Commentary: Up Warriorz Vs Gujarat Giants, 3rd Match

UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants, 3rd Match

UP Warriorz won by 3 wkts

GGT - 169/6 (20)
UPW - 175/7 (19.5)

CRR:  8.82

Player of the Match

Commentary

A thrilling finish to wrap up today's double-header, with Grace Harris producing something really special to win a game for UP Warriorz out of nowhere. So that's all we have for now. Thanks for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye!

Grace Harris, Player of the Match: I started poorly. You need to get the conditions to know how to play. Was thankful that Sophie motored along. Great feeling to finish the game off. I actually knew what I wanted to do. Was getting a bit antsy when there were so many breaks with the DRS at the end. I was just really psyched to get out there and have a bat. Have trained a lot. Love batting with a bit of freedom. Healy, the coach supports any decision. She is a clean striker (Sophie). There was a little bit of confusion towards the end, when the ump walked over to say the DRS has gone down. It was a good bit of fun. Don't know where I'll find some burgers in India. Maybe some butter chicken.

Healy: Full credit to Grace and our lower-order in particular. Grace is Grace. That's the only way to describe it. She's got the ability to strike the ball like she did. Kiran was sensational. If we lost an early wicket, we were going to send her in for a whack. She was great tonight. When you throw them the ball, you know what you'll get (Sophie and Deepti). We'll celebrate that. It was pretty special.

Sneh Rana: Disappointed with the loss, but proud of the girls, especially after last night's loss. Kim gave away a lot of boundaries in the last over, we lost there. Girls have played well, we were ready for the challenge, proud of them. I enjoyed my leadership, I enjoy being the leader. When you have responsibility you got to enjoy it. The girls fought really hard today. The dew plays a major role when you field second, it's difficult to grip the ball, but that is how it is.

22:57 Local Time, 17:27 GMT, 22:57 IST: How did that happen? After the shattering defeat yesterday, the Gujarat Giants seemed on track to bounce back nicely. They just needed to defend 52 off the last 3 overs. But that wasn't to be as Grace Harris played an absolute stunner to leave them heartbroken. What an assault there at the death it was, with Ecclestone playing her part as well. But it was Harris who took centrestage, taking on Gujarat's star performer with the ball - Kim Garth - and smashing her for a hattrick of fours in the 18th over. Garth had taken a five-for before that, but she went for 20 in that over, and the whole match came alive as Harris just proved unstoppable from there. An unbeaten 59 off just 26 balls to turn the whole game on its head. Take a bow!

19.5 Sutherland to Grace Harris, SIX, low full toss on the pads, and Harris has done it! Wow, incredible stuff! The game looked like it was gone, but Harris didn't give it up, and she has pulled off a heist here in Navi Mumbai. She finishes it off in style, whipping the full toss over long leg for six

19.4 Sutherland to Grace Harris, FOUR, would you believe it? A misfield allows the ball to sneak through for four, and it's scores level. Harris also gets to her fifty and pumps the air in joy. This is a full ball outside off, Harris slices it over extra cover, the ball bounces and spins, and deep cover overruns it. Such a basic error

19.4 Sutherland to Grace Harris, wide, another review to check for a wide, this time from the batter. This is a length ball wide of off, Harris goes chasing after it looking to cut but she misses. Is it inside the marker? Oh it's tight again. Looks to be flush on the line. Meanwhile, Alyssa Healy is gesturing from the sidelines, asking Harris to calm down. Right, so what's the third umpire's decision? Wow it's been called wide. Gujarat can't believe it

Another review to check for a wide, this time from the batter. This is a length ball wide of off, Harris goes chasing after it looking to cut but she misses. Is it inside the marker? Oh it's tight again. Looks to be flush on the line. Meanwhile, Alyssa Healy is gesturing from the sidelines, asking Harris to calm down. Right, so what's the third umpire's decision? Wow it's been called wide. Gujarat can't believe it

19.3 Sutherland to Grace Harris, FOUR, pitched up in the slot, and what timing from Harris as she drives down the ground. Didn't even appear to go that hard, but she gets it very straight and she beats both long-on and long-off. How has this game got to this position? Unbelievable from Harris

19.2Sutherland to Grace Harris, 2 runs, chaos everywhere! Ecclestone loses her bat while running, she would've been miles out at the bowler's end but Sutherland fails to collect the throw. Low full toss on middle, Harris flicks wide of deep midwicket who makes a brilliant stop diving across. Should've had Ecclestone there

19.2 Sutherland to Grace Harris, wide, right in the blockhole, but is it inside the marker? No, says the umpire. It's been called wide. Rana has asked for a review. Oh this is such a tight call. It's right on the marker - maybe just outside it. It will remain a wide

Harris asking "what's the hold-up". She's ready to go and getting a bit impatient

19.1 Sutherland to Grace Harris, SIX, absolutely crunched! Sensational from Harris as she brings it down to 13 off 5! Short of length around off, Harris is in position early and she smokes the pull over midwicket

Annabel Sutherland [3.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

UPW: 151-7 after 19 overs

18.6 Gardner to Grace Harris, 1 run, low full toss on middle, fired in by Gardner and Harris flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

Big delivery coming up, with Harris on strike

18.5 Gardner to Ecclestone, 1 run, low full toss on off, Ecclestone toe-ends it in front of long-on

18.4 Gardner to Ecclestone, 2 runs, overpitched on off, Ecclestone hammers it down the ground and there's another good stop at the boundary to cut it off

18.3 Gardner to Ecclestone, SIX, flat length ball on middle, Ecclestone swivels across, gets hold of the pull and clears deep square leg! Wow!