Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Highlights of the Delhi Caps' thrashing of the Mumbai Indians to move atop the standings

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Highlights: Delhi go top of the table with thumping win over Mumbai


Delhi, India: Monday's penultimate Women's Premier League group stage match saw Delhi Capitals wreak sweet revenge on Mumbai Indians with an all-round performance that saw them defeat them by nine wickets.

As they moved ahead of MI on net run rate, Delhi now stand a golden opportunity to secure direct qualification for the final thanks to this astonishing victory. From seven matches, both teams have 10 points.

Scorecard | What actually happened Delhi first chose to bowl, and they did a fantastic job of limiting Mumbai's strong batting to 109/8 in 20 overs and pulling off a chase in just 9 overs to knock Mumbai out of the running for a spot in the final.

Shafali Verma and captain Meg Lanning swindled Mumbai bowlers from the word go heaping 50 sudden spikes in demand for the board in only 4 overs. Shafali's barrage of 33 runs from 15 balls established the groundwork for Delhi's large success.

After that, Delhi won the game thanks to an unbeaten 54-run partnership between Alice Capsey and Lanning. Capsey finished with a score of 38 not out off just 17 balls, including 5 sixes and 1 four, while Lanning finished with an unbeaten 32 off 22 balls. Lanning played some lovely strokes.

@DelhiCapitals chase down the  with 11 overs remaining to move to the top of the points table!S... https://t.co/1GrEFTx5hO — South African pacer Marizanne Kapp struck twice in two balls to cause MI's collapse in the Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) 1679330306000 Jess Jonassen and Shikha Pandey also contributed two wickets for DC.

On Tuesday, Delhi will play UP Warriorz, who have also qualified for the play-offs. Mumbai will play Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are not in the running, on the same day.

The team that finishes first in the table and directly qualifies for the final will be decided by Tuesday's matches. The elimination game will feature the teams in second and third place.

Guarding a little aggregate, Mumbai required early wickets yet Delhi openers Lanning and Shafali denied them any forward leap till the fifth over when the last option was out for 33 off only 15 balls. During her aggressive innings, Verma hit six fours and one six, including three in the second over bowled by Issy Wong.

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