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MI Vs UPW, WPL 2024: Grace Harris, Kiran Navghire Star As UP Warriorz Beat Mumbai Indians By 7 Wickets In Bengaluru - As It Happened

A blistering innings from Kiran Navghire (57) and some resolute batting from Grace Harris (38 not out) and Deepti Sharma (27 not out) helped UP Warriorz beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in match six of the Women's Premier League 2024 at Bengaluru. Earlier, a Harmanpreet Kaur-sans Mumbai Indians set a target of 161/6 backed by Hayley Matthews' 55. Get the highlights and updates of all the action from the MI Women vs UPW Women, WPL 2024 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium

UP Warriorz have beaten reigning champions Mumbai Indians by seven wickets. X/wplt20

And That's All From WPL Action Tonight

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Mumbai Indians Vs UP Warriorz, WPL 2024, Live Score

Mumbai Indians are on a roll in the Women's Premier League 2024 with two wins out of two, with one being a last ball clincher. Harmanpreet Kaur's side are an indomitable team in the tournament with the bat and ball. Shabnim Ismail and Amelia Kerr were the bright spots in the last two games. As for UP Warriorz, they lost two back-to-back games but need a win tonight to avoid a hat-trick of defeats. Alyssa Healy's side could make some changes for the WPL 2024 fixture. Stay tuned for the live scores and updates of all the action from the MI Women vs UPW Women, WPL 2024 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. (Streaming | Full Coverage | Schedule And Points Table)

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Squads:

UP Warriorz Squad: Alyssa Healy(w/c), Vrinda Dinesh, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Poonam Khemnar, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Gouher Sultana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Saima Thakor, Anjali Sarvani, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Chamari Athapaththu, Danielle Wyatt

Mumbai Indians Squad: Yastika Bhatia(w), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, S Sajana, Shabnim Ismail, Keerthana Balakrishnan, Saika Ishaque, Chloe Tryon, Fatima Jaffer, Issy Wong, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Priyanka Bala, Amandeep Kaur

Pitch Report

 50m and 64m square boundaries, 65m straight boundaries. This pitch looks a bit dry, but we've already seen that the new-ball bowlers do get some help off the surface. The key for the bowlers is to use their variations. This ain't a big scoring pitch, anything around 130 could be competitive.

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Toss

UP Warriorz's captain Alyssa Healy has won the toss and decided to bowl first.

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No Harmanpreet Kaur For MI Tonight

Harmanpreet Kaur won't be leading MI tonight and it will be England's Natalie Sciver-Brunt. Here's what she said at the toss: Harman has got a niggle, too early in the competition and we wanted to rest her. Shabmin Ismail has a niggle and she misses out as well. Harman has led us well, I've picked up a bit from her. Lots of chants for RCB, but we've done well to silence the crowd as well."

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Alyssa Healy At The Toss

"We'll bowl first. We got pretty close in the first game, but were outclassed in the second game. One change for us. It's always some extra spice, but this is WPL and it's Indian conditions (on the possible AUS-ENG rivalry with Nat Sciver-Brunt)."

Playing XIs

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

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

Match Gets Underway

MI's Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews are at the crease as UPW look to make early in-roads.

UP Warriorz Keep Things Tight

With the pitch offering assitance to the spinners, UPW spinners have kept things tight in the first three overs with no boundary in sight for the MI team.

MIW - 8/0 (3 overs)

Power Play Done

Power Play done and Mumbai Indians have ended it strongly. 36 runs came in those six overs despite a slow start to the game. UP Warriorz are in desperate need of wickets.

MIW - 36/0 (6 overs)

Time-Out

A strategic time-out has been called that saw Mumbai Indians loose Yastika Bhatia for 26 runs off 22 balls. She was dismissed by Grace Harris caught by Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Despite the 50-stand, Bhatia could not capitalise.

MIW - 58/1 (9 overs)

Hayley Matthews-Nat Sciver-Brunt Eye Boundaries

Hayley Matthews-Nat Sciver-Brunt have stabilised things for MI despite the wicket of Yastika Bhatia. The reigning champions have to thank UP Warriorz for the chances being put down in the field.

MIW 87/1 (12 overs)

Nat Sciver-Brunt Run Out But Hayley Matthews Gets Fifty

A mix-up between the duo saw Nat Sciver-Brunt sacrifice her wicket as MI lost their second wicket. However, Hayley Matthews kept on going and got her first fifty of the tournament.

MIW 102/2 (14 overs)

Four Overs To Go, MI Look For Strong Finish

With their star batters out, Mumbai Indians have Amelia Kerr and Pooja Vastrakar at the crease with final four overs remaining. UP Warriorz will look to tighten the screw and don't give away any poor deliveries.

