WPL 2024: Delhi Capitals beat Gujarat by 25 runs

Bengaluru: After the half-century innings of captain Meg Lanning (55), thanks to the excellent spin bowling of Jose Jonason (four wickets for 22 runs) and Radha Yadav (four wickets for 20 runs), Delhi Capitals won the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2024) here on Sunday. ) Defeated Gujarat Giants by 25 runs in the match. After scoring 163 runs for eight wickets, Delhi restricted Gujarat’s innings to 138 runs for eight wickets. This is Delhi’s third win in four matches and the team has reached the top of the table. Gujarat team is still waiting for its first win after so many matches.

WPL 2024: Meg Lanning hits fifty

Meg Lanning played an innings of 55 runs in 41 balls with the help of six fours and one six. He got good support from Ellis Capsey (37 runs in 17 balls). Player of the Match Jonason, before doing wonders with the ball, also contributed 11 runs in seven balls with the bat. For Gujarat, Meghna Singh took four wickets for 37 runs. While chasing the target, apart from Ashley Gardner, no batsman for Gujarat failed to score big. Gardner contributed 40 runs in 31 balls.

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WPL 2024: Both teams made two changes

Both teams entered this match with two changes each. Gujarat included Tarannum Pathan and Veda Krishnamurthy in place of injured Harleen Deol and Sneha Rana, while Delhi rested fast bowlers Marijane Kapp and Minoo Mani and included Annabel Sutherland and fast bowler Titas Sadhu in the squad. While defending the target, Titas gave the first over a maiden, while in the second over, Shikha Pandey (1 wicket for 28 runs) showed the way to the pavilion without opening the account to Laura Woolfart.

WPL 2024: Delhi dominated the match

Phoebe Litchfield (15 runs in 10 balls) hit a six and a four against Titas while captain Beth Mooney (12 runs in 14 balls) hit three fours against Shikha. Jonason, who came to bowl in the fifth over, once again made Delhi dominate the match by dismissing both the batsmen. He trapped Mooney LBW while Lichfield was caught by Sutherland. Radha Yadav took an easy catch of Veda Krishnamurthy on the ball of Arundhati Reddy. However, Radha ended her innings of 12 runs in 12 balls at the hands of Shikha.

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WPL 2024: Delhi scored 163 runs by batting first

Ashley Gardner kept Gujarat’s hopes alive by hitting a six and a four against Arundhati. After 10 overs the team’s score was 72 runs for four wickets. Radha trapped Katherine Bryce (three runs) LBW in the very next over. Jonassen gave a big blow to Gujarat’s hopes by stumping Gardner in the 15th over. Gujarat team could not score runs fast after this. After being invited to bat first, Shefali Verma once again gave Delhi a fast start by hitting a six and a four against left-arm spinner Tanuja Kanwar. However, his innings did not last long. She was out on the bowling of Meghna Singh after scoring 13 runs in nine balls.

WPL 2024: Gujarat Giants lost by 25 runs

Lanning got life on the score of 30 runs. He kept the team’s score running by making a partnership of 38 runs with Capsy for the second wicket and 47 runs with Jemimah Rodrigues for the third wicket. Capsi hit five fours in his 17-ball innings but Jemima could only score seven runs in 10 balls. Amidst Jemima’s slow batting, Lanning hit a six against Bryce. He completed his half-century in 39 balls. She returned to the pavilion after being caught by Dayalan Hemlata on Meghna’s ball. After Lanning’s dismissal, Delhi’s run rate was curbed. The team failed to hit a single four from 15.2 overs to 19.3 overs. Although Gujarat had a chance to restrict Delhi to a lower score, the team dropped many catches due to poor fielding.

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