Delhi capitals didn’t waste any opportunity to finish at the top of the table. They beat UP Warriorz for the second time in the WPL 2023 campaign. Tahila Mcgrath once again gave her best to the team but didn’t finish on the winning side. She has been phenomenal in this campaign but she is not getting the praise, she deserves. Marizanne Kapp also shined for Delhi Capitals alongside Alice Capsey who led the team to their sixth victory of the inaugural campaign.
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WPL 2023: UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals Match Report:
Tahila Mcgrath fought alone once again for UP Warriorz:
Delhi Capitals won the toss & decided to bowl first. Skipper Alyssa Healy & Shweta Sehrawat started the inning quite nicely. Shweta showed pure class at the start but Radha Yadav struck early for the Capitals. Healy tried to build a partnership with Simran Shaikh but Radha Yadav broke the partnership again. Simran returned to the stands just for 11 runs in 23 deliveries. Alice Capsey claimed the wicket of Skipper Alyssa Healy for 36 runs. After a good start, UP lost quick wickets. Tahila Mcgrath once again took responsibility & played a brilliant knock of 58 runs in 32 deliveries including 8 fours & 2 sixes. She remained not out till the end & single-handedly helped UP Warriorz to reach a respected total of 138 runs. Kiran Navgire, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone no one was able to put up a partnership with Tahila or the score would be different. Alice Capsey claimed 3 wickets while Radha Yadav scalped 2 big wickets for Delhi Capitals.
Marizanne-Alice’s partnership led Delhi to the top of the table:
Delhi Capitals started the chase on high as skipper Meg Lanning was in the mood for big shots. On the other side, Shafali Verma showed class but eventually, she got out for 21 runs. Meg Lanning scored 39 runs in 23 balls with 5 fours & 2 sixes. The capitals lost two early wickets as Jemimah Rodrigues failed to contribute anything to the team. Delhi became 67/2 from 55/0 in a quick time. Shabnim Ismail removed Meg Lanning and the score became 70/3 after 7 overs. One thing that was positive for Delhi was the run rate. Although they lost 3 quick wickets, there were no such big differences in the run rate. Marizanne Kapp (34*) & Alice Capsey (34) then made the differences for the opposition. A brilliant partnership that eventually led Delhi to its sixth victory of the campaign. Delhi moved to the top of the table by replacing Mumbai Indians after the end of the league games of WPL 2023.