UP Warriorz won a nail-bitter against Gujarat Giants, who now have suffered two back-to-back loses. Grace Harris played a stunning knock of 59 runs in 26 balls where she struck 7 fours & 3 sixes. Skipper Alyssa Healy would be delighted with this performance as at one stage it looked like the game is done & dusted. Alyssa Healy couldn’t trouble the scorers as she scored 7 runs in 8 balls where she struck 1 four.
Kiran Navgire had played an invaluable knock of 53 runs in 43 balls where she struck 5 fours & 2 sixes. Kiran Navgire took the team out of trouble as earlier UP Warriorz were restricted to 20-3 in 3 overs in the run chase of 170 runs. UP Warriorz would be pumped up with their performance as not many gave them a chance as they required 63 runs to win from 4 overs.
Gujarat Giants (GG) would be shell-shocked as all their hard work went into vain. It was a collective effort from the GG batters where Harleen Deol scored 46 runs in 32 balls where she struck 7 fours and there were handy cameos from Gardner & Hemalatha. Perhaps, GG need to go to the drawing board.
UP Warriorz skipper Alyssa Healy would be worried about the performance of Tahlia McGrath & Deepti Sharma as the two batters were dismissed cheaply. UP Warriorz’ next match is against Delhi Capitals Women on 7th March where DC Women registered a convincing win over RCB Women.
Full credit to Grace- Alyssa Healy
During the post-match presentation, Alyssa Healy was asked about the victory & Grace Harris.
“Full credit to Grace and our lower-order in particular. Grace is Grace. That’s the only way to describe it. She’s got the ability to strike the ball like she did. Kiran was sensational. If we lost an early wicket, we were going to send her in for a whack. She was great tonight.” said Alyssa Healy.
It was pretty special- Alyssa Healy
“When you throw them the ball, you know what you’ll get (Sophie and Deepti). We’ll celebrate that. It was pretty special.” she added.