Delhi's Radha Yadav and Marizanne Kapp combine for 7 wickets to restrict UP Warriorz below 120

Radha Yadav finished with four wickets, while Kapp registered outstanding figures of 3/5 in four overs. Both Delhi Openers scored half-centuries in reply to register a comfortable win for their side.

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DC-W vs UP-W WPL 2024 (Source: X)

DC-W vs UP-W WPL 2024 (Source: X)

Delhi Capitals Women and UP Warriorz Women were up against each other in pursuit of their maiden win in the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024. Capitals were beaten by defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener by four wickets in a last-ball thriller. On the other hand, Warriorz lost by 2 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore in another thrilling last-ball finish.


With a 9-wicket win over Warriorz in Match 4 on Monday, Capitals opened their account in style. Meg Lanning elected to bowl first after winning the toss at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium and their bowlers put in an exceptional performance to restrict the opposition below 120. Warriors have to wait to get on the winning track. 

Here are the key moments of the game

  • Marizanne Kapp's magnificent spell to set the tone
  • Radha Yadav joins the fun 
  • Shweta Sehrawat's brilliant fightback 
  • Delhi openers come out all guns blazing 
  • Delhi got over the line in the 15th over 

Marizanne Kapp's magnificent spell to set the tone

Skipper Lanning's decision to bowl first proved right when Marizanne Kapp breathed fire in her opening spell. She removed Warriorz opener Vrinda Dinesh in the third over without allowing her to open her account. Her next over resulted in two wickets, leaving the opposition in trouble. Tahlia McGrath struggled to find runs and eventually returned to the pavilion in the fifth over after scoring just one run off 9 balls. Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy was her third victim as the South African took three wickets conceding just 5 runs in her four overs.


Radha Yadav joins the fun

Radha Yadhav then joined the fun to rip apart the Warriorz's batting line-up. The left-arm Indian spinner sent star Australian all-rounder Grace Harris packing in the 10th over. A couple of overs later, she got rid of Kiran Navgire to put her team in the driver's seat. Radha got a big breakthrough by dismissing the opponents' top scorer Shweta Sehrawat in the 18th over. She wrapped up the Warriors' innings and her four-wicket haul by sending back Sophie Ecclestone off the final ball.

Shweta Sehrawat's brilliant fightback 

With the scoreboard reading 57/5 in 12 overs, Warriorz were in real trouble. Just when it looked like they would be bowled out for less than 100 runs, Shweta Sehrawat played a brilliant knock to help guide her team to a respectable score. She stitched a brief partnership with Poonam Khemnar for the sixth wicket. Sehrawat's 45 runs off 42 balls fueled Warriorz to reach 119-9 in 20 overs. 

"Feeling good as I was able to contribute. Will try to defend this total. Intent was to play that over cover, but couldn't execute it. Will try to stick to our strengths and try to restrict them," Sehrawat said after the first innings. 

Delhi openers come out all guns blazing 

Chasing 120, Delhi openers came out all guns blazing, especially Shafali Verma. The Indian youngster punished the bowlers right from the start. Meg Lanning slowly took the back seat and played the perfect anchor role from the other end. Shafali notched up a brisk fifty, a knock that consisted of four maximums and six fours. Lanning also scored a fifty towards the end. 

Delhi got over the line in the 15th over 

The game witnessed a bit of an ant-climax as captain Lanning got dismissed when her team was just a hit away from victory. She completed her half-century in the first ball of the 15th over and got dismissed on the very next ball. However, Jemimah Rodrigues came and hit the very first delivery for a boundary and got the team over the line comfortably. 

Final Analysis 

Delhi Capitals with a healthy Net Run Rate of +1.222, have climbed to the second spot. Meanwhile, UP Warriorz slipped to the bottom of the table with 0 points and an NRR of -1.266. Delhi will next face Royal Challengers Bangalore Women on February 29, while Up's next game is against Gujarat Giants on March 1.

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