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Alyssa Healy Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands, Tackles Pitch Invader In WPL Clash
By CricShots - Feb 29, 2024 3:21 pm
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In a recent Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 match between UP Warriroz (UPW) and Mumbai Indians (MI), UPW captain Alyssa Healy took matters into her own hands when a pitch invader disrupted the game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The incident occurred during the final ball of MI’s innings, prompting Healy to confront the intruder and briefly halt the match.

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Alyssa Healy tackled the pitch invader

While the incident wasn’t televised, images circulated on social media, showing Healy taking decisive action. Australia’s ABC Sports shared one of the images with a caption that emphasized Healy’s assertiveness, stating, “Alyssa Healy has tackled a pitch invader in the WPL overnight. Don’t mess with an Aussie when they’re locked in!”

 

Despite the interruption, the UP Warriroz went on to secure a convincing 6-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians. The opening pair of Kiran Navgire and Alyssa Healy played a pivotal role in the triumph, forging a formidable partnership of 94 runs in just 9.1 overs.

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Kiran Navigre scored 57 runs, while Alyssa Healy contributed 33, helping UPW chase down the 162-run target with 21 balls to spare. The victory handed Mumbai Indians their first defeat of the season.

 

Mumbai’s batting struggled in the absence of skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who is nursing a niggle. Despite a resilient 55 off 47 balls from Hayley Matthews, Mumbai posted a competitive total of 161 for six. However, the UP Warriroz, led by the dynamic opening pair, orchestrated a remarkable comeback to secure the win.

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The incident involving Alyssa Healy confronting the pitch invader showcased the captain’s proactive approach in maintaining the integrity and security of the game, earning praise and attention on social media.