GUJ-w vs UPW-w: Courtesy of excellent half-centuries by Ashleigh Gardner and Dayalan Hemalatha, Gujarat Giants posted a hefty total of 178/6 in 20 overs against UP Warriorz in the 17th match of Women's Premier League 2023.
After an explosive start, Gujarat Giants were reduced to 50/3 inside the powerplay. Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Anjali Sarvani struck in the first 6 overs, removing Laura Wolvaardt (17), Sophia Dunkley (23) and Harleen Deol (4).
From thereon, Dayalan Hemalatha and Ashleigh Gardner got together as the duo added 93 runs in 61 balls for the 4th wicket. Hemalatha was dismissed after scoring 57 runs off 33 balls with 6 fours & 3 sixes. Ashleigh Gardner on the other hand, smacked 60 runs off 39 balls with 6 fours & 3 sixes, taking GG to a good total in a must-win game.
For UP Warriorz, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Parshavi Chopra grabbed 2 wickets each while Anjali Sarvani and Sophie Ecclestone managed 1 wicket apiece.
Earlier, Gujarat Giants captain Sneh Rana won the toss & opted to bat first against UP Warriorz in the 17th match of WPL 2023. This match is being played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
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