UP Warriorz faced Delhi Capitals Women in what was the final match of the 2023 WPL league phase. While both teams had already qualified for the playoffs, a win for DC meant they would top the table and qualify directly. for the final, which they did. , defeating UP by 5 wickets.
Despite quick 58 of 32 from Tahlia McGrath and 36 from captain Healy, UP were unable to score much on a gripping track, managing to get to 138 in 20 overs.
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While the running chase wasn’t particularly easy for DC, it never seemed to lose the game. They went after the target in 18 overs. The Capitals’ top scorer was captain Meg Lanning, who with her 39 runs took the Purple Cap from McGrath. DC’s Alice Capsey was announced Player of the Match for 3/26 and 34 runs from her.
Speaking during the post-match presentation, Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy opened up about her team’s loss and how they will need to dust it off before their next match.
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“We were also giving the players a chance to rest. Credit to Ismail. She got a couple of wickets. She gave us a sniff. I couldn’t get him out of the squad. We were looking for a total to play bowls. The wicket turned and grabbed. We would have loved to hit at a faster pace. Hopefully, we’ll reflect on what went wrong. We will reflect quickly too. I’m excited to be a part of the finale. DY Patil will be on top”. Alyssa Healy said.
UP Warriorz will face MI-W in the next eliminator
UP Warriorz, having finished third on the points table, will now take on second-placed Mumbai Indians Women at Dr. DY Patil Stadium on March 24.
These two teams will meet in the knockout match to determine the second runner-up for WPL 2023. DC already booked their place in the big match by finishing first on the points table.
Both teams have won a match against each other both times they have met. UP was the first team to defeat MI in WPL.
The winner of the tie will face DC on March 26 at Brabourne Stadium.
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