So the match between the top teams of the Women’s Premier League is here. We all thought it was going to be such a stunner. But wasn’t this an anti-climactic show? Delhi Capitals is among the top teams in WPL for a reason. While both of these teams are at the top of the table and have qualified for the playoffs already, they still have to play this game.
The first-place team advances directly to the final, while the second-place team must compete in an eliminator. The Mumbai Indians won easily in the second leg, but Meg Lanning and company will try to equal the score tonight.
Let’s see how this match turned out to be.
|Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai|
|Date||Monday, March 20, 2023|
|Match||Mumbai Indians women v Delhi Capitals, women|
|TV Umpire||Gayathri Venugopalan|
|Reserve Umpire||Vrinda Rathi|
|Match Referee||Rajni Basnet|
|MUMBAI INDIANS WOMEN||DELHI CAPITALS WOMEN|
|Yastika Bhatia||Meg Lanning|
|Hayley Matthews||Shafali Verma|
|Nat Sciver-Brunt||Alice Capsey|
|Harmanpreet Kaur||Jemimah Rodrigues|
|Amelia Kerr||Marizanne Kapp|
|Pooja Vastrakar||Jess Jonassen|
|Issy Wong||Taniya Bhatia|
|Amanjot Kaur||Arundhati Reddy|
|Humaira Kazi||Radha Yadav|
|Jintimani Kalita||Shikha Pandey|
|Saika Ishaque||Poonam Yadav|
Mumbai Indians women
- With the bat, Mumbai Indians had a difficult day. The problems began in the third over, when Marizanne Kapp removed Bhatia and Sciver-Brunt in quick succession.
- The threatening Hayley Matthews was also dismissed in the following over, due to a spectacular low catch by Jemimah Rodrigues.
- Amelia Kerr didn’t survive long either, as she was overtaken by the keeper. MI formed a combo with Pooja Vastrakar and captain Harmanpreet, but they both were out in the deep after great beginnings.
- Issy Wong and Amanjot Kaur then provided consistent efforts, while Radha Yadav and Jonassen delivered a few poor deliveries.
- Mumbai Indians finish with 109 runs for the cost of 8 wickets.
Delhi Capitals women
- The Delhi Capitals completed this quickly. MI appeared to be unbeatable until last week, when they were defeated, and now they were humbled.
- DC were always favourites with a tiny target, and Shafali Verma got them off to a good start. She dominated the powerplay, scoring over the middle of the field for good measure.
- Matthews, on the other hand, got the best of her in the last powerplay over, bringing Alice Kapsey to the front. She picked up where Verma left off, smashing Matthews for three sixes in an over.
- Meg Lanning also contributed, scoring at a rapid pace. When Ishaque came to bowl, Capsey assaulted her, taking two sixes and a four.
- Then it was up to the winning runs to be scored in that particular over. Delhi Capitals reach the mark in 9 overs, moving ahead of MI on net run rate. What an amazing performance.
|Delhi Capitals won the toss and chose to bowl first|
|MUMBAI INDIANS WOMEN 109-8|
|Pooja Vastrakar 26(19)||Marizanne Kapp 2-13|
|Issy Wong 23(24)||Shikha Pandey 2-21|
|Harmanpreet Kaur 23(26)||Jess Jonassen 2-25|
|TARGET = 110 runs|
|DELHI CAPITALS WOMEN 110-1|
|Alice Capsey 38(17)||Hayley Matthews 1-27|
|Shafali Verma 33(15)|
|Meg Lanning 32(22)|
|RESULT = Delhi Capitals Women won by 9 wickets|
|PoM = Marizanne Kapp|