She made significant contributions with the ball, with the bat, and in the field, making two important run-outs, hitting the bulls-eye with her accurate, fast throws.
This was Mumbai’s first loss after winning their first 5 matches in the WPL 2023.
Deepti Sharma ran out Issy Wong, who scored 32 runs off 19 balls, and it was her presence of mind that was terrific.
Wong hit Deepti down the ground and set off for two runs. When Deepti got back the throw, she turned around quickly and aimed it at the striker’s end, knowing Wong be short a little of her crease while the non-striker would have made it. She hit the direct hit and Wong was dismissed.
Two balls later, she dismissed Saika Ishaque, again with a direct hit, again showing her sharp reflexes.
The broadcaster Sports 18 uploaded the video of the two run-outs inflicted by Deepti Sharma and fans can’t stop praising her for her efforts.
WATCH: Deepti Sharma’s terrific fielding effort goes viral
— Sports18 (@Sports18) March 18, 2023
Deepti Sharma’s all-round effort consigns MI to first loss in WPL 2023
Deepti Sharma was brilliant today with the bat, ball, and in the field, and bagged the Player of the Match award. Bowling first, Deepti Sharma, the vice-captain of UP Warriorz, returned with good figures of 2/35, including the big scalp of MI captain Harmanpreet Kaur.
She also was involved in affecting two run-outs, including that of Issy Wong, who hammered the UP bowlers for 32 runs off 19 balls.
Later, when things got tricky for UP in the chase of 128, Deepti managed a calm hand of 13 unbeaten runs in 14 balls, remaining till the end to see her side over the line.
Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone was once again sensational, returning with figures of 3/15, her wickets including the dangerous pair of Hayley Matthews and Nat Sciver-Brunt.
After the match Deepti Sharma said, “I knew with Sophie at the other end we can get over the line, so I just wanted to take it deep and finish. It was slightly better to bat than the first innings. Credit to the entire team. With the ball and then McGrath and Harris with the bat. We were focusing on the positives than the negatives and backing each other.”