MIW - 113/3 (16 overs)

Amelia Kerr Dismissed By Deepti Sharma

MI's sensation Amelia Kerr was adjudged leg-before as she was dismissed by Deepti Sharma.

MIW - 140/4 (18 overs)

End Of Innings

UP Warriorz have been set a target of 162 to chase down by Mumbai Indians, who have been without their skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Shabnim Ismail. Some poor fielding contributed to MI getting past 150 as Alyssa Healy's side look to grab their first win of the tournament.

MIW - 161/6 (20 overs)

Grace Harris Speaking To The Broadcasters

It could've been worse with the way Mathews were batting, but we'll take 161 to chase. They have a very good batting unit, I'm really happy with theway the ball is coming out of my hand, but I think the bowlers could have been backed up better in the field tonight. Probably Nathalie's end as well (if she was the bowler on the run-out). Hayley did get more runs, but in those conditions, we would have taken Brunt's wicket, she was batting well. We need to figure out how we fieldunder the lights going further into the tournament, but we'll have a crack at that total.

UP Warriorz Get Their Chase Underway

UPW openers Alyssa Healy and Kiran Navgire are the crease to chase down the target of 162 against MI.

UP Warriorz's Kiran Navghire Slams Four Boundaries

UP Warriorz's Kiran Navghire slammed four boundaries of Issy Wong's over as they look to chase down 162.

Five Overs Down, UP Warriorz Are 51/0

UP Warriorz's Kiran Navghire, Alyssa Healy have given their side a fantastic start as they are 51/0 in the five overs. Mumbai Indians are in desperate need of wickets.

Kiran Navghire Brings Up Half-Century Off 25 Balls

Kiran Navghire has produced a sensational knock in Bengaluru tonight with a half-century off 25 balls. What a knock it has been! It has surely deflated the reigning champions.

UPW - 90-0 (8 overs)

MIW 161/6 (20)

UP Warriorz Need 66 Runs In 60 Balls

UP Warriorz's strong start has seen them breeze past the run-rate and now require 66 runs in the last ten overs. Kiran Navghire (57) was the key as her power-hitting gave UPW the pedestal for a fast start.

UPW - 96-1 (10 overs)

MIW 161/6 (20)

UP Warriorz Going Strong Despite Double Strike From Issy Wong

Grace Harris and Deepti Sharma have smacked few fours to inch them closer to the target despite Issy Wong's double-strike.

MIW - 161/6 (20 overs)

UPW - 121/3 (13 overs)

UP Warriorz Finally Get A Victory

Kiran Navghire gave UP Warriorz a blistering start but Issy Wong's double-strike brought the reigning champions back in the game. However, Deepti Sharma and Grace Harris stitched an unbeaten partnership to give their side a much-needed victory after starting their campaign with back-to-back defeats.

MIW - 161/6 (20 overs)

UPW - 163/3 (16.3 overs)

Post-Match Presentations

Nat Sciver-Brunt: Yesterday evening (when she was told about having to lead the team) , there was a quick turnaround (of matches). When you win the toss and bowl first it's always an advantage, the ball came nicely onto the bat under the lights, Kiran's innings took the game away from us. No concerns with our batting, it didn't come out well tonight. Not too worried about our bowling, it didn't go well for us today evening. Issy made a big impact with a couple of wickets to get us back into the contest, but Grace played a fine hand for them to get them home. We know we'll be coming up against a big home crowd (in the next match against RCB), but we'll be prepared for that.

Deepti Sharma: We're happy, you get a positive feeling when you win. We didn't think this was a big target, we've a good batting line-up, the start given by Kiran and Alyssa was excellent. I don't know about that (the decision to open with Kiran was based on Vrinda's injury), but things do happen for a good cause. We could have cut down the runs in the last few overs, it's an important phase of play and we can get better there by bowling better lines and lengths.

Alyssa Healy, UP Warriorz Skipper: Over the moon to get on the board and to beat a quality side like MI. girls bounced back well from a disappointing night. Apparently, Kiran went to the boss yesterday and said she wanted to open (smiles). (Kiran) Probably not (have opened) but things happen for a reason. (On the score MI got) To be fair, they got 25 too many. We let a few opportunities slip. Credit to the batters for going out there and for getting the job done. (On the spin-heavy attack) I don't think it is one-dimensional at all, they (the spinners) are all different and play a different role. (How they intend to celebrate) We get cake, that is what we do in India and that is what Sophie Ecclestone is most excited about.

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