The WPL Eliminator has turned in the favour of the Mumbai Indians as English pacer Issy Wong completed her hattrick against UP Warriorz. After a great performance with the bat, Mumbai continued this momentum in the second innings. But Wong, in the other 12th over, completely took the game away from Alyssa Healy's side.
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First, she managed to dismiss the big-hitting Kiran Navgire and then sent back Simran Shaikh with a speedy yorker. The 20-year-old then completed her hattrick another toe-crushing yorker to dismiss her England teammate for a duck. Earlier in the match, Wong also dismissed UP captain Healy with a score of 11.
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This hattrick propelled the Mumbai Indians to a massive 72-run victory and ensured qualification to the final of the WPL. Wong completed her spell with figures of 4-15 in four overs.
Talking about this performance, Issy Wong described her experience with the Mumbai Indies as surreal in the post-match interview. She also spoke about how the conditions also worked in her favour as the ball swung under lights, assisting her in her bowling performance.
She said, "It's all a bit surreal, it's been a bit of a whirlwind for the last couple of weeks. Put in a bit of hard yards for the last couple of years in the gym and rewarding to enjoy all of that. Under lights, it swung. The square allows you to keep the swing going even in the later stages of the innings. We knew if we look after the ball, then we can get it to swing. I was just trying to hit the stumps, Soph got the better of last time, I did not want to land in her spot."
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