Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals to complete hat-trick of victories

Left-arm spinner Saika Ishaq continued her impressive form while Hayley Mathews again showed her all-round abilities as Mumbai Indians thrashed Delhi Capitals by eight wickets with 30 balls to spare in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) T20 here on Thursday. Recorded third consecutive win in cricket tournament. Earlier, Mumbai proved to be the toppers in the match of the winning teams of both their matches. Mumbai first bundled out Delhi for 105 runs in 18 overs and then registered an easy win by scoring 109 runs for two wickets in 15 overs.

The Mumbai bowlers dominated the Delhi batsmen from start to finish. Saika Ishaq (3/13), medium pacer Isi Wong (3/10) and off-spinner Hayley Mathews (3/19) took three wickets each. Meg Lanning (43 off 41 balls, five fours), Jemimah Rodrigues (25 off 18 balls, three fours) and Radha Yadav (10) were the only three batsmen from Delhi to reach double digits.

For Mumbai, Mathews continued his impressive performance with the bat as well and scored 32 runs off 31 balls with the help of six fours. He shared a 65-run partnership for the first wicket with Yastikabhatia. Yastika initially took the responsibility of scoring runs. He scored 41 off 32 balls which included eight fours. Yastika and Mathews took Mumbai’s score to 47 for no loss in the powerplay.

Tara Norris broke the partnership by dismissing Yastika lbw. Rodrigues sent Mathews to the pavilion with an excellent catch, after which Nate Sciver Brunt (23 not out off 19 balls, four fours) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (11 not out off eight balls, two fours) took the team to the target. Earlier electing to bat after winning the toss, Delhi Capitals did not get off to a good start as they scored only 29 runs in six overs of the powerplay, losing the wickets of Shefali Verma (two) and Alice Capsey (six).

Marijan Kapp (two) also returned to the pavilion as soon as he came, due to which the score became 31 runs for three wickets. Rodrigues gave some momentum to the score by hitting Nate Sciver Brunt for three fours while Lanning sent Emilia Kerr for three consecutive fours. After this, Delhi lost four wickets in nine balls and three runs. Saika Ishaq ended the 50-run partnership between the two batsmen by first bowling Rodrigues as soon as he held the ball in the second spell and then got Lanning caught at extra cover. Healy dismissed Jess Johnson (two) and Meenu Mani in the next over, reducing Delhi’s score from 81 for three to 84 for seven. If the Delhi team reached triple digits, then the credit goes to Radha, who also hit Emilia Kerr for the only six of the innings. Delhi lost their last three wickets within seven runs.

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