UP Warriorz 175 for 7 (Harris 59*, Navgire 53, Garth 5-36) beat Gujarat Giants 169 for six (Deol 46) by three wickets
Gujarat had put in a much-improved batting show, with Harleen Deol anchoring the innings. She made 46 off 32 deliveries, and had assist from Ashleigh Gardner (25 off 19) and Dayalan Hemalatha (21* off 13). The spotlight of her efficiency was when she hit Devika Vaidya for 4 consecutive boundaries within the seventeenth over.
With Garth producing some away swing, which led to Alyssa Healy getting a vanguard again to the quick bowler and Shweta Sehrawat slicing the ball to brief third, stand-in captain Rana introduced in a slip for Tahlia McGrath. The transfer paid quick dividends as McGrath edged her first authorized supply to Hemalatha at slip.
Kiran Navgire and Deepti Sharma placed on 66 runs for the fourth wicket, with Navgire happening to attain a half-century off 40 deliveries. In the identical over – the twelfth – Mansi Joshi knocked Deepti over with one which tailed again into the left-hander.
Garth got here again into the assault instantly and had Navgire gloving a brief ball behind to Healy after which castled Simran Shaikh with a yorker. When Sutherland had Vaidya caught at mid-on within the sixteenth over, it seemed like Giants had the match beneath management.
That is when Harris started to vary the sport, with Sophie Ecclestone for firm. Warriorz wanted 19 off the ultimate over. Harris deposited the primary supply for a six over midwicket, after which the primary of the 2 wides occurred.
Harris then took two to deep midwicket earlier than smashing a 4 down the bottom. The broad yorker adopted and whereas Sutherland thought she had received away with it, a evaluate by Harris resulted within the third umpire calling it a large. Harris then despatched a low full toss flying over backward sq. to complete the sport the best way she had performed it – with a bang.
“I began poorly and I believed I used to be fluffing round,” Harris mentioned after profitable the Participant of the Match award. “You want to get the circumstances of the wicket and I used to be grateful that Sophie (Ecclestone) additionally motored alongside.
“I knew what I wished to do. I used to be getting antsy when there have been so many breaks within the DRS. I used to be in a position to compose myself, however I used to be psyched to get to bat and rating. I like batting with freedom. The coach is supportive and tells me to be free.”
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