MI vs UPW highlights: Wong's double-strike in vain, UP Warriorz hand MI their first defeat

28 February,2024 10:38 PM IST |  Bengaluru  |  mid-day online correspondent

Mumbai Indians will be led by Nat Sciver Brunt after Harmanpreet Kaur was ruled out with an apparent injury

Alyssa Healy, Nat Sciver Brunt pose during the toss (Pic: @mipaltan/X)

Alyssa Healy-led UP Warriorz will be looking to secure their first win for WPL 2024, while Mumbai Indians skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur, will aim to continue her side's winning momentum.

Alyssa Healy won the toss for UP Warriorz and has decided to bowl first. Mumbai Indians will be led by Nat Sciver Brunt after Kaur was ruled out with an apparent injury. Humaira Kazi and Issy Wong replace Kaur and Shabnim Ismail. Both Harmanpreet and Ismail miss out due to niggles.

For the uninitiated, Issy Wong is the only cricketer to have taken a hat-trick in the WPL, which came against the Warriroz in the Eliminator in the inaugural edition. Wong scalped the wickets of Sophie Ecclestone, Alyssa Healy and Kiran Navgire amongst the big names.

MI vs UPW live updates: Dream11 Prediction

Wicketkeepers: Alyssa Healy (UP-W), Yastika Bhatia (MI-W)

Batters: Grace Harris (UP-W), Harmanpreet Kaur (MI-W)

All-Rounders: Hayley Matthews (MI-W), Nat Sciver-Brunt (MI-W), Deepti Sharma (UP-W), Amelia Kerr (MI-W), Tahlia McGrath (UP-W)

Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone (UP-W), Shabnim Ismail (MI-W)

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Captain: Deepti Sharma

Vice-Captain: Hayley Matthews

MI vs UPW live updates: Playing XIs

UP Warriorz: Alyssa Healy (wicketkeeper/captain), Vrinda Dinesh, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Poonam Khemnar, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Mumbai Indians: Yastika Bhatia(wicketkeeper), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt (captain), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Issy Wong, S Sajana, Humaira Kazi, Keerthana Balakrishnan, Saika Ishaque

10:34 PM: UPW win by 7 wickets

10:26 PM: 152/3 after 18 overs

UPW are 12 runs shy of securing their first WPL 2024 win. Grace Harris and Deepti Sharma look poised to take their side through to the win.

10:19 PM PM: 142/3 after 15 overs

Trouble brewing for UPW? Skipper Healy gets dismissed by Wong in similar fashion as McGrath.

9:44 PM: 62/0 after 6 overs

Kiran Navgire's brilliant innings comes to an end as Amelia Kerr bags the first UP Warriorz wicket tonight. But UPW are unstirred, Healy tries to hold fort in the middle. Minutes later, new batswoman Tahlia McGrath falls prey to Issy Wong's bowling tactics as MI gain back momentum in the match.

9:21 PM: 62/0 after 6 overs

MI looking for their first wicket as Alyssa Healy and Navgire launch scathing attacks on Kaur-less side. The opening pair bag the highest powerplay score of the season.

8:59 PM: 160/6 after 20 overs

A couple of hefty blows in the final stages by Pooja Vastrakar (18, 12b) and Issy Wong (15 not out off 6) helped Mumbai to cross the 150-run mark. Mumbai end their innings on 161/6 which gives them an edge over UP Warriorz, who have to be relentless till the finish line.

8:44 PM: 120/2 after 15 overs

Matthews' 55(47) innings comes to an end after Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets better of her. Yet, steady goings for MI with two new batters at the crease.

8:20 PM: 91/1 after 12 overs

Healy Matthews picks her first fifty of WPL 2024 as UP Warriorz struggle to stop Mumbai's constant flow of runs.

8:03 PM: 57/1 after 8 overs

After much deliberation, Grace Harris gets the first wicket of the night for her side as she dismisses Yastika Bhatia 26(22).

7:45 PM: 31/0 after 6 overs

Mumbai add crucial runs on the board with an 18-run over from Anjali Sarvani. UPW in desperate search for a wicket now.

7:30 PM: 7/0 after 2 overs

Mumbai off to a steady start as Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews focus on rotating strike for now.

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