Delhi Capitals won by five wickets over UP Warriors
With a five-wicket victory over the UP Warriorz, the Delhi Capitals reached the finals of the Women’s Premier League championship game. Delhi completed their goal of 139 with 13 balls remaining thanks to Englishwoman Alice Capsey’s 3-26 and her 34-point performance.
Warriorz, who had already been promoted to the round of 16, will now face the Mumbai Indians in the elimination game on Friday.
Both Mumbai and Delhi finished with 12 points, but because of Delhi’s higher net run rate, they took first place in the standings. Mumbai had a chance to overtake Royal Challengers Bangalore for the top spot in the preceding match, but it took them 16.3 overs to chase down 126, which further hurt their net run rate.
However, the following day, the Warriors batting failed to put any pressure on Delhi’s pursuit of a final spot. On Monday, the Warriors secured their place in the eliminator after a stunning chase of 178 against the Gujarat Giants.
To finish first in the standings, Delhi needed to win by at least two balls, and their explosive opening pair of Shafali Verma and top run-scorer Meg Lanning got the chase off by building a stand of 56 in 4.5 overs.
But the Warriors fought back as three wickets fell in only two overs, with Lanning going for 39 and Verma going for 21.
Mumbai, under the direction of former England captain Charlotte Edwards, appeared to be cruising into the championship game after winning five of their first five games.
They must now accept a spot in the eliminator due to a slight pause in their performance after already securing qualification, as seen by their losses against Delhi and the Warriorz.
When Sophie Devine was miserably run out by Amelia Kerr in the first over, RCB’s pride suffered. RCB had a dismal first season in the WPL with just one win, and they were clearly playing for honor.