Fast start helps Capitals exact revenge on Indians

THE Delhi Capitals have finally been able to exact some revenge on the Mumbai Indians, defeating them by 29 runs to hold on to top spot at the top of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) ladder.

Sent in to bat, Delhi made a swift start to its innings, going at over 10 runs an over before losing a wicket. Maintaining a run rate of around the eight-per-over, the Capitals posted 4-192 at Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Delhi’s big names shone with bat in hand. Jemimah Rodrigues smashed eight fours and three sixes on her way to an unbeaten 69, while Meg Lanning whacked six fours and two sixes to post 53.

Meanwhile for Mumbai, the wicket taking duties were shared evenly, with Shabnim Ismail, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar and Hayley Matthews all getting on the board.

By contrast, Mumbai’s innings got off to a disastrous start, as Marizanne Kapp and Shikha Pandey got to work and ripped through the top order to leave the Indians reeling at 3-29 after only three overs.

The poor start hampered the Indians’ hopes of ever reaching the tally, with only a sixth-wicket partnership featuring Amanjot Kaur making any significant inroads. Kaur was the Indians’ top-scorer with 42 (27).

Kapp finished with two wickets for Delhi, but it was Jess Jonassen who topped the Capitals’ wicket tally with three to her name.

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