The Women’s Premier League (WPL) final was played between the Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz. Delhi Capitals beat UP Warriorz by five wickets in the final league game to earn a spot in the final. The win put the Mumbai Indians in second place, which means they will play the UP Warriorz in the elimination game on Friday. Captain Meg Lanning, Marizanne Kapp, and Alice Capsey were the heroes of the one-sided match.
Delhi Capitals Officially Secured The Spot:
With a spot in the final at stake, Delhi needed to win the last game to get a direct berth, which they did in style. As Delhi tried to reach the 139-run goal, captain Lanning (39) and Shafali Verma (21) got them off to a good start. They scored 56 runs in the first two overs, putting Delhi on the verge of a final spot.
Marizanne Kapp (34) and Alice Capsey (34) took the lead after they both left, and Delhi won with 13 balls to spare. Shabnim Ismail ended with two wickets, and if DC beats Mumbai in the eliminator, she will try to play them again.
UP Warriorz Failed To Impress:
After Delhi Capitals gave them the first turn to bowl, UP Warriorz got off to a good start. For the first wicket, Alyssa Healy and Shweta Sehrawat added 30 runs. Sehrawat looked incredible as she hit four boundaries, finding gaps at will. But Radha Yadav got Sehrawat out after 12 balls and 19 runs, and Jess Jonassen made a good catch at point. After 4.1 overs, UPW was 30/1.
Then, Simran Shaikh joined the captain, Healy, at the crease. The two helped the UP Warriorz get through the rest of the powerplay without taking any more damage.
DC’s best bowler was Capsey, who took 3/26 in four overs. Radha Yadav’s final numbers were 2/28, and Jonassen also got a wicket.
The Eliminator match between the Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz will now occur on Friday. The winner will play Delhi Capitals in the final on Sunday.