DCW Vs UPW WPL 2023 Match Report and Highlights: By defeating Mumbai, Delhi has secured the number-1 position in the points table and with this, it has also confirmed its place in the finals directly.
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Mumbai: Delhi Capitals defeated UP Warriors by five wickets in the last match of the league stage of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Delhi won the toss and decided to bowl first in this match. Delhi’s bowlers did not allow UP to score big and this team could score only 138 runs after losing six wickets after playing full 20 overs. After this, Delhi achieved the target by losing five wickets in 17.5 overs with their brilliant batting.
With this, Delhi ended this era by being at number-1. The advantage of this was that this team will now go directly to the finals. This victory of Delhi caused damage to Mumbai as it slipped from number one to second. The UP team finished at number three. All these three teams have qualified for the playoffs. Mumbai and UP teams will play eliminator matches and the winning team will face Delhi in the final.
Delhi had to score 139 runs to win. He needed a good start which he got. Meg Lanning and Shefali Verma gave a good start to Delhi. Both shared a 56-run partnership for the first wicket. Shefali was dismissed after scoring 21 runs in 16 balls with the help of four fours. After this, Jemima Rodrigues (3 runs) returned to the pavilion on a total score of 67. After this, Lanning was also dismissed on a total score of 70 runs. He scored 39 runs in 23 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.
Such was the batting of UP
Captain Alyssa Healy and Shweta Sehrawat tried to give a good start to UP. Both of them added 30 runs for the first wicket. Shweta got out after scoring 19 runs. But Healy continued his style and kept scoring runs. He scored 36 runs in 34 balls with the help of four fours and a six. His wicket fell on a total score of 63. After this Simran Sheikh was dismissed after scoring only 11 runs but Talia McGrath took the lead and scored fast runs. This player scored a half-century and that is why the UP team could reach a respectable score. McGrath faced 32 balls and scored 58 runs with the help of eight fours and two sixes. No other batsman could support him in the lower order.
Kiran Navgire two, Deepti Sharma three, Sophie Ecclestone were out without opening an account. McGrath remained unbeaten. Alyssa Capsy took three wickets for Delhi. Radha Yadav took two wickets. One wicket came for Jess Jonassen.