WPL 2023: In the last league match of Women’s Premier League 2023, Delhi Capitals team defeated UP Warriors by 5 wickets. Batting first in this match, the UP team scored 138 runs losing 6 wickets. Whereas, in response to this, the Delhi team chased this target in 17.5 overs. With this, the Delhi team has directly qualified for the finals.
Delhi’s team reached the top
After this win, Delhi Capitals went on top of the table with 12 points from 6 wins in 8 matches, while Mumbai Indians remained second even after having the same number of points due to poor net run rate. UP Warriors were sure to finish third before this match. As per the tournament rules, the top team in the league stage will directly qualify for the final while the second and third placed teams will play an eliminator match.
Capsy continues to excel
‘Player of the match’ Capsey, after taking three wickets for 26 runs in four overs, played a key role in the innings of 34 runs in 31 balls for the team to reach the final. Captain Lanning played an aggressive inning of 39 runs in 23 balls for Delhi. While Marijaan Cap, who hit Vijai fours, remained unbeaten on 34 runs in 31 balls. Chasing the target, Lanning and Shefali Verma (21 runs in 16 balls) shared a 56-run partnership in 31 balls for the first wicket to give Delhi Capitals a fast start once again. Lanning showed his intentions by hitting three fours and a six in Shabnim Ismail’s first over. From the other end, Shefali also opened her account by hitting a boundary against S Yashashree. She managed to hit the first two balls of the fifth over for fours but was caught by Sophie Eccleston in an attempt to play another big shot.
Lanning also hit a six against Deepti, which took the team’s score to 67 for one in the powerplay. Ismail, who had conceded 18 runs in the opening over, returned to bowl in the 7th over and got the Warriors back in the match by taking the wicket of Lanning after Jemimah Rodrigues. She dismissed Jemima (three) on the first ball of the over while Lanning was caught by Simran Sheikh in an attempt to hit a six.