WPL 2023: We wanted to assist Tahlia McGarth with the bat, says Alyssa Healy after UPW’s 42-run loss vs DC2 min read
UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy stated that her crew wanted to assist Tahlia McGarth with the bat towards Delhi Capitals. McGrath scored an unbeaten 90 however her knock went in useless as DC beat UPW by 42 runs on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 7, 2023 23:58 IST
Healy says UPW ought to’ve supported McGrath with the bat (PTI)
By India Today Web Desk: UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy stated that her crew wanted to assist Tahlia McGarth with the bat towards Delhi Capitals. McGrath scored an unbeaten 90 however her knock went in useless as DC beat UPW by 42 runs on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Speaking after the match, Healy stated the crew would have killed to have Australia all-rounder Grace Harris on the pitch throughout the previous few overs towards DC. Harris scored a superb half-century towards Gujarat Giants in UPW’s first WPL match, guiding them to a 3-wicket win. However, Harris was dropped for UPW’s recreation towards DC.
“That is T20 cricket. We went for 65 runs in the last 5 overs and lost 3 wickets in the powerplay. It was going to go one of two ways, we would have killed for Grace there at the end but Ismail did well,” stated Healy.
She went on to say that UP Warriorz gave away a bit too many runs on the sector and wanted to assist McGrath with the bat.
“We gave away a few too many in the field. TM (Tahlia McGrath) was alone with the bat and we needed to give her support,” Healy added.
Finally, she stated that the crew knew they needed to come out all weapons blazing, whereas insisting that she acquired out taking part in a free shot towards Australia teammate Jess Jonassen. Delhi Capitals put up 211/4 on the board for UPW to chase, who may solely make 169/5 in 20 overs, dropping the match by 42 runs.
“We knew we had to come out firing, I was too loose against Jonno (Jonassen) in that over. The positive is we are doing a lot of good things but in a tournament like this it is hard to fix the small things. Fingers crossed we can correct those in a few days time,” stated Healy.
After dropping towards Delhi Capitas, UP Warriorz will now get set to face Smriti Mandhana’s Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 10.
Mar 7, 2023