Deepti Sharma becomes first Indian bowler to pick Hat-Trick in WPL

Deepti Sharma, a prominent all-rounder in the realm of international cricket, once again showcased her remarkable skills during the intense clash in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024. Deepti’s stellar performance proved instrumental in orchestrating a sensational victory for UP Warriorz against Delhi Capitals, where she not only secured four wickets, including a spectacular hat-trick but also contributed significantly with a half-century.

Deepti Sharma becomes first Indian bowler to pick Hat-Trick in WPL
Deepti Sharma becomes first Indian bowler to pick Hat-Trick in WPL

UP Warriorz found themselves defending a modest target of 139 runs in this exciting match. The game-changing moments came from Deepti Sharma’s crucial hat-trick, which included the wickets of Meg Lanning, Annabel Sutherland, and Arundhati Reddy. The Delhi Capitals’ easy momentum was interrupted when well-established batter Lanning (60) was removed in good time on the last delivery of the 14th over.

After this breakthrough, in the penultimate over, Deepti Sharma came back stronger than ever, taking three more vital wickets. She demonstrated her skill in the first two deliveries, becoming the first Indian bowler and the second bowler overall to reach a hat-trick in WPL history. Though Deepti gave up a boundary on the fourth delivery of the over, she showed resiliency by getting rid of Shikha Pandey, which made things much more difficult for Delhi Capitals in the last over. With just three wickets remaining, they now needed ten runs.

The climactic last over, delivered by Grace Harris, unfolded with three consecutive wickets, including a decisive run-out. This dramatic sequence propelled UP Warriorz to a miraculous one-run triumph, etching their name in the annals of cricket history.

Deepti Sharma’s extraordinary all-round performance not only secured victory for her team but also established her as a force to be reckoned with in the world of women’s cricket. Her strategic brilliance, coupled with skillful execution, left an indelible mark on the WPL 2024 and added another chapter to her illustrious cricketing journey.

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