Twitter reactions: Bowlers shine in Mumbai Indians’ thumping win over UP Warriorz

Mumbai Indians (MI) registered a convincing 42-run victory over UP Warriorz (UPW) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Thursday, solidifying their position as contenders in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024. This win propels them to the second spot in the points table, while UPW’s playoff hopes take a significant blow.

Nat Sciver-Brunt stars with bat and ball:

Nat Sciver-Brunt emerged as the hero for MI, delivering an all-around performance. Her crucial knock of 45 runs rescued MI from a shaky start after losing their openers cheaply. She then displayed her bowling prowess, picking up two wickets for just 14 runs.

Early setbacks for MI, Sciver-Brunt revives innings:

Opting to bat first, MI faced early troubles as UPW’s Chamari Athapaththu dismissed both openers. However, Sciver-Brunt, alongside a cautious Harmanpreet Kaur, steadied the innings with a 59-run partnership. While Harmanpreet struggled for fluency, Sciver-Brunt kept the scoreboard ticking.

Late flourish for MI, UPW top-order falters:

After Sciver-Brunt’s dismissal, MI managed a late flourish, adding 38 runs in the last four overs. Sajeevan Sajana and Amelia Kerr contributed valuable runs. UPW’s chase, however, was plagued by early wickets. Shabnim Ismail and Saika Ishaque ripped through the top order, dismissing key batters like Alyssa Healy and Kiran Navgire cheaply.

Deepti Sharma’s lone warrior act:

All-rounder Deepti Sharma played a valiant knock of 53 off just 36 balls, but it proved too little, too late for the Warriorz. MI’s disciplined bowling attack ensured UPW never got close to the target, restricting them to 118/9.

Mumbai’s bowling dominance earns crucial victory:

Ishaque bagged three wickets, while Sciver-Brunt claimed two scalps. MI’s clinical bowling performance secured a dominant win over UPW and further strengthened their playoff chances.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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