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WPL 2023: Sciver-Brunt, Wong guide Mumbai Indians to final clash

Mumbai Indians will now face Delhi Capitals in the final clash of WPL on Sunday.

Written By: Aachal Maniyar New Delhi Updated on: March 24, 2023 23:48 IST
Mumbai Indians advance to the final
Image Source : PTI Mumbai Indians advance to the final

Mumbai Indians thrashed UP Warriorz in the eliminator of the Women's Premier League on Friday. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team has stormed into the final clash against Delhi Capitals by winning the one-sided match by 72 runs. In the match, the captain of UPW won the toss and decided to bowl. Coming to bat first, the Mumbai Indians team scored 182 runs at the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the target of 183 runs, UPW got bundled out for 110 runs in 17.4 overs.

Nat Sciver-Brunt's blistering unbeaten 72 powered the Mumbai Indians to an impressive 182/4. On the other hand, Issy Wong who took a 4-wicket haul including hat-trick played an important role in collapsing the batting order of the Alyssa Healy-led team. The UP Warriorz were bundled out for just runs.

UP Warriorz controlled the first half of the knockout clash through their spin bowlers, not allowing the majority of Mumbai batters to get away barring Sciver-Brunt, who led the fight for her side. Sciver-Brunt was at her brutal best with the bat, clobbering nine fours and two sixes to make an unbeaten 72 from only 38 balls. Having added 78 runs from overs 5-15,  Team Mumbai Indians smashed 66 runs in the last five overs, 19 coming off from the last over, to put up a stiff total.

In the second innings, none of the UP batters could do anything special and Issy Wong also took a brilliant hat-trick in the 13th over. She took 4 important wickets for 15 runs in 4 overs in this match. Nat Sciver-Brunt also took a wicket in the second innings. and she was named player of the match for his all-round performance. 

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