WPL 2024: Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz Match 18 Highlights

This was a great matchup between the Gujarat Giants women and the UP Warriorz. Both the teams were struggling in this tournament, and wanted something nice for a closure. And it seems like the Gujarat Giants got that win here. They won this match by 8 runs, and what a match it was. If you think you have been entertained by watching a tight match, you are wrong. This was the real deal.

Continue reading the entire thing to know what exactly happened in this match.

Match details

Date11 March 2024
VenueArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
MatchGujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz
UmpiresGayathri Venugopalan
P Jayapal
TV UmpireAbhijeet Bengeri
Reserve UmpireVrinda Rathi
Match RefereeAnupa Narvekar

Playing 11

UP WarriorzGujarat Giants
Alyssa Healy (w/c)Laura Wolvaardt
Kiran NavgireBeth Mooney (w/c)
Chamari AthapaththuPhoebe Litchfield
Grace HarrisDayalan Hemalatha
Deepti SharmaAshleigh Gardner
Shweta SehrawatBharati Fulmali
Poonam KhemnarKathryn Bryce
Sophie EcclestoneMannat Kashyap
Saima ThakorTanuja Kanwar
Rajeshwari GayakwadMeghna Singh
Anjali SarvaniShabnam Md Shakil

First Innings

  • They started and finished well, but failed in the middle overs. However, this inning revolves around Mooney. She had not run a ball in a long time.
  • Her fifty was not even quick, but she stayed in there, rode some luck, and delivered a spectacular conclusion to defeat the best bowler of the occasion.
  • Ecclestone took 3-17 in her first three overs. Mooney tried to bring her down alone, hitting 21 and even asking one of her fellow players to give up the wicket via a run-out to do so.
  • The Warriorz did an excellent job of regaining control following a wicket-less powerplay.
  • With Wolvaardt leading the way, but in the middle overs, they scooped up three wickets for 13 runs and four wickets for 18 runs.
  • This appeared to be an average of 140 total till Mooney smashed her way. Still a little total on the table.

Second Innings

  • An uninterrupted stand of 109 almost pulled it off, but Gujarat held their nerve.
  • It all came down to a few key moments in the end: the 18th over by Meghna Singh, who surrendered only three runs, was one, and in the last over, after striking a six, Deepti chose to run when she should have been on strike.
  • That’s how T20 games go: tiny margins may decide whether you win or lose. However, in the grand scheme of things, the game was effectively over when the top order was destroyed.
  • Healy and Chamari opted to attack from the start and lost their wickets in the first over, which was an important turning point.

Match Summary

GG won the toss and chose to bat first
Beth Mooney 74 (52)Sophie Ecclestone 3-38
Laura Wolvaardt 43 (30)Deepti Sharma 2-22
Ashleigh Gardner 15 (10)Chamari Athapaththu 1-25
TARGET = 153 runs
Deepti Sharma 88 (60)Shabnam Shakil 3-11
Poonam Khemnar 36 (36)
Shweta Sehrawat 8 (9)Kathryn Bryce 1-26
Alyssa Healy 4 (3)Ashleigh Gardner 1-30
RESULT = GG won by 8 runs
PoM = Shabnam Shakil

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