Saika finishes things off for Mumbai! Length ball on middle, tries to hit toward onside and misses as the ball hits her pads. Gayakwad doesn't review it., So Warriorz are bowled out for 110
That's it from us today. Hope you all enjoyed our live coverage. Come back on Sunday for the WPL title clash where Lanning takes on Harmanpreet (once again!). Should be an exciting contest. This is Srinidhi signing off on behalf of S Sudarshanan and Thilak Ram. Take care and good night!
Nat Sciver-Brunt: The crowd was incredible tonight. The noise when Wongy took the hat-trick was incredible, if we could bottle that energy up and take it, it would be great. The wicket tonight was very nice for batting. We needed a good score on the board to defend it. It was very enjoyable bating out there, surprised myself with a few shots actually.
[To Sophie] I have said thank you for dropping me. She would usually take those, luck of the draw fortunately. It swung nicely up here, good fun. Excited to make it to the final and hopefully enjoy yourselves.
Harmanpreet: "We have a decent bowling attack, we were confident anybody could take wickets. [On Wong's hat-trick] She is always excited to bowl , she was always there and very happy. And she [Nat Sciver-Brunt] is someone who can take us through in any game, I am happy she did it today. We have quite a few young girls who are keen to do well in fielding as well. They have a positive energy, they are ready to do their job and listen to us, whenever we talk to them.
"Delhi are a good side, we just want to enjoy the game and do well."
Wong: "Nat deserves it [the player of the match award], she really held the innings together, she batted well and helped us to a big score, so she probably deserves it. It's all a bit surreal, it's been a bit of a whirlwind for the last couple of weeks. Put in a bit of hard yards for the last couple of years in the gym and rewarding to enjoy all of that.
"[On hat-trick ball] I was just trying to hit the stumps, Soph got the better of last time, I did not want to land in her spot. She said well bowled, she is a good friend and she is a quality cricketer as well. It's a bit more exciting as you know each other well. You don't enter competitions to make the semi-finals, you enter them to be competitive and try to win it."
Healy: "If we had caught Nat Sciver on 6, we could have had the match, we were outplayed with the bat, and couldn't get momentum at all. We have been pretty good [at chase]. We haven't played our best cricket today, we played our best against Mumbai last time. Our strength in this whole tournament has been we've hung in there. I am really proud of the girls. It's unfortunate we couldn't make it to the final.
"It's not necessarily about winning the trophy but we would have been happy to get that. Some areas we'll need to fix up. What we've got is something special at our franchise. There's so many talented players in our group and Kiran is one of them."
10.43pm: Utter domination from Mumbai Indians, who have advanced to the WPL final with a 72-run win against UP Warriorz. Nat Sciver-Brunt's fifty and Amelia Kerr and Pooja Vastrakar's handy contributions steered Mumbai to 182 for 4, and Issy Wong's four-for rattled Warriorz in the chase. Kiran Navgire hit a 27-ball 43 but it wasn't enough for Warriorz. They needed at least one big partnership but losing four early wickets meant there was no support for Navgire from the other end to keep them going. Mumbai, who started the competition with five straight wins, will now face off Delhi Capitals for the trophy.
Goes for a pull and misses
Fuller on fourth stump, directs it to point
Length ball around off, drags it past the point fielder for four
Full length around off, pushed to mid-off
Full on fourth stump, a swing and a miss
Adarsh: "Glad to see that the final will be played between the two best teams in this tournament. As the points table suggests, they have been a cut above the rest."
Fuller on middle, drills it to mid-on
Length ball wide of off, swings her bat at it and misses
Fuller around off, defended back to bowler
Length ball around off, pushed to cover-point
Wicket off the first ball! Length ball on middle, Sarvani looks to it toward onside and misses as the ball hits the middle and leg stumps. Kalita is delighted
Fuller on middle, works it toward onside for a quick run
Fires in down the leg, wide, Bhatia couldn't collect that one
Fuller on off, taps it to point
Fuller around off, pushed to vacant midwicket region for one
Length ball around off, pulled away to deep midwicket
Fuller around off, taps it to point
Length ball on off, hit toward mid-on
Full toss around off, pushed to covers
|Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai|
|Toss||UP Warriorz Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Mumbai Indians Women advanced|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-20.50|
|Match days||24 March 2023 - night (20-over match)|
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|TM McGrath||run out||7||6|
|K Anjali Sarvani||bowled||5||11|
|PG Chopra||not out||0||5|
|Total||110(10 wkts; 17.4 ovs)|