WPL: UP Warriorz trump Mumbai to register their first win

UP Warriorz registered their first win of the Women’s Premier League 2024 by handing a crushing seven-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians in Match 6 on Wednesday, February 28 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. After being put in to bat first, Mumbai posted a decent score of 161/6 in their allotted 20 overs riding on a half-century from Hayley Matthews (55 off 47).

In reply, UP comfortably chased down the target with openers Alyssa Healy (33 off 29) and Kiran Navgire getting the team off to a great start with a 94-run standoff 56 balls. Following their dismissals, Grace Harris (38* off 17) and Deepti Sharma (27* off 20) took their team home with an unbeaten match-winning stand of 65 off 36 balls.

Top Performers of the Match

Kiran Navgire (57 off 31)

The opening batter came out with a clear intent to take on MI bowlers and made full use of the powerplay by finding boundaries. She raced to her half-century off just 25 balls with back-to-back sixes against Hayley Matthews. Navgire was finally dismissed on getting stumped against Amelia Kerr after scoring 57 (31) with the help of six fours and four gigantic sixes.

Issy Wong (2/30)

With the game running away from MI, after a massive opening stand between Healy and Navgire, Wong brought UP back in the game with double strikes in her second over. The right-arm seamer leaked 17 runs in her first over but made a brilliant comeback in the next one by first trapping Tahlia McGrath (1 of 4) in front of the stumps.

She later got the prized scalp of Alyssa Healy two balls later who hit one straight to Saika Ishaque at point. Following her double-wicket over, UP were reduced to 98/3 after 10.4 overs with two new batters at the crease.

What’s next for both teams?

UP will next take on Gujarat Giants on Friday, March 01 while Mumbai will next lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore Women on Saturday, March 2.