THE Delhi domination train has returned to full speed after last start’s first loss of the tournament, after the Capitals downed the Gujarat Giants comfortably by 10 wickets yesteday.
After the Giants were restricted to 9/105 from their 20 overs, it was no challenge chasing down the target for Delhi’s openers, with the pair only needing just over seven overs to reach the target. Gujarat lost their first wicket on only the second ball of their innings and did not have any score on the board, which really was a sign of things to come for the team in orange.
It was a pair of Aussies who top scored for the Giants, with Kim Garth making 32 not out and Georgia Wareham making 22. The Giants could not even get the help of bad bowling from the Capitals, with Delhi only conceding three extras. However, when only four batters make a double digit score as what happened in Gujarat’s innings, a big score is never on the cards.
Meanwhile for the Capitals, it was Marizanne Kapp who was the pick of the bowlers, taking a stellar 5/15 from her four overs at an economy rate of a mere 3.75. Shikha Pandey were also stellar with ball in hand, picking up three wickets from her four innings.
In the chase, Delhi’s openers Shafali Verma and skipper Meg Lanning had no trouble reaching the target, and were helped by Gujarat’s slack bowling which saw them concede 10 extras. Verma finished on 76 not out while Lanning made 21 not out.
Delhi does not have to wait too long for its next match against the Royal Challengers, slated for only 48 hours after this game. Gujarat on the other hand have to wait one more day for its next clash, coming against Mumbai on Wednesday morning Australian time.