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Delhi Capitals Vs Mumbai Indians, WPL 2024: Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning's Knock Help DC Win By 29 Runs Against MI - As It Happened

Delhi Capitals Women thrashed Mumbai Indian Women in the first home game at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Jemimah Rodrigues and captain Meg Lanning played crucial knocks to win the game for DC. Catch the highlights of the DC-W Vs MI-W match of the WPL 2024 here

Delhi Capitals Women players celebrating a wicket against Mumbai Indians Women in WPL 2024. Photo: X/ @wplt20

Hello!

The stage is set for the first match of the Delhi leg in the Women's Premier League 2024 at Arun Jaitley Stadium. The Meg Lanning-led Delhi Capitals Women will face Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians in an epic showdown. Both teams have won three games out of four matches played so far and will fight for the top spot on the points table. The DC-W currently hold the position on top with a better run rate. The support for DC and the atmosphere at Arun Jaitley Stadium is going to be unmatchable. Follow the live cricket scores and updates of match 12 in WPL 2024, DC-W Vs MI-W here (StreamingFull Coverage | Schedule And Points Table)

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Squads:

Delhi Capitals Women: Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia(w), Titas Sadhu, Poonam Yadav, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Harris, Minnu Mani, Ashwani Kumari, Aparna Mondal, Sneha Deepthi

Mumbai Indians Women: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, S Sajana, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Keerthana Balakrishnan, Saika Ishaque, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shabnim Ismail, Chloe Tryon, Fatima Jaffer, Jintimani Kalita, Priyanka Bala, Amandeep Kaur

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Pitch Report

It's a little cool, cloudy, and dismal in Delhi. Tonight's game will take place on pitch number three. So we have a short square boundary of 46m and a larger side boundary of 63m. The straight is 64 metres long. It appears to be a nice surface; there isn't much green grass, it's brown, and that helps to keep the pitch hard. There are a few cracks, but they should not cause any problems. There should be plenty of runs on this pitch, but there may be a little something for the seamers.

Toss Update

Mumbai Indians Women have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

Mumbai Indians Women (Playing XI): Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, S Sajana, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Saika Ishaque, Shabnim Ismail

Delhi Capitals Women (Playing XI): Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia(w), Arundhati Reddy, Titas Sadhu, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav

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DC Start Batting!

Meg Lanning along with Shafali Verma opened the batting for Delhi Capitals and Shabnim Ismail started with the first over for Mumbai Indians. With one boundary in the over, she conceded just seven runs from the over.

DC - 7/0 (1)

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Shafali Verma Falls!

Ismail has her wicket, as she sends off Shafali - back of a length and angling into the right-hander, Shafali retreated away on the pull, resulting in a delicate edge to the keeper. Ismail is ecstatic; MI desperately needed this wicket, and Shafali looked threatening.

DC - 52/1 (5)

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15 Runs Off Kerr's Over!

Amelia Kerr came to bowl the eighth over of the innings and was smashed for three boundaries in the over to concede 15 runs from the over.

DC - 74/1 (8)

20 Runs Off 12th Over!

Amelia Kerr was called to bowl the 12th over and Lanning and Jemimah Rodrigues managed 20 runs off the over.

DC - 109/2 (12)

Lanning Falls After 50!

Meg Lanning completed her fifty with a boundary in the fourth delivery of the 13th over but Pooja Vastrakar dismissed her on the last ball of the over.

DC - 114/3 (13)

16 Runs Off Ismail's Over!

Shabnim Ismail came to bowl the 16th over. Jemimah Rodrigues smashed two fours in the first four deliveries and Marizanne Kapp finished the over with another boundary to extract 16 runs off the over.

DC - 139/3 (16)

Ishaque Gets Kapp

That is a huge wicket - might at least save 10-15 runs for MI. - Saika keeps it full at the stumps, Kapp backs away and then is unable to jam her bat down in time, the ball smashes into the middle base, and the zing bails light up.

DC - 161/4 (18)

Rodrigues Stars In Death Overs!

