England’s Issy Wong scored a shocking and historic hat-trick to assist Mumbai Indians by way of to the Ladies’s Premier League ultimate as they convincingly beat UP Warriorz by 72 factors within the qualifying spherical. Friday.
Wong’s magic second got here in spherical 13 of the Warriorz 183 chase, as she first noticed the specter of Kiran Navgire (43 from 27 balls) earlier than then beating Simran Shaikh and her England teammate Sophie Ecclestone.
The 20-year-old quick thrower beforehand received Australia’s all-important opening wicket and Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy (11) in third over as she completed with a career-best 4 -15. It is the WPL’s first hat-trick, in its inaugural season.
Earlier, England and Mumbai teammate Nat Sciver-Brunt broke an unbeaten 72 on 38 balls as Mumbai went a commanding 182-4 after being batted.
Sciver-Brunt – who was badly dropped on six by Ecclestone – went over 9 bounds and two sixes in her spectacular shot, together with one to finish the innings, along with her 60-run partnership for the fourth wicket with the versatile New Zealander Amelia Kerr (29 of 26) serving to to see practically 80 runs scored within the ultimate seven overs.
In an in any other case powerful outing for England spinner Ecclestone (2-39), the world’s No. 1 ranked T20 bowler received the wicket of Kerr within the nineteenth after being looted for 3 consecutive boundaries. She is now the match’s main wicket taker with 16 in 9 video games at a median of 14.68.
With the Warriorz needing to step on the fuel from the beginning of their chase, fly-half Shweta Sehrawat and Healy perished cheaply within the house of three balls, whereas Australia star Tahlia McGrath – the second-highest scorer of the competitors – was out of print for seven years. His compatriot Grace Harris (14 of 12) threatened to shoot earlier than falling to Sciver-Brunt.
Navgire briefly gave UP hope by pulling off the unthinkable by breaking 4 boundaries and clearing the ropes thrice, however his wicket to Wong – caught on the deep fringe of midwicket – to kick the hat-trick ended the competitors.
Simran and Ecclestone adopted in successive deliveries of full, quick balls from Wong, the latter slicing his again throughout his stumps to spark wild celebrations.
Mumbai will now face Delhi Capitals in Sunday’s ultimate. The groups break up their two encounters within the group stage, with the Indians profitable the primary by eight wickets earlier than the Capitals triumphed in much more convincing vogue by 9 wickets on Monday.
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