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Watch: Mumbai Indians Keeper Yastika Bhatia Takes A One-Handed Stunner In WPL 2023

Mumbai Indians Keeper Yastika Bhatia Takes A One-Handed Stunner In WPL 2023: Mumbai Indians suffered their first defeat of the WPL 2023 as Harmanpreet Kaur’s side lost to UP Warriorz on Saturday at the DY Patil Stadium.

This was MIW’s first loss after winning their first 5 matches in the WPL 2023.

Mumbai’s wicket-keeper Yastika Bhatia pulled off a stunning one-handed diving catch to dismiss the dangerous Kiran Navgire and keep MI alive in UPW’s chase of 128.

On the first ball of the 7th over of UP’s chase, seamer Nat Sciver-Brunt sent a short ball down the leg side which Navgire tried to pull on the leg side.

Yastika Bhatia
Yastika Bhatia. Image-Twitter

However, Navgire could only manage a glove to the short ball. The nimble-footed Yastika Bhatia then swiftly moved toward her left side and put in a dive, pouching the ball with her left hand as it was dying on the ground and completing a brilliant catch to send Navgire back to the dressing room.

Yastika Bhatia went on a running celebration with her teammates.

Watch here: Yastika Bhatia’s superb one-handed catch to dismiss Kiran Navgire:

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.

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma. Image-BCCI

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.”