Match Details

DCW vs UPW 5th Match, WPL 2023

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Delhi Capitals Women won by 42 runs 🏆
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T McGrath Logo
T McGrath Jersy



T McGrath
4s: 11
6s: 4
S Shaikh Logo
S Shaikh Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
A Reddy Logo
A Reddy Jersy



A Reddy

Econ: 14.00
18th Over:
= 17
Last Over:
= 18
This Over:
= 14
UPWUPW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4833
10 Over 6771
15 Over 109109
DCWDCW - 1st Innings
6 Over 4862
10 Over 9396
15 Over 138146
20 Over 191211


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Inn 2
That brings an end to our coverage for this game. This is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee and scorer Bishal Mondal. Do join us for more cricketing action all around the globe. Until next time, cheers and good night.
Jess Jonassen (Player of the Match): "Tonight it was more Jess the batter. Went for a bit with the ball. Enjoying my time with Delhi. Yes, I am suited to this role and enjoying it. Very difficult to bowl to Healy. Happy to go one over her. Tahlia got one over me. We have fun playing against each other a lot. I mean I am enjoying my cricket a lot to say the least."   
Player of the Match: Jess Jonassen
Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals Women Captain): "It's a nice start to the tournament. Jess and Jemimah did a fine job in the end which helped us finish with a flourish and we picked up wickets in the powerplay. I enjoy batting here in India. The ball flies off the ground. These are batting-friendly wickets and will look at how it goes as the tournament progresses. It's a great setup at the Delhi Capitals. Hopefully, I'll wear the Orange Cap for two more games." 
Powerful Striker of the Match goes to Tahlia McGrath for her 4 sixes that she hit.   
Time for the presentations. 
Marizanne Kapp (Delhi Capitals Women): "I’m enjoying the batting but not the bowling at the moment. I think I have got confidence in my batting. The openers have been exceptional. But we are blessed to have a well-balanced team. Jess also came out playing her strokes lower down the order. I’m gonna have a bowl after this interview (Smiles). I need to bowl more quicker. In the first match, I bowled fuller and tonight I bowled shorter. So, I have to adjust quickly. It’s tough to bowl here on these venues as we have seen the batters enjoy here."
Alyssa Healy (UP Warriorz Women Captain): "Look That's T20 cricket. We went for 65 runs with the ball and lost 3 in the first 5 overs of our batting. I think some positives to take for us. I think nothing to change for us. Ismail did well. We gave away too many runs and lost too many wickets. No support for Tahlia. So, we need to buck up. I tried my best in getting to a good total, but we lacked support in the end. I think we have to be smarter and do the little things right. I think dropping two catches did not help either. We could have kept them down to 180. Now, a quick turn around and looking forward to CCI now." 
11:05 PM IST | Akshay: That’s it. The Delhi Capitals Women make it two in two in the Women’s Premier League 2023. An all-around effort sees them beat the UP Warriorz comprehensively by 42 runs. The batters set up things by posting a mammoth total on the board before their bowlers stepped up to defend it successfully.

Chasing a mammoth total, the Warriorz’ skipper Alyssa Healy got them off to a blistering start. She started aggressively and hit five boundaries and raced to 24 in no time. Experienced campaigner Jess Jonassen provided the first breakthrough for the Capitals Women when she outsmarted Healy in the fourth over. She struck again to send back Kiran Navgire in the same over.

Shweta Sehrawat’s struggles at the crease came to an end as the Warriorz were reeling at 33/3 at the end of the powerplay. Tahlia McGrath along with Deepti Sharma led the recovery work. McGrath played some beautiful strokes but Deepti struggled for timing at the other end. She miscued one and fell on 12 in the 11th over. The required run rate was creeping up and the Warriorz were falling behind it.

Devika Vaidya scored 23 and supported McGrath from the other end before holing out in the deep. McGrath brought up her maiden WPL fifty. She hit boundaries for fun in the end and remained unbeaten on 90 off just 50 balls but it wasn’t enough as they lost the game by 42 runs. Jess Jonassen was the standout bowler for the Capitals as she picked up three wickets. Marizanne Kapp and Shikha Pandey also chipped in with a wicket each as they defended the total successfully.

Earlier, Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Delhi Capitals Women got off to a flying start, thanks to their skipper Meg Lanning. She played some sensational strokes up front and took on the Warriorz. Shafali Verma supported her skipper nicely from the other end and they scored 62 at the end of the powerplay. Shafali fell on 17 in the seventh over. Marizanne Kapp joined her skipper and was looking good before departing on 16.

There was no stopping Lanning at the other end as she continued playing her strokes and raced to her fifty in no time. Her second consecutive fifty in the tournament. The Capitals Women were going at over 10 runs per over before Lanning was cleaned up by Rajeshwari Gayakwad on 70 off 42 balls. ‘MegaStar’ hit 10 fours and three maximums. Alice Capsey scored 21 off 10 balls before getting dismissed while trying to up the ante.

Jess Jonassen along with Rodrigues provided the finishing touches. Both put up 67 between them for the fifth wicket as they helped their side finish with a flourish. Rodrigues and Jonassen remained unbeaten on 34 and 42 respectively as the Capitals Women posted a mammoth 211 on the board. The Warriorz Women picked up four wickets in total but were on the expensive side. Their batters failed to step up and suffered their first loss of the competition. Stick around for the post-match presentations.
UP Warriorz Women
Simran Shaikh
Tahlia McGrath
Arundhati Reddy
19.6 A Reddy to T McGrath
1 The final ball of the innings. Good length around off, McGrath looks to work it away and gets an inside edge onto his pads and they take a single. So, they finish with 169/5 in 20 overs. But it is Delhi Capitals who wins this game by 42 runs to make it 2 wins out of 2 games and join Mumbai Indians at the top of the points table. 
19.5 A Reddy to T McGrath
4 FOUR! Length ball angling in, McGrath picks it up and lofts it away over deep fine leg as the ball falls just wide off Radha Yadav and away to the fence for a boundary. 
19.4 A Reddy to T McGrath
6 SIX! Short of a length in the slot, McGrath picks it and pulls it away over deep midwicket as the ball sails way back into the crowd for the maximum. 
19.4 A Reddy to T McGrath
WD Good length angling down the leg side and is called wide by the umpire. 
19.3 A Reddy to S Shaikh
1 Length ball here, Simran helps it on its way to square leg for a single. 
19.2 A Reddy to T McGrath
1 In the air and falls in no man's land. Slower ball into the pitch, McGrath goes for the big one and miscues it straight up in the air. The ball falls in no man's land for a single. 
19.1 A Reddy to T McGrath
0 Good length angling in, McGrath comes down the track and cannot get it through. She wears it on the pads. 
Arundhati Reddy to bowl her first over tonight.