Match Details

DCW vs MIW 1st Match, WPL 2024

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MIW
173-620.0
Mumbai Indians Women won by 4 wickets πŸ†
DCW
20.0171-5
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18th Over:
2
1
1
0
4
W
 
= 8
Last Over:
0
1
0
1
2
6
 
= 10
This Over:
W
2
1
4
W
6
 
= 13
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Player of the Match

Harmanpreet Kaur
55(34)
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Harmanpreet Kaur Jersy
R(B)4S6SSR
6 (1)3 (2)0 0 1 0 600.00 150.00
P'ship : 6(1)
Last Wkt :   Harmanpreet Kaur 55(34)
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MIWMIW - 2nd Innings
SessionOpenPASS
6 Over 4850
10 Over 7880
15 Over 125120
DCWDCW - 1st Innings
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6 Over 4526
10 Over 5665
15 Over 108113
20 Over 162171

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And with that thrilling finish, we conclude the inaugural match of WPL 2024! Sajeevan Sajana's stunning six off the last ball not only sealed the victory for Mumbai Indians Women but also made a bold statement about her prowess. What a debut for Sajeevan Sajana in WPL, announcing herself in spectacular fashion! 

Time to wrap up our coverage now. For now, this is Deepak Prakash signing off on behalf of co-commentator Sidharth Gulati and scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. CHEERS!
Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians Women Skipper and Player of the Match): "Happy with the way we played. I would credit Himanshu bhaiya (my coach) for my performance. I took a break from domestic cricket. That has helped. It was about taking the game deep. We were confident of getting the job done. Spinner bowling the final over worked in our favour. We played with the turn, and got the desired result. We have depth in our batting. We wanted to chase because of the conditions. Batting first or second does not matter, what matters is the conditions."
Player of the Match: Harmanpreet Kaur
Sixes of the Match: Alice Capsey (3 sixes)
Electric striker of the Match: Jemimah Rodrigues
11:34 PM IST, Local Time: Time for the post-match presentation...
Amelia Kerr: "Pretty awesome feeling to be on the right side of the contest. Overall, it was a good wicket throughout the 40 overs. We gave ourselves a chance. It's all about contributing to the team. Our spinners were key last year. If the wickets get slow this year, too, our slow bowlers would once again be key. We want to be prepared before each and every game."
Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals Women Skipper): "I think we posted a reasonable total. Mumbai (Indians) began well with the ball, which was probably the difference in the end. The pitch was good for the batters. Credit to Mumbai (Indians) for getting over the line. We certainly felt like we could get the job done. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. I think we executed our plans for most part of the contest. (On the final over) Capsey was good. Having the batters hit the longer side of the ground was the plan. Mumbai (Indians) fought till the end. They were clinical under pressure."
Akshaya: From playing in Coconut Madal to hitting a six off the final ball of the game with five runs required to win, everyone, that's Sajana, a girl from Mananthavady!!! 
11:19 PM IST, Local Time: Take a moment and breathe! Goodness me! What a humdinger of cricket we've witnessed here in the inaugural match of WPL 2024. With 5 needed off 1 ball, Sajeevan Sajana smashed a six to seal the match for the defending champions, Mumbai Indians Women. Mumbai Indians Women win by 4 wickets in the last-ball thriller to kickstart their campaign on a high note. 

Earlier, after being invited to bat first, Delhi Capitals Women posted a hefty total of 171/5 in 20 overs. Their innings were anchored by Alice Capsey, who played a scintillating knock of 75 runs off 53 balls, laying a solid foundation for the Capitals. Additionally, Capsey was involved in a couple of fifty-run partnerships with Jemimah Rodrigues and Meg Lanning, who contributed 42 and 31 runs, respectively, helping the Capitals cross the 170-run mark. 

Nat Sciver-Brunt and Amelia Kerr bagged a couple of wickets for Mumbai Indians Women, while  Shabnim Ismail celebrated a solitary wicket. 

In pursuit of 171 runs, Mumbai Indians Women lost Hayley Matthews for a silver duck in the first over of the innings. However, Yastika Bhatia and Nat Sciver-Brunt scored rapidly in the powerplay, adding 50 runs for the second wicket. Their partnership looked promising, but Arundhati Reddy clean-bowled Nat for 19 runs, breaking the budding partnership. 

In the latter half of the innings, Amelia Kerr and Harmanpreet took responsibility for scoring runs and both batters seemed well-settled at the crease. However, at a crucial juncture, Shikha Pandey clean-bowled Kerr for 24 runs, putting the defending champions on the back foot.

Harmanpreet brought up her fifty with a maximum, keeping hopes alive. But with 5 needed off 2 balls, the skipper fell prey to Alice Capsey after scoring 55 runs, leaving her side in deep waters. 

With 5 runs needed off 1 ball, the fans were on the edge of their seats. What they witnessed was nothing short of a miracle as Sajeevan Sajana, the girl from Mananthavady who used to play with coconut madal in her childhood, smashed a six off the last ball and sealed the game for the defending champions, Mumbai Indians Women. 

Arundhati Reddy and Alice Capsey bagged a couple of wickets for Delhi Capitals Women, while Marizanne Kapp and Shikha Pandey shared a solitary wicket.  

So, Mumbai Indians Women win by 4 wickets in the nail-biter and start their campaign on a high note. Stick around for the presentation.
OVER 20
Mumbai Indians Women
173/6
Sajeevan Sajana
6(1)
Amanjot Kaur
3(2)
Alice Capsey
2-23(2.0)
19.6 A Capsey to S Sajana
6 SIX! What a finish! An incredible moment for Sajana and Mumbai Indians Women! The defending champions win by 4 wickets. Top-class cricket! Have to credit DC, too, for their splendid all-round effort! Just the start that the fans would've wanted! Flighted delivery, on middle, the batter dances down the track, thumps it over long-on, straight into the stands, for half-a-dozen runs. That seals the deal for the Kaur-led team! What nerves!
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