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WPL 2023: Top 5 bowling performances from second week

In week two, these bowlers dominated their opponents and bagged triumphs for their respective teams.

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The Women’s Premier League (WPL) entered the third week with match 15 between Gujarat Giants (GG) and Delhi Capitals (DC). So far, Mumbai Indians have emerged as the dominant side in the tournament, ruling the points chart with five victories and a loss in six matches. Going through the performance of the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team, it could be said that the franchise has got successful in the league round due to its discipline in all three departments. However, their bowling attack has looked more fierce and efficient against the opponents as compared to the batting department.

Talking about bowling displays in the second week, Delhi Capitals (DC) kicked off their week two in style by hammering Gujarat Giants by 10 wickets. In their comprehensive victory, their bowlers played a vital part as they folded GG’s innings at a score of 105/9 (20 overs). In the second week of the tournament, there were many games where bowlers powered their teams to emerge victorious in matches.

Talking more about it, here are the five best bowling performances of week two

5. Saika Ishaque 3/33 vs UP Warriorz

Saika Ishaque. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After winning their first three games of the league, MI were looking to continue their winning streak in the fourth match as well at their home ground Brabourne Stadium. This time, they were facing UP Warriorz who looked confident in their previous match, clinching a spectacular 10-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
 
Winning the toss, Warriorz skipper Alyssa Healy chose to bat first. For MI, Saika Ishaque delivered the first breakthrough, dismissing Devika Vaidya on six runs in the last delivery of her first over. Her disciplined bowling gave confidence to Amelia Kerr, who took the scalp of Kiran Navgire on 17 (14). 

Losing a couple of wickets early in the game, Alyssa Healy and Tahlia McGrath strived to bring UPW back into the game with their sensible batting. However, Saika Ishaque, who was in great touch, dismissed both batters in the same over and helped MI to stop Warriorz on an average total of 159/6. In the end, the target proved insufficient for UPW to stop MI’s juggernaut as Harmanpreet Kaur & Co took the game home with eight wickets in hand. 

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