UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy applauded her teammate and compatriot Grace Harris of Australia after her stunning knock helped the team to beat Gujarat Giants in the Women’s Premier League. Harris smashed 22 off the final over to guide UP Warriorz to a thrilling three-wicket win over Gujarat Giants on Sunday (March 5) in Mumbai. With 19 required off the last six balls, Giants stand-in captain Sneh Rana gave the ball to Australia’s Annabel Sutherland. Harris hit two sixes, two fours and a two to take Warriorz over the finish line.
“Full credit to Grace and our lower order in particular,” said Alyssa Healy after the match. “Grace is Grace, that’s the only way to describe her. She has shown the world what she can do.”
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“She (Harris) is amazing for the squad and was amazing for us (against Giants). She knew what she had to do from ball one. The team is amazing. We have got such good characters around the squad. It is just great to get out and this win is going to bring us close together,” further stated Sophie Ecclestone.
UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy also lauded Kiran Navgire, who hit a fifty after the openers – Healy and Shweta Sehrawat – were dismissed very cheaply.
“Kiran was sensational. She ended up taking the opportunity and making a fifty. It’s not about the internationals but also the Indians. Shweta’s first experience, but we might have to call a bit loudly. We are going to celebrate, and on we go for Delhi,” concluded Alyssa Healy.
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Healy further shared that Sophie Ecclestone and Deepti Sharma were “sensational” as the spinners shared four wickets to restrict the Giants to 169/6. “Sophie and Deepti were sensational and hopefully, we can tidy things up in the next match,” said Alyssa Healy.