At the Brabourne Stadium, another dramatic Women's Premier League match between UP Warriorz and Gujarat Giants took place. Gujarat Giants were defeated by Alyssa Healy's squad by three wickets in a nail-biting final over to guarantee their place in the playoffs.
Batting first, Dayalan Hemalatha and Ashleigh Gardner slammed 50 each as Gujarat Giants posted 178/6 in 20 overs. The pair added 93 runs for the fourth-wicket as Gujarat recovered from 50/3. Hemlatha scored 57 off 33 balls, which featured six 4s and three 6s. Her partner, Gardner, scored 60 off 39 balls, also smashing the same number of 4s and 6s. Due to half-centuries from Dayalan Hemalatha and Ashleigh Gardner, Gujarat Giants had a respectable start to the game and established a competitive total.
In the chase, Warriorz were reduced to 39/3 in 4.5 overs. Then Tahlia McGrath and Grace Harris took the responsibility and slammed fifty each. The pair added 78 runs for the fourth wicket. McGrath was removed for 57(38) but Harris kept going until the 19th over. She was dismissed for 72 off 41 balls. Sophie Ecclestone then maintained her composure in a tight finish to lead her side home.
As UP Warriorz won their fourth game of the season to clinch a playoff spot, the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants were eliminated from the WPL. Although Alyssa Healy's team is the underdog going into the tournament's knockout round, they are more than capable of defeating both the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals on their best day.
Brief scores: Gujarat Giants 178/6 in 20 overs (Ash Gardner 60, Dayalan Hemalatha 57; Parshavi Chopra 2-29) lost to UP Warriorz 181/7 in 19.5 overs (Grace Harris 72, Tahlia McGrath 57; Kim Garth 2-29) by 3 wickets.