In the clash of heavyweights, Delhi Capitals (DC) got the better of Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 18 of the ongoing Women’s Premier League (WPL) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai on Monday.
Bowling first, the Capitals were right on the money, triggering MI’s collapse straightaway. The dominant show from the bowling unit of DC featuring the likes of Marizanne Kapp (2/13), Shikha Pandey (2/21) and Jess Jonassen (2/25) didn’t give any chance to Mumbai to comeback in the game.
Pooja Vastrakar, with 26 off 19, including 3 fours and a six, was the highest scorer of Mumbai as the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side could only able to reach 109/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, the Capitals got off to a flying start, with Shafali Verma smacking the MI bowlers right from the word go. She added 56 runs for the opening wicket with skipper Meg Lanning before getting dismissed for a quickfire knock of 33 from 15 balls.
However, the show stopper was the young star Alice Kapsey who continued from where Shafali left, taking Mumbai bowlers to the cleaners. She smacked Hayley Matthews for three sixes in an over as Capitals chased down the target in 9 overs and moved ahead of MI on net run rate, acquiring the top spot in the points table.
“It was a great game, hard to fault much. We got off well with the bowl, Kapp got us to a great start again and to chase down like that was brilliant. (On Kapp) She’s very talented, always eager to play well and to see her perform so well, very pleased for her. I think the bowler’s did it for us tonight, to restrict them to about 100 was great. (On Orange Cap) I was quite happy with the blue, not too worried about things like this. Just want a repeat performance like this, bat well, bowl well and hopefully get another win,” said Lanning after the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
🔝 OF THE TABLE!@DelhiCapitals chase down the 🎯 with 11 overs to spare and move to the top of the points table!
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/Gcv5Cq5nOi#TATAWPL | #MIvDC pic.twitter.com/L1IGiCAEmg
— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 20, 2023
TOP OF THE TABLE – take that! Let’s go @DelhiCapitals boom boom boom! @wplt20
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) March 20, 2023
Delhi Capitals move to the top of the points table in WPL.
Chase down 111 runs from just 9 overs.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 20, 2023
The team that looked invincible in the first five games has dropped two games in a row. Tonight’s loss to #DC has dented the NRR a fair bit too. While the 1-2-3 are sorted…the final day of the #TataWPL will tell us who makes it directly to the finals. Loving it 😍 @JioCinema
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 20, 2023
Tabadtod 1st Innings. Table-topping 2nd innings 💙❤️#YehHaiNayiDilli #MIvDC pic.twitter.com/vlCxMKDuWO
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 20, 2023
🏏🔵 CAKEWALK RUN CHASE! DC walks off with an easy victory after chasing down the target in just 9 overs.
📷 BCCI • #WPL #TATAWPL #WPL2023 #TeamIndia #BharatArmy pic.twitter.com/d70Db3I3aZ
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 20, 2023
Delhi Capitals thrash Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets.#cricket #MIvDC Scorecard: https://t.co/3IC5ovE8qd #WPL #WPL2023 #CricketTwitter #WomenCricket pic.twitter.com/8XIlPJEe0g
— WomenCricket.com (@WomenCricketHQ) March 20, 2023
Delhi Capitals’ victory over Mumbai Indians tonight was as dominant as Australia’s ODI win last night at Vizag.#WPL2023 #WPLT20 #WPL #DCvMI #MIvDC
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 20, 2023
Not our day today. We shift our focus on tomorrow’s match.#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AaliRe #WPL2023 #MIvDC pic.twitter.com/uvtLAbHrK8
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 20, 2023
Alice Capsey – a superstar in making!
Just 18 years of age and she's dominating the game with some intent. 38* in just 17 balls tonight for her against Mumbai Indians. pic.twitter.com/of2mfunOAG
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 20, 2023
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