MIW vs DCW: The Delhi Capitals side on Monday hammered the Mumbai Indians side in the clash of the table toppers in the Women's Premier League 2023. Meg Lanning's Capitals displayed dominance in every department to chase the paltry 110-run target inside 9 overs with 9 wickets in hand at the DY Patil Sports Academy. With this win, they have leapfrogged Harmanpreet Kaur's side from the top of the points table and keep the race for the final open.
Capitals decided to bowl first as Harmanpreet Kaur kept her record intact of losing the tosses in the WPL 2023. They jolted the Mumbai side with regular blows at every possible stage of the game. Marizanne Kapp, Shikha Pandey and Jess Jonassen, all shared two wickets a piece in another poor outing for Mumbai. Pooja Vastrakar remained the top scorer with 26 runs in 19 balls.
The pitch was said to have started assisting the bowlers in the recent games, but there were no signs of it during the chase. The Capitals were in a big hurry as Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning and Alice Capsey went all guns blazing right from the word go. Mumbai's dull bowling got a little boost with the wicket of Verma but the damage was done. Capsey came in and struck five sixes and a boundary in her 17-ball 38 to help the team cross the line. Lanning got 32 in 22 balls and Verma scored 33 in 15 balls.
With this cakewalk win, the race for the finals remains open with Delhi not letting Mumbai book the top spot in the Monday clash. Capitals have snatched the first place from Mumbai as both have equal wins- 5 in 7 games each. DCW have an NRR of 1.98, while MIW have an NRR of 1.73. This spot will now be decided on the final day of the league stage on Tuesday, when another double-headers will be played. Mumbai will face knocked out Bangalore, while Delhi will face newly qualified UP on Tuesday. Bangalore and Gujarat got knocked out after the latter's loss to UP in the first match on Monday.