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WPL, UP vs GG Highlights: Grace Harris stars as UP Warriorz register an exciting three-wicket win towards Gujarat Giants | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: A surprising knock from Australian all-rounder Grace Harris (59 not out off 26 balls) powered UP Warriorz to an unlikely three-wicket victory over Gujarat Giants in a last-over thriller on the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
Chasing a difficult 170-run goal, Warriorz have been nearly out of the hunt, tottering at 105 for 7 within the sixteenth over. It was then Harris was joined within the center by Sophie Ecclestone (22* off 12) and the duo turned the match the wrong way up with an unbeaten 70-run partnership in simply 4.1 overs.
Because it occurred: UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants
Needing 19 off the ultimate over, bowled by Annabel Sutherland, Harris stored her crew within the hunt by hitting the primary ball over the mid-wicket for a six. A 4 two balls later modified the situation to six off 3 balls for the Warriorz. Harris then levelled the rating with one other 4 off the fourth ball, earlier than taking her crew residence in model with a six as they chased down the goal with a ball to spare.
Pacer Kim Garth (5 for 36), who joined Gujarat as substitute of Deandra Dottin, produced two beautiful overs to place Gujarat within the driver’s seat earlier than Harris-Ecclestone stand took the sport away from them.

Twenty-four hours after they crashed to 64 all out within the WPL opener, Gujarat Giants confirmed their unflappable spirit and revived their hopes as Garth decreased UP to twenty/3 inside three overs.
The Irish-Australian recruit, Garth blew away the UP top-order en route her 5/36, the second fifer within the WPL — each approaching the identical day.
Shortly after somewhat recognized Tara Norris of an Affiliate Nation (USA) picked WPL’s first fifer, it was time for the one other nondescript cricketer to set the WPL on hearth with wickets of Alyssa Healy (7), Shweta Sherawat (5) and Tahila McGrath (0) in a single over.
After a sedate first over during which Healy smashed a half-volley for a boundary, Garth bounced again to take a surprising catch off her personal bowling on her second try to dismiss the star Australian.
Garth bought her second scalp dismissing Sehrawat courtesy a top-notch catch by Mansi Joshi. She adopted it up accounting for McGrath for a golden duck that decreased UP to twenty/3 contained in the third over.

Promoted to No 3, the burly hard-hitting Kiran Navgire then revived UP’s hopes with an aggressive fifty.
They misplaced half of their aspect after Navgire departed after a preventing 43-ball 53 (5×4, 2×6) with Garth taking her fourth scalp of the day.
Quantity six batter Harris then took cost of the proceedings however wickets stored falling with Garth racing to her fifer after cleansing up Simran Shaikh.
Having decreased UP to 105/7 in 15.4 overs, Gujarat Giants have been observing a simple win however Sophie and Harris had different concepts.
Needing 65 from the final 4 overs, UP broke free when Harris danced down the monitor to smash Tanuja Kanwar for a six over midwicket.
Garth ended up leaking 20 in her final over with Harris and Ecclestone smashing 4 boundaries, to take the equation right down to 33 off 12 balls.
Ecclestone smashed Gardner for a six in a 14-run penultimate over.
Seamer Annabel Sutherland then was given the duty to defend 19 within the final over and Harris pulled her for a six off the primary ball. Ten wanted off 4 balls, Harris remained calm and hit her for a boundary and referred to as a assessment for a large that was given in UP’s favour. She then sealed the win with a boundary and a six.
Returning to the identical venue a day after they endured a 143-run defeat towards Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Giants rode on Sneh Rana’s counter-attacking 46 off 32 balls to place up a par 169 for six.
The world’s No.1-ranked T20I bowler Sophie returned with 2/25, whereas Deepti additionally bagged two (2/27) because the spin duo operated cleverly within the center overs to stymie Gujarat’s progress.
Returning to the identical venue a day after they folded up for 64 to endure a 143-run defeat towards Mumbai Indians within the WPL opener, Gujarat Giants bought off to an explosive begin after opting to bat.
Sabbhineni Meghana (24; 15b) and Sophia Dunkley (13; 11b) countered Anjali Sarvani’s tempo assault with aplomb. Meghana teed off with back-to-back boundaries earlier than Dunkley bought it going with as many fours.
The Giants have been cruising at 10 per over after three overs when Deepti gave the essential breakthrough when she yorked the English batter in her first over.
On the different finish, Sophie Ecclestone additionally bought into the act, dismissing Meghana off her third supply.
Ecclestone bought her second wicket when she dismissed Annabel Sutherland (8) cheaply, whereas Tahlia McGrath made it 76/4 across the midway mark after she had wicketkeeper-batter Sushma Verma (9).
However Harleen revived their innings within the firm of world’s top-ranked all-rounder Ashleigh Garnder (25) because the duo made speedy progress within the center overs.
Ashleigh was wanting ominous when she hit Deepti for a boundary within the sixteenth over however the Indian off-spinner foxed her with a tossed up supply to stump the batter.
However Harleen ensured that they stored the momentum when she hit Devika Vaidya for 3 boundaries in a row however missed a fifty by 4 runs after being dismissed by Anjali Sarvani.
(With inputs from PTI)



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