In the 14th over of Mumbai Indians’ Eliminator match against UP Warriorz, English fast bowler Issy Wong got three wickets to all but seal victory for her team.
Issy Wong, a bowler for the Mumbai Indians, created WPL history on Friday by scoring a hat-trick against the UP Warriorz in the Eliminator at the DY Patil Stadium. When she returned the hard-hitting Kiran Navgire, Simran Shaikh, and Sophie Ecclestone off consecutive deliveries in the 13th over, England’s Wong became the first player to take a hat-trick in the WPL.
With the hat-trick, Wong increased her total for the game to four wickets. The first wicket to fall to Wong was that of Navgire, who was batting on 43 off 26 when he was caught at midwicket off the first ball of the thirteenth over. To finish the hat-trick, the 20-year-old then defeated Simran and Ecclestone.
With the loss of the third wicket in response to Mumbai Indians’ 182/4, UPW was down to 84/7. Melie Kerr played a knock of 29 runs in 19 balls, while Sciver-Brunt smashed an undefeated 72 from 38 deliveries. Sophie Ecclestone took two wickets for the UP Warriorz, while Parshavi Chopra and Anjali Sarvani each claimed one.
As soon as Matthew’s wicket fell, captain Harmanpreet Kaur walked out to the middle. In the game’s 12th over, Brunt then broke through, slamming Parshavi for back-to-back sixes and boundaries and scoring 16 runs. Then, in the 13th over, Sophie Ecclestone produced a terrific delivery to dismiss Harmanpreet for 14.