WPL 2023
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WPL 2023 MI Vs DC: Delhi Capitals Steamroll Mumbai Indians To Climb Top Of The Points Table. In the second game of the day, table toppers Mumbai Indians locked horns with Delhi Capitals. Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians have won five games out of six in this inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Delhi Capitals are ranked in second position in the points table with four wins out of six games.

Delhi Capitals Restricted Mumbai Indians To 109 In 20 Overs.

Meg Lanning won the toss and put opponent Mumbai Indians to bat first. Delhi bowlers proved the decision of their captain right early in the innings by dismissing three MI batsmen in the power play. Pace-bowling all-rounder Marizanne Kapp bagged two wickets on back-to-back deliveries. Yastika Bhatia could make just one run off six balls; whereas one-down batsman Nat Sciver-Brunt had to go back to the dugout on a golden duck. Another pacer Shikha Pandey removed in-form Haley Matthews.

Mumbai continued to lose wickets in succession. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur made 23 runs off 26 deliveries, but still, she couldn’t stop the collapse of the batting lineup. Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong and Amanjot Kaur contributed some runs in the death overs. Delhi Capitals restricted Mumbai to 109 in 20 overs. Kapp, Shikha Pandey and Jess Jonassen bagged two wickets each.

Delhi Capitals Chased The Target In Just Nine Overs

While chasing the target, Delhi skipper Lanning gave a flying start to her team with two back-to-back fours in the first over. Second opener Shafali Verma also follow the same suit and cracked many boundaries in the first four overs. dismissed Shafali in the fifth over. Shafali played a blistering knock of 33 runs off just 15 balls. One-down batsman Alice Capsey and Lanning continue to dominate opponent bowlers. They reached their team to target in just nine overs to register a huge win by nine wickets. Lanning remained unbeaten on 32 off 22 balls; whereas Capsey played a sparkling unbeaten knock of 38 runs off just 17 balls.

Brief Scorecard: Delhi Capitals 110/1 (9 overs) (Capsey 38*, Shafali 33, Lanning 32*, Matthews 1/27 beat Mumbai Indians 109/8 (20 overs) (Vastrakar 26, Kaur 23, Kapp 2/13) by nine wickets.

Playing XIs Of Mumbai Indians And Delhi Capitals

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque

Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Taniya Bhatia(w), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav