Mumbai Indians’ Jaitra Yatra continues in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Harman Sena, who won against Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first two matches, showed the same aggression against Delhi Capitals. Delhi was crushed in the match held at Mumbai on Thursday. Hattrick won by 8 wickets. Batting first, Delhi were bowled out for 105 runs. Harman Sena came into the ring with a short target of 106 runs, and achieved the target by losing only two wickets. 109 runs for the loss of two wickets in 15 overs. Yastika Bhatia scored 41 runs and Haley Mathews scored 32 runs and played a vital role in the team’s victory.
Mathews hit three fours in a row in the fourth over bowled by Shikhapande, while Yastika hit three boundaries in the next over bowled by Marijan Kopp. Yastika, who was playing hard, was caught in front of the wickets by Tara Norris in the ninth over. At the team’s score of 77 runs, Mathews got out after giving a catch to Rodrigues off Marijan’s bowling. Nutsiver (23) and Harman (11) led the team to victory. Nutsiver entertains with the winning shot with consecutive fours. Among the Delhi bowlers, Tara Norris and Kapsey took one wicket each.
Having scored two hundreds in the first two matches, Delhi faltered this time. Recorded the first defeat. Patmani could not bat even 20 overs. They were bowled out for just 105 runs in 18 overs. Openers Shafali Verma and Jonassen, who gave a good start in the previous matches, were out for low scores, which hurt Delhi. Mumbai Indians bowlers took successive wickets and put Delhi batters under pressure. The balls were thrown strictly without giving any chance for big shots.
Delhi captain Maglaning, who won the toss and elected to bat, was wrong. It was difficult to get runs from the first over. In the second over, Shafali was clean bowled after attempting a big shot. Captain Meg Lanning (43, 5 fours off 41 balls) excelled while Jemima Rodrigues (25, 3 fours off 18 balls) entertained. Shefali Verma (2), Alice Capsey (6), Marize Kapp (2), Jess Josen (2), Tania Bhatia (4), Radha Yadav (10), Tara Norris (0), Minnu Mani (0) failed miserably. At one stage, the Delhi team looked better with a score of 80/3 after 12 overs and then collapsed like a rock. They scored only 25 more runs and lost the remaining seven wickets. In the 13th over, Ishaq dismissed Rodrigues and Meg Lanning and ruled the opponent’s downfall.
She lost two wickets in the next over. Along with Jonassen who excelled in the previous match, Minnu was guided by Mathews Pavilion. In the 17th over, Issiwang, Bhatia and Radhayadav, who came to bowl, were dismissed, and in the next over, Norris was found in front of the wickets and Delhi opened the innings. Among the Mumbai bowlers, Saika Ishaq, Issiwang and Hayley Mathews damaged Delhi with three wickets. Pooja Vastrakar took a wicket.