At the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai today, Delhi took on Mumbai in Match 18 of the Women’s T20 League 2023.
How did the match between Delhi and Mumbai pan out?
Meg Lanning chose to bowl first after winning the toss, and this proved to be a wise choice. To set the tone, Marizanne Kapp caused the ball to move in the air and scalped a few elite Mumbai batters. Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy, for example, continued the good work by taking wickets. Only Poonam Yadav failed to perform well with the ball for Delhi as Jess Jonassen and Radha Yadav both bowled well.
Mumbai’s top three batters were unsuccessful, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur did her hardest to get a few runs. Issy Wong, Pooja Vastrakar, and Amanjot Kaur all contributed with useful hits to help Mumbai reach the 100-run threshold.
Pooja Vastrakar, who got the most runs for MI with a knock of 26 off 19 balls that included three fours and a six, set a goal of 110 runs. Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, and Jess Jonassen each claimed two wickets in the meantime.
With nine overs left in their target of 110 runs, Delhi had reached 110/1 thanks to Alice Capsey’s undefeated innings of 38 runs off just 17 balls. Meg Lanning continued to stay unbeaten on 32 while a quick-fire 33 was also scored by the young Shafali Verma.Hayley Matthews grabbed a wicket of Shafali for Mumbai in the powerplay as a consolation.
Both teams currently have 10 points, but DC is in first place due to a higher net run rate.
Delhi just demonstrated the adage “vengeance is a dish that is best consumed cold” as they exacted revenge for their crushing defeat to table-toppers Mumbai by defeating them to tie them on points. In addition, Delhi’s net run rate has surpassed Mumbai’s, putting them in a strong position for automatic qualification to the final.
Fans react to a Mumbai thrashing by Delhi in the Women’s T20 League: –
Delhi Capitals have defeated the table toppers Mumbai Indians.
2nd consecutive defeat for MI. pic.twitter.com/BwxDOLPdcB
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 20, 2023
MI bowlers to Alice capsey : pic.twitter.com/jzAtqaGFmB
— Cricket With Laresh (@Lareshhere) March 20, 2023
UPW is ready to tharsh DC tomorrow, table toppers for today only
— G. (@StanRG45) March 20, 2023
Stop scrolling and laugh at MI😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— UjjWAL (@_ujjW4L_) March 20, 2023
MI batted like india and DC batted like australia ftom the india vs Australia 2nd odi
— ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一 (@NO_VIS0R) March 20, 2023
Rcb peaking at the wrong time😩,just one match and they would've went into playoffs
— Supernova 😸 (@_lessthanzero__) March 20, 2023
MI is dipping on the wrong time. Delhi were too good today. Back to back 2 defeats for MI & will loose the top spot to DC.
— Shakti Man 💥 (@IamShaktiMann) March 20, 2023
DC to MI now … pic.twitter.com/ez2WipvfBl
— Soham Gupta (@2by_or_not_2by) March 20, 2023
two days two indian skippers two worst defeat in two different formats by two aus goats 🤡🤡🤡🤧🤧🤧🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲
— Kawal7818 (@kawal7818) March 20, 2023
Defeated naah , absolutely thrashed, pummelled….
— Sainath Murali (@sainathm03) March 20, 2023