Skipper Alyssa Healy led from the entrance with a scintillating 47-ball 96 not out as UP Warriorz hammered Royal Challengers Bangalore by 10 wickets within the Women’s Premier League in Mumbai on Friday. During her unbeaten knock, Healy smashed 18 fours and a six en path to main the UP franchise to its second win of the match, at the same time as RCB suffered their fourth straight defeat to dent their prospects of advancing additional. Healy’s 96 not out is the best particular person rating within the WPL so far, bettering teammate Tahlia McGrath’s 90 not out. UPW accomplished the duty with as many as 42 balls remaining.
Chasing a modest goal of 139, UP Warriorz have been off to a brisk begin with the opening duo of Healy and Devika Vaidya (36 not out off 31 balls) discovering boundaries at will.
This was after UP Warriorz spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Deepti Sharma gave away little or no whereas hanging at common intervals to bowl out RCB, who opted to bat first, for 138 in 19.3 overs. Ellyse Perry top-scored for RCB with a 39-ball 52.
Seasoned English left-arm spinner Ecclestone completed with unbelievable figures of 4/13 in her full quota of 4 overs, whereas Deepti ended with 3/26.
Such was the onslaught by Healy that the Warriorz raced to 55 in six overs, earlier than a strategic timeout was taken.
Healy was dealing in boundaries and initially she was significantly extreme on off-spinner Shreyanka Patil, who leaked 24 runs in her first two overs due to the flurry of boundaries by the Australian star.
Medium pacer Komal Zanzad gave away 22 runs in her first two overs as the 2 UP batters meant enterprise, with Devika enjoying excellent second fiddle to the aggressive Healy whereas additionally sustaining a strike fee of over run a ball.
Having conceded simply two runs in her opening over, medium pacer Renuka Singh confronted Healy’s onslaught when she got here on to bowl once more, making a gift of 18 runs because the Australian picked 4 boundaries on the trot to inch nearer to the goal.
Earlier, Sophie Devine (36 off 24 balls) began the RCB innings by hitting Grace Harris for a 4 and a six off the match’s second and third deliveries, amassing 13 runs within the opening over on the Brabourne Stadium.
The most was a brilliant shot as Devine, seeing the ball within the slot, positioned herself completely and smoked it over the deep mid wicket boundary.
Sharing the brand new ball with Grace, left-arm seamer Anjali Sarvani bumped into an in-form Devine because the versatile New Zealander scored two fours off the India bowler.
With RCB going very properly at 29 for no loss after three overs, UP Warriorz skipper Alyssa Healy effected a bowling change and introduced on Rajeshwari Gayakwad into the assault, and it paid dividends straightaway because the bowler despatched again RCB captain Smriti Mandhana (4) along with her first ball.
It was a size supply exterior off stump, and Mandhana did not time it and ended up giving a straightforward catch to Sarvani at further cowl, persevering with her below-par outing within the inaugural WPL.
Given the state of affairs, it was a wonderful first over from Rajeshwari as she conceded only one run whereas taking the massive wicket of Mandhana.
Australian star Ellyse Perry wasted little time find her groove, scoring two boundaries off Sarvani to take care of RCB’s wonderful run fee. Then there was a 4 — which got here off a mishit — and a six straight down the bottom in opposition to Rajeshwari’s bowling after superbly attending to the pitch of the ball.
Despite shedding Mandhana, RCB racked up 54 runs within the six powerplay overs.
Ecclestone bowled a cost-effective seventh over earlier than Perry struck two successive fours off skilled off-spinning all-rounder Deepti Sharma.
Ecclestone was rewarded for her wonderful bowling as she bowled Devine, who struck 5 fours and a six.
Perry continued along with her attacking methods earlier than Deepti took her out, a lot to the UP workforce’s aid. RCB misplaced the plot after that, because the duo of Deepti and Ecclestone saved taking wickets usually.
(This story has been edited by Mahaz News workers …)
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