DCW vs MIW 18th Match, WPL 2023

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Delhi Capitals Women won by 9 wickets 🏆
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7th Over:
= 22
Last Over:
= 2
This Over:
= 19
DCWDCW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4667
MIWMIW - 1st Innings
6 Over 4619
10 Over 4646
15 Over 8274
20 Over 109109
Inn 1
Inn 2
A massive win for Delhi Capitals makes the table more interesting in terms of who will get the direct final berth. Currently, DC are at the top with MI following them. Two more important games for these two sides coming up tomorrow which will decide where they finish with. It will be RCB vs MI in the afternoon and following it will be UPW vs DC at night.

For now, I am AkshayaKrishna Polya signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Paras Yadav brought you all the live-action of this fixture. Do join us for matches around the world. We will meet in the next match. Until then, it;s cheers!
Marizanne Kapp (Player of the Match): "Yes, look to be honest, the bowling group deserves this award. They did a great job. On this wicket, we want to bowl as the ball does quite a bit early on. It worked and happy with the win and team's performance. The more I play I get into rhytm and I read the wicket to do best. The catches this team is taking is amazing. The girls are putting a great effort. This is an awesome fielding side as far as I am concerned. We want to continue this going forward."   
Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals Women Captain): "It was a great game, hard to fault much. We set the match nicely with the ball. Kapp gave us a head start with the ball and the way we chased was brilliant. Everyone came with the ball and did the job for us. She (Kapp) is very talented. She is always eager to play and perform. It was the bowlers who did the job for us tonight. To restrict Mumbai Indians to just above 100 was really great. I was happy with the blue (after getting the orange cap). I don't think much about these things. A quick turnaround for us and we will look to repeat what we did tonight."
Meg Lanning gets Orange Cap.
Powerful Striker of the Match: Alice Capsey
10:04 PM IST | Time for the presentations. 
Alice Capsey (Delhi Capitals Women): "Delighted to get the win. We bowled well to restrict them to that score. And then it was not doing much. We did well and we wanted to play this kind of brand. We showed our class. This is what we wanted to play and glad to get to the top of the table. We both are different and Shafali Verma strikes the ball well and I just stick to my strengths.

Important game tomorrow. We play UP and we want to win. This game will give us confidence going forward and hope to win the game and finish top."    
Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians Women Captain): "We were 45 runs short. We wanted breakthroughs. But they batted well. We bowled badly , too many short balls and they batted well and took advantage of it. Credit to them We have to do well tomorrow. This is a wake up call and hope to come back stronger tomorrow. Sometimes these things are needed. I am happy that we will not be overconfident going into tomorrow and the coming games."    
Delhi Capitals Women won the toss earlier in the evening and opted to field. The decision was proved right by their seamers, who decimated the Mumbai batting line-up and didn’t allow any of the batters to stick around.

Marizanne Kapp started the destruction by dismissing Yastika Bhatia and Nat Sciver-Brunt in successive deliveries of the second over. Mumbai didn't recover from this and finished at 109/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

They were 24/4 at one stage and it was the innings' from Harmanpreet Kaur (23 off 26), Pooja Vastrakar (26 off 19), Amanjot Kaur (19 off 16) and Issy Wong (23 off 24) which took them past the 100-run mark. The partnership between Harmanpreet and Pooja of 37 runs for the 5th wicket was the highest of the innings.

For DC, Marizanne Kapp (4-0-13-2), Jess Jonassen (4-0-25-2) and Shikha Pandey (4-0-21-2) picked two wickets while Arundhati Reddy scalped a wicket.

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Chasing a small target of 110, DC openers Shafali Verma and Meg Lanning came out all guns blazing taking the attack to the MI bowlers. Both added 56 runs for the first wicket in just 4.2 overs before Hayley Matthews provided the team with the first breakthrough by dismissing the dangerous Shafali (33 off 15).

Then Alice Capsey came and outplayed the bowlers to smash five biggies and score an unbeaten 38 runs off 17 balls, adding 54 runs for the second wicket alongside Lanning (32* off 22), who anchored the innings. In the last ball of the 9th over, DC cruised past the victory line.
9:51 PM IST | Yesterday it was Australia with the destruction, and tonight it's Delhi Capitals! Power hitting at it's best. Delhi Capitals decimate Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets with 11 overs to fare. This win gets them a big boost in their net run rate and surge past MI in the points table to sit at the pole position!
Delhi Capitals Women
Meg Lanning
Alice Capsey
Saika Ishaque
8.6 S Ishaque to M Lanning
2 Good length around off, Lanning drives it through the covers for a couple of runs to finish the game off. Lanning hits the winning runs and chase this down in just 9 overs. 
8.5 S Ishaque to A Capsey
1 Flighted outside off, Capsey drills it down to long-off for a single. 
8.4 S Ishaque to A Capsey
6 SIX! Tosses it up here, Capsey takes it on and lofts it away over deep midwicket as the ball sails into the stands for another maximum. 
100 up for DC. They are just a few runs away from a dominating victory.
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Delhi Capitals Women

Scored 100 in 8.3 overs
8.3 S Ishaque to A Capsey
4 FOUR! Short and wide, Capsey cuts it hard through the covers as the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. 
8.2 S Ishaque to A Capsey
0 Fuller length angling in, Capsey looks for the drive and does not connect.