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Further than an hassle between Mumbai Indians and Delhi centrals, Sunday’s Women’s Premier League was projected as a peak clash between the two finest justice captains in the world- Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur.
Over the last three times, Lanning had squared off against Harmanpreet in major tests doubly- in the T20 World Cup in 2020 and the Commonwealth Games last time. And on both occasions, Lanning’s Australia had the last laugh.
But several months and a couple of dolor latterly, Harmanpreet eventually settled scores with Lanning- albeit in a ballot league- as Mumbai Indians rode on her gritty 37( 39b, 5×4) and yet another unbeaten half- century by Nat Sciver- Brunt( 60 not out, 55b, 7×4) to decide the demoiselle WPL title, beating Delhi centrals by seven lattices.
After the bowlers- Isabelle Wong( three for 42) and Hayley Matthews( three for 5)- confined Delhi centrals to 131 for 9, Harmanpreet and Sciver- Brunt assured that they took effects in their stride and rebuilt with a 75- ball-72-run cooperation.
Coming in at a time when the Mumbai outfit lost its openers Yastika Bhatia and Matthews inside the first four overs, with just 23 runs on the board, it was a grueling task for Harmanpreet to settle in.
But indeed as a packed Brabourne Stadium chanted ‘ Mumbai, Mumbai ’, the seasoned Harmanpreet cut out the noise and dealt with mates to lead the platoon’s fightback. While the Delhi centrals looked hopeless to find a advance, Harmanpreet and Sciver- Brunt went about their business in style, and didn’t feel to be in a hurry. And as the game progressed, their strategy was simple- calculate on mates and sometimes aim for a big over. That mantra sounded to have worked as Delhi centrals bowlers plodded to find a advance.
There was a time when it looked as if both Harmanpreet and Sciver- Brunt would finish it off in style, but in the first ball of the 17th over, there came a twist as Harmanpreet was run out.
Mumbai Indians still demanded 37 off 23 deliveries and effects could have gone topsy- turvy had Sciver- Brunt not stepped up with a couple of boundaries. And that set the tone.
Pairing with Amelie Kerr, Sciver- Brunt assured there were no slip- ups and the brace added 16 runs in the penultimate over, before the England transnational sealed the deal with a boundary in the third ball of the final over.
As the Mumbai Indians players rushed towards the ground amid huge cheers from the observers, the TV cameras condemned towards Wong and Matthews the other two engineers of Mumbai’s success.
It was, after all, Wong and Matthews who gave the ‘ home platoon ’ the important- demanded improvements after Delhi won the toss and decided to club.
Shafali Verma started off aggressively with a six and a four off Wong before the youthful England bowler bounced back with a high full- toss delivery. Shafali made room and sliced it in the air, hoping to clear the boundary rope. But it was caught comfortably by Kerr at backward point. Though Shafali took a review for a no- ball, the ball- shadowing showed that it was on the midriff and was dipping at the end. It was clearly a touch and go and the third arbiter gave the benefit of mistrustfulness to the bowler, important to the displeasure of Shafali and Lanning.
Adding to its straits, Delhi centrals lost another gate in Alex Capsey in a span of two deliveries. Wong’s low full- toss delivery below the midriff caught Capsey aback as she lofted it in front of cover and Amanjot Kaur dived forward to take a perfect catch. Coming into the final after a chapeau- trick against UP Warriorz in the eliminator a couple of days agone, the youthful Wong continued with her magic as she banked on yet another full- toss delivery to claim the gate of Jemimah Rodrigues- her third of the game.
Lanning and Marizanne Kapp added 38 runs for the fourth gate before Kerr set up the advance by dismissing Kapp and shortly, Lanning was run out.
Thereon, a collapse replaced. From being at 73 for 3, Delhi Capitals slipped to 79 for 9 in no time. It sounded an herculean task for the centrals to transgress the 100- run mark also, but a whirlwind last- gate cooperation of 52 runs off 24 balls between Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav helped them put up a modest aggregate. still, that wasn’t enough for Delhi to defend as Mumbai Indians crushed the early jitters to remain unbeaten at the Brabourne Stadium.
With Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and other members of the MI men’s platoon in attendance for the final, Harmanpreet’s platoon assured they had the last laugh! Know More Women’s Cricket News…