Stormy innings of Nate Seaver
Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 182 with Natalie Sciver Brunt hitting an unbeaten half-century of 72 studded with nine fours and two sixes. Siever Brunt took full advantage of the life he got during his 38-ball innings. Sophie Ecclestone (2/39) dropped her catch at mid-off off Rajeshwari Gaikwad when she was on six. UP Warriors looked in control for the first 10 overs at the DY Patil Stadium thanks to their spin bowlers as the Mumbai batsmen could not play any big innings but Siver Brunt stood firm at one end.
Right-handed batsman Siever Brunt helped extend the innings by adding 60 runs for the fourth wicket with Amelia Kerr (29 off 19 balls including five fours) towards the end of the innings. Mumbai Indians posted a challenging total of 78 runs from overs five to 15 and then added 66 runs in the last five overs. Players like Yastika Bhatia (21), Hayley Mathews (26) and Harmanpreet Kaur (14) could not convert starts into big innings.
issy wong’s hat trick
Bowlers of Mumbai Indians bowled strongly from the beginning. UP got its first blow in the second over and second blow in the third over. Inform Tahlia McGrath was run out after scoring 7 runs. Grace Harris and Kiran Navagire put on a 35-run partnership for the fourth wicket but Nate Seaver broke the partnership by dismissing Harris (14).
In the 13th over, Issy Wong took three wickets in three consecutive balls. She completed the hat-trick by dismissing Simran Shaikh and Sophie Ecclestone after Kiran Navagire. He has become the first bowler in league history to take a hat-trick. UP’s innings got reduced to just 110 runs in the 18th over.
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