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WPL 2023, Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi- Match 18

WPL 2023, MI vs DC – Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets on Monday to go top of the points table. Both the teams now have 10 points each but a better net run rate sees DC sit at the top spot.

WPL 2023, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets on Monday 20th ‘2023 to go top of the points table. Both the teams now have 10 points each but a better net run rate sees DC sit at the top spot. Alice Capsey scored 38 not out, while Meg Lanning remained unbeaten on 32 as the DC chased down the target of 110 runs in 9 overs. Shafali Verma also scored quick-fire 33. Earlier, Marizanne Kapp, Shikha Pandey and Jess Jonassen took two wickets apiece as DC restricted MI at 109 for 8 in 20 overs. DC skipper Meg Lanning had won the toss and opted to bowl first

Marizanne Kapp is the Player of the Match for her brilliant spell of 2 for 13 from her four overs. Starts by saying that the bowling group deserves this award as everyone bowled well. Shares that she wants to bowl first every time they play on this wicket. Feels that she was a hit-and-miss at the start of the competition but got better as soon as she got a read on the wicket. Ends by saying that their catching has been amazing and it has been a while since she has seen such a fielding performance.

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Alice Capsey, the star of the moment is in for a quick chat. She says that she is delighted to win and also to get home early considering they have a game tomorrow. Feels that they bowled good lines and lengths to restrict Mumbai. Adds that the wicket wasn’t doing much and it was about hitting straight and through the line. Shares that they want to play the same brand of cricket irrespective of the target. Mentions that she and Shafali Verma hit different parts of the ground but it is about staying still. Adds that there is no one better than Shafali to learn from. Ends by saying that it will be a challenging game against UP who are finding form at the right time.

Harmanpreet Kaur, the skipper of Mumbai, says that they were 40-45 runs short and needed early breakthroughs with the ball. Credits Delhi for batting well and feels that her side did not bowl according to the plans. Reckons that they have to bat well and they need to sit and discuss what has gone wrong in the last two games. Ends by saying that they have good players and such losses can happen but it is about sticking to the basics.

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