WPL 2023 Grace Harris seals unbeaten fifty

Australian all-rounder Grace Harris led UP Warriors to a thrilling three-wicket win against Gujarat Giants in the Women’s Premier League here on Sunday.

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Chasing 170 to win, Warriors were in a tough spot at 88 for six, but Harris (59 not out off 26 balls) and Sophie Ecclestone (22 not out) turned things around with a flurry of fours and sixes And helped the team get out. A memorable victory.

Earlier, Gujarat Giants fast bowler Kim Garth (5/36) took five wickets to take the Warriors to 88 for 6 to bring Gujarat Giants to the brink of victory.

But Harris single-handedly took the game to win off the last ball.

“I started poorly. You need to get over the conditions to know how to play. Was grateful that Sophie cozied up. Felt great to finish the game. I really knew I Wanted to do what. Was getting a bit antsy when it was so many breaks with DRS at the end. I was really psyched to get out there and bat. Have trained a lot.

“Love batting with a bit of freedom. Healy, the coach supports any decision. She’s a clean striker (Sophie). There was a bit of confusion at the end when the umpire said DRS fell short. It’s great Was fun. Don’t know where I’ll get some burgers in India. Maybe some butter chicken,” said player of the match Grace Harris after winning the match.

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Brief Scores: Gujarat Giants 169/6 in 20 overs (Harleen Deol 46, Ashley Gardner 25; Sophie Ecclestone 2/25, Deepti Sharma 2/27).

UP Warriors: 175/7 (in 19.5 overs) (Kiran Navagire 53, Grace Harris 59n; Kim Garth 5/36)

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