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WPL 2024: Navgire's Heroics Propel UP Warriorz to Victory against Mumbai Indians

Catch the highlights of the thrilling WPL 2024 match between UP Warriorz and Mumbai Indians, where Navgire's heroics led UP Warriorz to a stunning victory. Stay updated on all the action and results from the WPL 2024 tournament.

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By Mystic Vivan
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In a thrilling encounter at the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024, the UP Warriorz Women showcased their dominance over the Mumbai Indians with a remarkable chase. The match, held in Bengaluru, witnessed an impressive performance by Kiran Navgire, who played a pivotal role in guiding her team to a seven-wicket victory.

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Mumbai Indians Post Competitive Total

Mumbai Indians Women got off to a steady start in their innings, with openers Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia adding 50 runs for the first wicket. Matthews continued her onslaught, forming a crucial 42-run partnership with Natalia Sciver-Brunt. Contributions from Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, and Issy Wong propelled the Mumbai Indians to a competitive total of 161/6 in their allotted 20 overs. Grace Harris was the star performer with the ball for the UP Warriorz, returning figures of 1/20 in her four overs.

Hayley Matthews Shines with Second WPL Fifty

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Hayley Matthews showcased her batting prowess once again, scoring her second fifty of the WPL. Although she started slowly, Matthews found her rhythm and played some exquisite shots. Her innings of 55 runs included nine fours and a solitary six. With a total of 333 runs from 13 WPL matches at an average above 25, Matthews has proven to be a consistent performer in the tournament.

Impressive Bowling Display by UP Warriorz

The UP Warriorz displayed an impressive bowling performance, with all five bowlers taking wickets in their four overs. Grace Harris and Sophie Ecclestone stood out among the bowlers, picking up 1/20 and 1/25 respectively. Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, and Rajeshwari Gayakwad also contributed with a wicket each. Their collective effort restricted the Mumbai Indians to a manageable total.

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UP Warriorz Complete Historic Chase

Chasing a target of 162, the UP Warriorz took up the challenge with determination. Kiran Navgire and Alyssa Healy provided a solid foundation for their team, adding a remarkable 94-run partnership. Navgire displayed her destructive batting skills, smashing a quickfire 57 off just 31 balls, comprising of six boundaries and four maximums. This was Navgire's second fifty of the tournament, taking her total runs tally to over 200. The UP Warriorz lost a couple of wickets in between but another brilliant partnership of 65* runs between Harris and Deepti Sharma ensured a comfortable victory for their team in just 16.3 overs.

Navgire's Match-Winning Performance

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Kiran Navgire's match-winning knock was the highlight of the chase. From the outset, she unleashed a fierce assault on the Mumbai Indians' bowling attack, forming a scintillating 94-run partnership with Alyssa Healy. Navgire's innings included six boundaries and four sixes, as she raced to a well-deserved half-century in just 25 balls. This remarkable knock by Navgire set the tone for UP Warriorz' successful chase against the formidable Mumbai Indians.

Dominant Performance by UP Warriorz Bowlers

The Mumbai Indians' batting lineup faced a formidable challenge against the UP Warriorz bowlers. Apart from the successful bowling spells by Harris and Ecclestone, Wong also made an impact with her figures of 2/30 in three overs. The trio of Sciver-Brunt, Saika Ishaque, and Pooja Vastrakar struggled to contain the UP Warriorz' aggressive batting, resulting in no wickets for them. It was an off day for the Mumbai Indians' bowlers, as the UP Warriorz capitalized on their wayward spells.

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Partnership Record and Fastest Half-Century

The 94-run partnership between Kiran Navgire and Alyssa Healy was a significant milestone in the WPL. It marked only the second 50-plus run stand by an opening pair against the Mumbai Indians. Previously, Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma achieved this feat with a partnership of 56 runs. Navgire's half-century also etched her name in the record books as the joint-fifth-fastest fifty in the WPL. Her innings of 57 runs off just 31 balls was the fastest half-century against the Mumbai Indians.

Impressive Performance by Mumbai Indians Bowlers

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Despite the loss, there were a few bright spots for the Mumbai Indians in their bowling department. Issy Wong and Amelia Kerr were the standout performers, taking two wickets each. Wong returned figures of 2/30, while Kerr picked up 1/34. However, the remaining bowlers, including Sciver-Brunt, Ishaque, Matthews, and Vastrakar, were unable to make an impact and went wicketless.

Conclusion

The UP Warriorz showcased their dominance in a thrilling encounter against the Mumbai Indians in the WPL 2024. Kiran Navgire's explosive knock, along with the contributions from Alyssa Healy and Grace Harris, guided the team to a remarkable seven-wicket victory. The Mumbai Indians fought hard but failed to defend their total of 161/6. This match serves as a testament to the exciting and competitive nature of the Women's Premier League.

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