In the Eliminator match of Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023) on March 24 (Friday) at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, UP Warriorz have won the toss and elected to field first, asking Mumbai Indians to bat. While MI remain unchanged, UP have made three changes to their playing XI.
The victorious team of this match will advance to the final, scheduled for March 26 (Sunday) at Brabourne stadium in Mumbai. Delhi Capitals, who finished on top of the league stage, have already secured a spot in the final and are eagerly waiting to face the winner of the Eliminator match.
Kaur is bowled out by Ecclestone! What a crucial wicket for the team! It comes as no surprise that Ecclestone, who has been exceptional throughout the tournament, claims this big fish. Despite Kaur attempting to use her footwork and dancing down the pitch, Ecclestone seemed to have anticipated the move and bowled a full delivery. Unfortunately for Kaur, she was yorked and the ball collided with the stumps.
BIG moment in the game 🤯— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 24, 2023
The current purple cap holder gets the #MI skipper!
That's a massive wicket for @Sophecc19 & @UPWarriorz 🔥🔥
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Despite winning the same number of matches as DC, the Mumbai Indians led by Harmanpreet Kaur failed to secure a direct spot in the final from the league stage due to a lower Net Run Rate (NRR) than the Capitals.
While DC finished with 12 points from 8 games and an impressive NRR of 1.856, MI accumulated the same number of points but with an NRR of 1.711. The UP Warriorz finished as the third-best team in the points table, with 8 points from 8 games. The team’s captain, Healy, emerged as their top-performing batter during the league stage, accumulating close to 250 runs in the 8 matches.