Mumbai Indians put on an impressive all-around performance to defeat Delhi Capitals by 8 wickets in their Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 match at the DY Patil Sports Academy on Thursday. Delhi Capitals set a target of 106 runs for Mumbai Indians to chase, but it was not enough to stop the Mumbai Indians from winning the match.
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Yastika Bhatia scored the highest with 41 runs, and Hayley Matthews slammed 32, while Nat Sciver-Brunt scored an unbeaten 23 to help Mumbai Indians chase down the target of 106 runs in just 15 overs. Alice Capsey and Tara Norris bagged one wicket each for Delhi Capitals, but their efforts were not enough to stop the Mumbai Indians.
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Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start as openers Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia blasted Delhi bowlers all around the ground. Matthews slammed Shikha Pandey for back-to-back three boundaries, and the duo kept piling runs at a blistering pace, bringing up the team’s fifty in the 7th over of the game.
However, Tara Norris gave Mumbai a big blow by removing Yastika for 41 in the 9th over of the game, and Matthews lost her wicket to Alice Capsey after scoring 32 runs. Nat Sciver-Brunt and captain Harmanpreet Kaur handled the change as they kept piling runs while slamming boundaries. On the 15th over’s last ball, Sciver-Brunt slammed a stunning four to guide Mumbai Indians home with an 8-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals.
Earlier, superb spells by Saika Ishaque, Issy Wong, and Hayley Matthews helped Mumbai Indians bundle out Delhi Capitals for 105 in 18 overs. Matthews, Ishaque, and Wong bagged three-wicket hauls respectively, while Pooja Vastrakar claimed one. For Delhi Capitals, Meg Lanning scored the highest with 43 while Jemimah Rodrigues slammed 25 runs.
Saika Ishaque drew first blood for Delhi Capitals as she removed opener Shafali Verma for just 2 runs in the 2nd over of the game. The right-handed batter Alice Capsey then came out to bat, but she failed to score big and returned after scoring just 6 runs.
In the meantime, Issy Wong took her first wicket of the match, dismissing Marizanne Kapp for just 2 runs. However, Jemimah Rodrigues handled the charge and slammed 13 runs off Nat Sciver-Brunt’s over, with the help of three boundaries.
After 10 overs, Delhi Capital’s score read 58/3. Meg Lanning then shifted gears and slammed back-to-back three fours in Amelia Kerr’s over, gathering 14 runs. Rodrigues continued with the power hitting from the other end for Delhi.
Unfortunately, Rodrigues’ stay at the crease ended as Ishaque bowled her out for 25 in the 13th over of the game. Delhi Capitals then lost the wickets of Meg Lanning, Jess Jonassen, and Minnu Mani in quick succession within 2 overs.
Lanning returned after scoring 43 runs, while Jonassen and Mani were not even able to score double digits. Wong then gave Delhi Capitals double blows as she dismissed Taniya Bhatia for 4 and Radha Yadav for 10 in the 17th over of the game.
Finally, Matthews claimed the last wicket of batter Tara Norris to help Mumbai Indians bundle out Delhi Capitals for 105 in 18 overs.
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Brief scores for Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Match
- Delhi Capitals 105 (Meg Lanning 43, Jemimah Rodrigues 25; Saika Ishaque 3-13)
- Mumbai Indians 109/2 (Yastika Bhatia 41, Hayley Matthews 32; Tara Norris 1-4)
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