The first-ever Women's T20 League final was held on Sunday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Harmanpreet Kaur's Mumbai team faced off against Delhi, and the game was attended by some of the biggest names in Indian cricket, including Sachin Tendulkar and Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma, along with opener Ishan Kishan, was in the stands to show his support for the Mumbai team. The duo is set to spearhead Mumbai's batting attack in the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League. Sachin Tendulkar and pace ace Jasprit Bumrah were also present to witness the historic match.
In the WTL final, Mumbai Indians' pacer Issy Wong led the charge, triggering a batting collapse of the Delhi Capitals side by removing Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, and Jemimah Rodrigues in the first powerplay. Wong was supported by MI spinner Hayley Matthews, who chipped in with crucial wickets of Jess Jonassen, Minnu Mani, and Taniya Bhatia, turning the game into a low-scoring contest.
Despite Lanning’s DC being on the verge of folding for a paltry total, middle-order batters Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav guided Delhi to a respectable total. Yadav scored 27 off 12 balls, while Pandey smashed 27 off 17 balls to help Delhi post 131-9 in the 20-over contest. The duo stitched a match-altering 52-run partnership for the last wicket, making the game much closer than it would have been otherwise.
Here's how Twitter reacted;
Meanwhile Women's MI team pic.twitter.com/PJgMnl4N3J— ً (@SarcasticCowboy) March 26, 2023
Ambani premier league just change it mann why so drama— Manoj🦅 (@TheOrginallll) March 26, 2023
Panoti is watching the match— Suraj (@suprsuraj) March 26, 2023
Dekhne aaye hai umpires sahi se kaam kar rahe hai ya nahi— Garvit (@garrvitizm) March 26, 2023
Umpire se milne aaey hai💀— Cricturn (@cricturn) March 26, 2023