WPL 2023: Delhi capitals are back on track as they register a statement win against Gujarat Giants

Delhi Capitals are back to their winning ways after demolishing the struggling Gujarat Giants with the help of Kapp's brilliant spell & Shafali's masterclass in the 9th match of WPL 2023.

Abishek Goswami
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WPL 2023: Marizanne Kapp | Sportz Point

Delhi Capitals gets the better of Gujarat Giants as they demolished them in the 9th match of WPL 2023 at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. Delhi beat Gujarat by 10 wickets and had 12.5 overs to spare. Marizanne Kapp starred in the bowling attack for Delhi as she scalped a five-or while Shafali Verma only dealt with big shots during the chase. Delhi Capitals come back to their winning track after loosing against Mumbai Indians in the last match.

WPL 2023: Meg Lanning & Sneh Rana during the toss | Sportz Point

Meg Lanning & Sneh Rana during the toss

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WPL 2023 Match Report: Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals

Marizanne Kapp dominated and demolished the batting lineup of the Gujarat Giants:

Gujarat Giants won the toss & decided to bat first. Meghana & Wolvaardt opened the batting for Gujarat while Marizanee Kapp started the bowling attack for Delhi Capitals. Meghana & Wolvaardt returned to the dugout without contributing much to the team.

Marizanne Kapp scalped five crucial wickets for Delhi as the batters struggled to put back Gujarat into the right track. She first dismissed the opener Meghana in the second ball of the first over of the match & then claimed the wicket of Laura Wolvaardt in her second over's second delivery. She didn't stop just there and sent Ashleigh Gardner for a golden duck in the next delivery by LBW. Harleen Deol (20) started well and she showed positive intent but unfortunately, it was not her day. Kim Garth remained not out till the end and tried her best to give a stage to Gujarat Giants for putting up a fight but they rattled up to only 105 in 20 overs.

WPL 2023: Big shout for Ashleigh Gardner's LBW decision | Sportz Point

Big shout for Ashleigh Gardner's LBW decision
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Shafali Verma "The Destroyer":

Delhi Batters made the chase so easy for them especially Shafali Verma who took the responsibility for the fireworks. Delhi Capitals successfully chased the target within 7.1 overs without loosing a single wicket. Shafali Verma couldn't deliver the same way as she did in the first match of their campaign. She came back stronger in this match & smashed 76 runs in only 28 deliveries including 10 fours and 5 sixes. Shafali completed her half-century in just 19 deliveries.

WPL 2023: Shafali Verma after scoring her half-century | Sportz Point

Shafali Verma after scoring her half-century
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Skipper Meg Lanning (21*), who is really in great form, didn't have to do much as she perfectly played the part she needed to. Delhi lost the last match against Mumbai but they are surely back on track with a statement win like this.

WPL 2023 Points Table:

Pos Team M W L N/R PT NNR
1 Mumbai Indians 3 3 0 0 6 +4.228
2 Delhi Capitals 4 3 1 0 6 +2.338
3 UP Warriorz 3 2 1 0 4 +0.509
4 Gujarat Giants 4 1 3 0 2 -3.397
5 Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 0 4 0 0 -2.648