List of Milestones and Records made during Match 18 – Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz

In the 18th match of the 2024 Women’s Premier League (WPL) between Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, the former won a close game after heroics from Deepti Sharma went in vain.

Gujarat Giants
Gujarat Giants

Beth Mooney won the toss and elected to bat first as it has been the trend in Delhi-leg so far. Gujarat Giants openers Laura Wolvaardt and Beth Mooney gave a good start at the top again with a partnership of 60 runs. Notably, this season, the pair have scored 258 runs in partnership from 5 outings, at an average of 51.6 with one fifty and one-century run stands each.

3 consecutive scores of above 50 for Gujarat Giants in powerplay

59-0 VS RCB

52-1 VS MI

53-0 VS UPW

Beth Mooney finished not out in the innings at 74 runs, scoring her 3rd consecutive fifty in WPL 2024, and happens to be only the 2nd player to do so after Meg Lanning. Mooney powered Gujarat Giants to a competitive total of 152 runs at the loss of 8 wickets.

When UP Warriorz came in to bat they had to chase down the total in nearly 14.3 overs to go over RCB in NRR, but Gujarat bowlers, 16-year-old Shabnam Shakil in particular, had some other plans as they created havoc at the top, reducing UP Warriorz to 35-5 in 7 overs.

Most wickets lost in powerplay in WPL

31-5 GG VS DC 2023

17-4 GG VS MI 2023

30-4 UPW VS GG 2024

47-4 RCB VS MI 2023

54-4 MI VS DC 2024

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Post that it was a great effort shown by Deepti Sharma who played an outstanding hand to keep UP Warriorz in the game, alongside Poonam Khemnar. The duo went on to stitch a 100-run partnership, the 1st for the 6th wicket in WPL. Deepti Sharma scored her 3rd consecutive fifty becoming the 1st Indian to do so and 3rd overall after Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney. She scored her career-best 88*(60) but unfortunately, ended on the losing side.

Highest 6th wicket partnership in WPL

Deepti Sharma, Poonam Khemnar 109* runs VS GG 2024

Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris 69 runs VS GG 2023

Georgia Wareham, Ellyse Perry 52 runs VS MI 2024

Tahlia McGrath, Simran Shaikh 49* runs VS DC 2023

Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur 48 runs VS DC 2024

Highest individual scores in WPL

Sophie Devine 99 VS GG 2023

Alyssa Healy 96* VS RCB 2023

Harmanpreet Kaur 95*(48) MI VS GG 2024

Tahlia McGrath 90* VS DC 2023

Deepti Sharma 88*(60) VS GG 2024

Orange Cap List

Deepti Sharma – 8 matches 295 runs

Meg Lanning – 7 matches 290 runs

Beth Mooney – 7 matches 287 runs

Smriti Mandhana – 7 matches 248 runs

Harmanpreet Kaur – 7 matches 235 runs

Purple Cap List

Sophie Ecclestone – 8 matches 11 wickets

Radha Yadav – 7 matches 10 wickets

Jess Jonassen – 7 matches 10 wickets

Deepti Sharma – 8 matches 11 wickets

Marizanne Kapp – 5 matches 9 wickets

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