WPL 2023: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets
Delhi’s team reached the top in the points table of Women’s Premier League
Navi Mumbai. After the playoff picture is clear in the Women’s Premier League, now the number-1 race has become interesting. Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and UP Warriors have already reached the playoffs. But, the team which will be number-1 in the points table. She will play the final directly. In this context, the 18th match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians was important. Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai by 9 wickets and secured the first position in the points table of WPL. Earlier, Mumbai Indians were on top.
After a strong performance by the bowlers led by fast bowler Marijan Kapp (two wickets for 13 runs in four overs), the Delhi Capitals won the Women’s Premier League (WPL) T20 match on Monday with the batting of Alice Capsey, Shefali Verma and captain Mag Lanning. Defeated Mumbai Indians by nine wickets.
Delhi bundled out Mumbai for 109 runs
In the match between the top two teams of the points table, the Delhi team achieved the target at the loss of one wicket in just 9 overs after stopping Mumbai for 109 runs for eight wickets. With this victory, the team of Delhi Capitals reached the top of the points table. While the team of Mumbai Indians slipped to second place. Both teams have 10-10 points in seven matches. But after this victory, Delhi’s net run rate became better than Mumbai.
Number-1 race became interesting
The top team in the league stage will directly qualify for the final. While there will be an eliminator match between the second and third placed teams. Delhi chased down the small target aggressively. Shafali Verma and captain Mag Lanning shared a 27-ball 56-run partnership, with the Indian batsman contributing 33 runs in 15 balls. Shefali hit 6 fours and 1 six in her innings.
Haley Mathews broke this partnership by dismissing Shefali. After this, Capsy, who came to the crease, shared an unbroken partnership of 54 runs in 27 balls with Captain Lanning. He scored 38 runs in an unbeaten 17-ball innings with the help of one four and five sixes. Lanning remained unbeaten on 32 runs in 22 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
Cap bowled brilliantly
Earlier, in the third over of the innings, Man of the Match Marijan Kapp dismissed Yastika Bhatia (one) and Nate Sciver-Brunt (zero) on consecutive balls and pushed Mumbai to the backfoot. The team could not recover from these shocks. He got good support from Shikha Pandey and Jess Jonassen. Both took two wickets each.
Vastrakar scored the most runs for Mumbai
Pooja Vastrakar scored the highest 26 runs for Mumbai. While captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Issy Wong contributed 23-23. The 37-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Harmanpreet and Vastrakar was the highest for Mumbai.
Yastika missed reading the ball coming inside the cap and wicketkeeper Tania Bhatia took a simple catch. After this he bowled Siever-Brunt. On the next ball, Harmanpreet Kaur stopped her from completing the hat-trick with a brilliant defense. Mumbai soon got another blow. In the next over, Hayley Mathews (five) was walked by Shikha Pandey. Jemima Rodrigues pulls off a spectacular one-handed catch to give the team a chance to celebrate
Mumbai’s score was 10 runs for three wickets in the fourth over and the team could score only 19 runs in the powerplay. This is the lowest score of this team in Powerplay. In the seventh over, Arundhati Reddy showed Amelia Kerr (eight) the way to the pavilion. After this, Vastrakar, who came to the crease, hit a six and a four. 18 runs came from this 10th over of the innings by Poonam Yadav.
Where Harmanpreet was playing carefully, Vastrakar hit two more fours. However, his innings did not last long. Radha caught his catch on Johnsen’s ball. Harmanpreet handed over the catch to Jemima on Shikha’s ball in order to play a big shot. The Mumbai team, however, managed to add 35 runs in the last five overs, with Issa Wong and Amanjot Kaur (19 runs) contributing.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023, 00:47 IST