Delhi Capitals beat UP Warriorz by 42 runs in a Women’s Premier League match here at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday.
When the captain of one’s ballot is a five- time World Cup winner across white- ball formats, a little arrogance is accessible and, actually, anticipated. Meg Lanning didn’t fail as she led the Delhi centrals a walk- in- the- demesne 42- run palm, their alternate on the witch, against UP Warriorz at the DY Patil Stadium then on Tuesday.
After Alyssa Healy won the toss and decided to coliseum, the broadcasters asked Lanning what she’d have done if she had won. “ I don’t really watch, ” came the response and the insouciance prefigured what the Warriorz were in for over the coming four odd hours.
Lanning’s continued on from the first game as she made her alternate fifty in two games with a fluent 40- ball 70. While Shafali Verma( 17) and Marizanne Kapp( 16) could n’t convert their thresholds, Delhi had a comfortable run- rate of 10 nearly throughout their innings. Jemimah Rodrigues fell back to anchoring the Delhi innings, but it was a fiery 20- ball 40 from Jess Jonassen that handed a late flourish to get Delhi to a 200 score yet again- finishing with 211 on the board.
Excellent half- century from Tahila McGrath and that’s the only positive from UP’s fur perspective. She seems to be playing on a different face as she hits Kapp for 17 runs en route to her half- century and had she got support from any other batter, effects could had been different for Uttar Pradesh.
The last five overs, Delhi scorted 65 runs as Jemimah and Jonassen tore into the Uttar Pradesh bowling attack with perfection and pillaged runs at the death to help Delhi post a redoubtable aggregate on the board. While Jemimah scored an unbeaten 22- ball 34, Jonassen scored an unbeaten 42 off 20 ball with three sixes. Meanwhile, Meg Lanning with a fantastic half- century is now the Orange Cap holder.
Indeed a brief rain interruption couldn’t help UP bowlers swing instigation in their favour, as Delhi scored 21 fours and nine sixes.
Warriorz’s shock decision to change out Grace Harris for Shabnim Ismail only helped Lanning’s cause. While she came down with a gate, Healy’s decision to use up three of her four overs up frontal cauterized her energy as an express pace trouble, leaving her little space to work with the middle order.
In response, Healy took matters into her own hands as she gave UP a brisk launch, but that innings ended snappily when Jonassen took the pace off and Radha completed the catch at point. Shweta Sehrawat looked uneasy throughout her stay at the crinkle, falling for one run, while Kiran Navgire’s old weakness of going upstanding far too soon caught up with her.
Tahlia McGrath, who looked primed to be the one to sit out for Shabnim, underscored her mileage to the side with the ball with a flexible 50- ball 90, but a lack of support from the middle order meant the task was a afar too far for her.
With over 100 runs demanded from the last four overs, the match was as good as sealed in Delhi’s favour. Lanning was happy to experiment with bowlers she hadn’t tried ahead, giving Arundathi Reddy the 20th over. Delhi finished with a 42- run palm to cement its place in the alternate spot on the table, behind Mumbai Indians, which is ahead on a superior net run rate. Know More Women’s Premier League News….