recreation for Bangalore, who after profitable the toss and in situations the place dew would play a task in a while, selected to bat first towards a aspect that has loads of batting depth.

With runs on board being the important thing, Bangalore’s method was daring from the beginning. However, what proved to be their larger undoing with the bat was their failure to vary the tempo. Whenever they misplaced a wicket, they confirmed a daring method to counter-attack. While it labored at instances, it price them so much, resulting in the wickets of Mandhana, Disha Kasat, Heather Knight who all fell in area of seven deliveries after the dismissal of Sophie Devine.

WHAT. A. WIN! 👏 👏

2⃣ wins in a row for @mipaltan! 👍 👍

The @ImHarmanpreet-led unit beats Royal Challengers Bangalore by 9⃣ wickets to bag 2⃣ extra factors! 👌 👌

Scorecard ▶️ | #MIvRCB

— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 6, 2023

RCB recuperate

At 43/4 it regarded tough for Bangalore to place even an affordable whole. However, Elysse Perry, Richa Ghosh, Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Megan Schutt all swung the lengthy deal with to good impact as they managed to carry the crew to 155. That Bangalore lasted solely 18.4 overs confirmed how they had been inflexible of their method.

Chasing 156, Mumbai didn’t have the necessity to present their batting would possibly, however Hayley undoubtedly confirmed what she is succesful off. Liberated by a robust middle-order presence, Hayley was at her free-flowing greatest on a pitch that fits her recreation. Unlike the pitches she finds again residence – that are gradual and low – the batting pleasant tracks go well with her fashion of recreation and what stood out was how early she picked the size and the way properly she dictated the tempo of the sport. Once she acquired a dangle of the pitch and the assault, Hayley was merely unstoppable as she used the quick boundaries to good impact and picked 13 fours and one six.

1⃣0⃣0⃣ up for @RCBTweets in 12 overs 👍 👍@13richaghosh & Kanika Ahuja are upping the ante 👏 👏

Follow the match ▶️ | #MIvRCB

— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 6, 2023

“It was a pretty good pitch to bat on. Before the game began we thought 170-180-plus would be par. After the first innings we knew we were in for a big finish. We had good batting depth and myself and Nat (Sciver-Brunt) were able to do that and secure a very good win,” Hayley stated.

If Hayley was taking part in a whirlwind knock, Sciver-Brunt was in her standard aspect as properly, as her unbeaten 29-ball 55 was put within the shadow solely by a particular knock for Hayley.