Grace Harris named player of the match for her 72 runs from 41 balls (Image Credit:- Twitter)
UP Warriorz beat Gujarat by 3 wickets in the crucial encounter and enter into the playoff in the inaugral edition of Women IPL. Elected to bat first Gujarat Giants set UP Warriorz 178/6 in 20 overs. UP Warriorz chased down the target in 19.5 overs. UP Warriorz win eliminated Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Banglore from the tournament.
Australian players Grace Harris 72(41) and Tahlia McGrath 57(38) power hitting rescued UP Warrioriz in the chase from 39/3 at one stage. Both put together 78 runs from 53 balls for the fourth wicket. Sophia Ecclestone 19*(13) who held her nerves in the final overs helped her team to cross the line with one ball to spare and qualify for playoffs.
Earlier A Gardner 60(39) , D Hemalatha 57(33) and S Dunkley 23(13) innings guides Gujarat Giants to reach 178/6 in their 20 overs. Parshavi Chopra (2/29) , R Gayakwad (2/39) , A Sharvani (1/21) and S Eccelstone (1/27) are the wicket takers for UP Warriorz.
Gujarat Giants started well defending 178 by picking D Vaidya 7(8) , A Healy 12(8) and K Navgire 4(4) inside the first 5 overs by giving 39 runs. They lost the momentum infront of Grace Harris and Tahlia McGrath’s extraordinary hitting.
Kim Garth (2/29) , Monica Patel (1/27) , A Gardner (1/29) , T Kanwar (1/32) and S Rana (1/47) are the wicket takers for Gujarat Giants.
Player of the Match:- Grace Harris 72(41)