Mumbai Indians became the inaugural WPL Champion after beating Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets on 26th March, Sunday. Radha Yadav & Shikha Pandey helped Delhi to put in a respected total after loosing early wickets. Mumbai Indians slowly but effectively chase the target of 132 runs and became the winner of the WPL 2023 Champion. Harmanpreet Kaur finally got the better of Meg Lanning in a Tournament Final.
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WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Match Report
Delhi Capitals won the toss & decided to bat first. Lanning and Shafali Verma went on to open the inning for Delhi. Shafali Verma took on Issy Wong and hit a six and a four and then fell on the third ball. A high full toss hit straight to the fielder at the backward point. Issy Wong struck again by removing Alice Capsey for a duck. Issy Wong struck again and this time picked up the big wicket of Rodrigues who is out caught by Matthews. Amelia Kerr got the big wicket of Marizanne Kapp. Yastika made no mistake in the field and the partnership between Kepp & Meg Lanning got broken. Skipper Meg Lanning gave her best to hold Delhi in the game but eventually, she got run out for 35 runs.
Shikha Pandey & Radha Yadav took the responsibility to help Delhi reach a fighting total after the end of 20 overs. Issy Wong & Hayley Matthews scalped 3 wickets while Amelia Kerr picked up 2 wickets. Hayley Matthews clinched the Purple Cap with 16 wickets to her name.
Hayley Matthews & Yastika Bhatia opened the chase for Mumbai Indians. They lost two early wickets as Jess Jonassen picked up the important wicket of Hayley Matthews. Yastika Bhatia also lost her wicket to Radha Yadav. Nat Sciver-Brunt continued her form with a brilliant half-century . He remained not out by scoring 60* runs till the end of the match and win the match for Mumbai Indians. Harmanpreet Kaur accompanied her very well but losth her wicket due to a run out. Amelia Kerr finished the match in style with 14* runs. Harmanpreet Kaur led Mumbai Indians to glory of the first edition of WPL.