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Delhi Capitals Vs UP Warriorz, WPL 2024: Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning's Fifties Help DC Beat UPW By 9 Wickets - As It Happened

Marizanne Kapp and Radha Yadav's brilliant bowling restricted UP Warriorz to 119 runs. Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma smashed half-centuries to win it easily for Delhi Capital. Catch the highlights of the DC vs UPW match in WPL 2024 here

DC captain Meg Lanning playing a shot during her inning against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024. Photo: X/ @wplt20

Welcome!

All is in readiness for Match 4 of the Women's Premier League, featuring the two teams that came agonizingly close before losing their respective opening games - Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz. The wounded sides would look to make amends when they take each other on at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The fact that it is a contest between Australia's present captain Alyssa Healy and her predecessor Meg Lanning adds extra spice to it, and you wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun. Stay tuned for the live scores and updates from the DC Women vs UPW Women, WPL 2024 match. (Full Coverage | Schedule And Points Table)

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Head-To-Head Record

The two teams have locked horns twice before, in the first edition of the Women's Premier League. Delhi had won on both occasions comfortably. In the first clash, Meg Lanning's team racked up a tall total of 211 and then restricted UP to 169/5 to post a 42-run victory. The second duel saw Delhi come up trumps by five wickets, a performance that was eventually followed by the team ending up runners-up.

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Squads

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

UP Warriorz Women: Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire, Chamari Athapaththu, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath, Dani Wyatt, Vrinda Dinesh, Poonam Khemnar, Saima Thakor, Gouher Sultana.

Toss Update

Delhi Capitals Women have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

UP Warriorz (Playing XI): Alyssa Healy(w/c), Vrinda Dinesh, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Poonam Khemnar, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Gouher Sultana

Delhi Capitals Women (Playing XI): Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Annabel Sutherland, Arundhati Reddy, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia(w), Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey

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Pitch Report

It's a new pitch. There is a little grass on. The pitch looks a little similar to the first match's pitch but it is a bit drier. Dew might play a factor, hence batting second is a good decision.

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UP Warriorz Start Batting

Vrinda Dinesh and Alyssa Healy opened the batting for UP Warriorz and Marizanne Kapp came to bowl the first over. She bowled well and gave just one run from her first over.

UPW - 1/0 (1)

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Kapp Gets Vrinda Early!

Full and wide outside off, Vrinda Dinesh puts her hands at it, the ball shapes away, and the batter slices it up in the air. Shikha Pandey, at third man, races to her right and makes a well-judged catch.

UPW - 11/1 (3)

Kapp Removes McGrath, Healy In Same Over!

Marizanne Kapp continued her attack from one end and bowled Tahlia McGrath on the first delivery. She also removed the captain Alyssa Healy on the final delivery, when Shafali Verma took a brilliant catch.

UPW - 16/3 (5)

Sutherland Concedes 6 Runs!

Annabel Sutherland was introduced late into the attack but she bowled a brilliant over and only conceded six runs off her first over.

UPW - 33/3 (9)

Radha Yadav Removes Navgire

Radha Yadav got the final laugh yet again! With a loopy delivery from the spinner, Kiran Navgire looks to take her on again. After advancing along the track, he attempts the aerial path but absolutely fails. Radha calms down and finishes the procedures.

UPW - 57/5 (12)

Arundhati Gets Khemnar

Arundhati Reddy ends the partnership. She threw a full toss, and Poonam Khemnar scooped it straight to the fielder at short fine leg. Arundhati Reddy is excited as she bids Poonam Khemnar farewell.

UPW - 86/6 (15)

Radha Removes Sehrawat

Radha Yadav removes the set batter. Shweta Sehrawat walks back after hitting a good shot. Was down the wicket to play this, but Radha Yadav misses little outside off. Shweta is defeated, and the keeper quickly removes the bails. No way to go back in.

UPW - 111/7 (18)

Target Set For DC

Radha Yadav removed Sophie Ecclestone on the final delivery to claim a four-fer in the match. She, along with Marizanne Kapp have restricted UP Warriorz to a paltry total of 119 runs. Now, Delhi Capitals need 120 runs in as many balls to win this match.

UPW - 119/9 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: UPW - 119/9 (20)

Shweta Sehrawat - 45 (42), Alyssa Healy - 13 (15) | Radha Yadav: (4-0-20-4)

DC Start Batting

DC captain Meg Lanning along with Shafali Verma started the chase with Sophie Ecclestone opening the bowling attack. She conceded just seven runs in the first over.

DC - 7/0 (1)

50-Run Stand!

Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma have added fifty-plus runs in no time. The duo completed the 50th run in the sixth over when Verma hit a boundary off Tahlia McGrath.

DC - 57/0 (6)

8 runs Off Ecclestone's Over

Sophie Ecclestone came to bowl the 9th over and her second over. She gave eight runs including a four by Meg Lanning.

DC - 76/0 (9)

Shafali Verma Completes 50

Shafali Verma completed her half-century in style. She smashed a six over deep mid-wicket and also completed the 100-run partnership between the two batters.

DC - 104/0 (12)

DC Win By 9 Wickets!

Meg Lanning completed her fifty with a double on the first delivery of Ecclestone's over. She got caught out on the next delivery when DC needed just one more run to win the match. Jemimah Rodrigues came and smashed a boundary to win it for DC.

DC - 123/1 (14.3)

Alyssa Healy | UPW Captain

We don't have many pace bowling alternatives, anyhow. We struggled to execute with the ball and did not play well overall. We could've scored a couple more runs. Kapp was excellent, but we were unable to react to the wicket and achieve a decent score. It is not necessary to be irresponsible; instead, make wise decisions. We have to improve (in the forthcoming games). We need to reflect on how we played tonight; there was no real time for training. Simply showing up and getting things done was all that was required. There are several options available to us, many of which are tough to make. We will settle on our best XI in a few nights.

Meg Lanning | DC Captain

I felt that was a great performance. Kapp was outstanding, taking three wickets. Radha Yadav also took several vital wickets. It was enjoyable to see Shafali bat from the opposite end. It was fun to see her slam sixes from the other end. It's more about keeping things simple and encouraging her to use her skills. Radha had been bowling good and wanted to be competitive today. She had this gleam in her eyes.

Marizanne Kapp | POTM

I was pleased when we won the toss; it was enjoyable to go out there and bowl. I'm pleased with the win. I tried to improve my bowling by practicing and making a few adjustments. I am just pleased; I was worried going into this game. I enjoy bowling with the fresh ball; that is the plan for my bowling. Fortunately, Meg (Lanning) handed me the fourth successive over.

That's all from our side!

Delhi Capitals have registered a comprehensive victory against UP Warriorz in M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday. Thank you for joining us. We will be back tomorrow. Until then, its Goodbye from us. Goodnight, Take Care!

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