MI-W vs UP-W: Watch - Mumbai Indians' Pacer Issy Wong Creates History As She Claims First-ever Hat-trick In WPL
MI-W vs UP-W: Watch - Mumbai Indians' Pacer Issy Wong Creates History As She Claims First-ever Hat-trick In WPL [PC: BCCI/WPL]

Last Update on: March 24th, 2023 at 11:35 pm

The 20-year-old England Women’s National Cricket Team right-arm pacer Issy Wong, who is playing for the Mumbai Indians (MI) Women in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023, registered her name straight into the history books by claiming the first-ever hat-trick in the Women’s Premier League (WPL).

Isabelle Eleanor Chih Ming Wong, popularly known as Issy Wong, has represented England in 9 T20Is, 3 ODIs and a single Test match. Issy Wong was bought by the Mumbai Indians (MI) Women for INR 30 lakh (US$36,600 approximately).

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Before being bought by Mumbai Indians (MI) Women, Issy Wong had represented Sydney Thunder Women, Southern Vipers, Birmingham Phoenix Women and Hobart Hurricanes Women in franchise cricket.

Meanwhile, Issy Wong became the first-ever player to bag a hat-trick in the WPL in the grand stage of the Eliminator of the inaugural edition of the tournament against UP Warriorz on Friday, March 24 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai.

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Issy Wong shined in the crucial game and bowled terrific lines and lengths in the match against the Alyssa Healy-led side. She started off her brilliant spell by dismissing the UP Warriorz skipper Alyssa Healy for 11 in the 3rd over itself.

Then, Issy Wong came to bowl the 13th over and displayed bowling masterclass. She dismissed dangerous Kiran Navgire on the 2nd ball, before knocking over Simran Shaikh and Sophie Ecclestone on the 3rd and 4th delivery to complete a phenomenal hat-trick.

Watch: Issy Wong Claims A Historic Hat-trick

Issy Wong, who grew up watching Mumbai Indians, not only became the first-ever player to bag a hat-trick in the WPL, but she has also become the first-ever Mumbai Indians (both Men’s and Women’s) player to pick up a hat-trick.

It’s all a bit surreal – Issy Wong

Speaking after picking up a memorable hat trick Issy Wong said that she worked very hard for the last few years and was delighted to finally get the rewards. Issy Wong also spoke about her England teammate Sophie Ecclestone.

“It’s all a bit surreal, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind for the last couple of weeks. Put in a bit of hard yards for the last couple of years in the gym and rewarding to enjoy all of that. Under lights, it swung. The square allows you to keep the swing going even in the later stages of the innings. We knew if we look after the ball, then we can get it to swing,” Issy Wong said.

“I was just trying to hit the stumps, Soph got the better of last time, I did not want to land in her spot. She said well bowled, she is a good friend and she is a quality cricketer as well. It’s a bit more exciting as you know each other well. The job’s not done. You don’t enter competitions to make the semi-finals, you enter them to be competitive and try to win it.”

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