Jemimah Rodrigues played some beautiful shots to complete her half-century and also set an above-average total for MI in the first match of the Delhi leg in WPL 2024. Now, MI need 193 runs to win this match in 20 overs.

DC - 192/4 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: DC - 192/4 (20)

Jemimah Rodrigues - 69 (33), Meg Lanning - 53 (38) | Pooja Vastrakar: (4-0-20-1)

Kapp Strikes Early!

Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews opened the batting for Mumbai Indians and Marizanne Kapp came to bowl the first over. She bowled Bhatia in the first over to provide DC with the first breakthrough.

MI - 12/1 (1)

Pandey Gets Sciver-Brunt!

Shikha Pandey came to bowl the second over and she bowled Nat Sciver-Brunt on the first delivery. Harmanpreet Kaur joined Hayley Matthews at the crease.

MI - 18/2 (2)

Kapp Strikes Again!

Kapp continued her spell from the other end and dismissed MI Captain Harmanpreet Kaur by getting her caught out by Radha Yadav. MI are three down in three overs.

MI - 29/3 (3)

Sadhu, Yadav Bowl Economical Overs

Titas Sadhu came to bowl the seventh over and gave just three runs out of it. Then came Radha Yadav who bowled five consecutive dot balls but got smashed for a boundary on the last delivery.

DC - 61/4 (8)

MI Need 109 Runs In 48 Balls!

Mumbai Indians are five wickets down and still require 109 runs to win in 48 balls with Amanjot Kaur and Pooja Vastrakar at the crease.

MI - 84/5 (12)

Jonassen Gets Kaur!

Amanjot Kaur's superb knock has come to an end. She moves over the crease to do the paddle sweep, exposing the stumps. All ends are beaten up, and the stumps are rocked. Delhi Capitals go closer to victory.

MI - 120/6 (16)

Vastrakar Falls!

Another wicket! Vastrakar was down the wicket, but the ball spun away and beat her. The keeper removes the bails, and Vastrakar is unable to return.

MI - 137/7 (18)

DC Win By 29 Runs!

S Sajana tried to showcase some fireworks in the end but it was too late for Mumbai. Finally, MI fell 29 runs short as Delhi Capitals won the match easily and clinched the top position in the points table.

MI - 163/8 (20)

Harmanpreet Kaur | MI Captain

I believe we handed up too many runs while fielding, that our performance was below par, and that we failed to capitalise on opportunities. The good news is that we obtained 160 despite the fact that the top-order did not contribute. We were unaware of the pitch, which is why we chased. We expected dew, but it didn't materialise; the ball stayed low, and they bowled brilliantly. When we play on a pitch with one side short, the batter has a lot on his mind, but if the bowlers maintain bowling on the appropriate line and length, we can keep the score low. However, the shorter side had an impact on how we batted. I believe the change of speed was beneficial, particularly when the slower ones were bowled, but we need to reconsider how we should play on this surface. She's been performing well; she didn't have much batting time before, but she performed good tonight (on Amandeep Kaur). If one or two hitters had performed well, we could have had a better chance in the chase.

Meg Lanning | DC Captain

The game went well for us. We wanted to keep progressing, and we were up against a really excellent squad. It's important to have a set batter in the conclusion, and Jemi did an excellent job with that. I believe our bowlers established the innings with early wickets. We were on a level with the score, and we knew the conditions, so we needed to hit the length and target the stumps. That was an excellent performance by our bowlers.

Jemimah Rodrigues | POTM

I am pleased with the victory, regardless of my batting performance. MI is a really talented squad, so we had to do our best. We accomplished it as a team. To be honest, I am extremely delighted; it was an important moment to come in. It wasn't the easiest wicket, but it suited my style of batting. Learning from my errors, I tried to go out there and be explosive. I went back after the Test match and worked on a few things for the WPL. The game plan was to use the crease and time the ball properly. I was messing with the bowler's thoughts, which helped me a lot today.

That's all from our side!

Delhi Capitals came out victorious in the first home-leg match against Mumbai Indians. Thank you for joining us. We will be taking your leave now. That's all from our side. See you tomorrow! Goodnight!

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