In the final match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023, Delhi Capitals (DC) took on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. DC won the toss and elected to bat first.
DC got off to a good start with captain Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma scoring quickly. However, they lost quick wickets and were reduced to 40/4 in the seventh over. Radha Yadav and Shikha Pandey added crucial runs for the last wicket to take Delhi to a respectable total of 131/9 in 20 overs. Radha was the top scorer for her side with 27 not out off 12 balls.
For MI, Issy Wong and Hayley Matthews were the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets each.
In response, Mumbai got off to a slow start but Nat Sciver-Brunt played a match-winning knock of 60 runs off 55 balls to take the team to a comfortable victory. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also contributed with 37 runs off 39 balls. MI chased down the target with 3 balls to spare and won the match by 7 wickets.
For DC, Marizanne Kapp and Radha picked up a wicket each.
Nat Sciver was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for her outstanding batting performance.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜!😉
Celebrations all around in @mipaltan’s camp! #TATAWPL | #DCvMI | #Final pic.twitter.com/NkAazojfbQ
— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 26, 2023
Nat Sciver-Brunt – the legend.
60* (55) under tremendous amount of pressure. She kept her calm and took Mumbai Indians over the line. pic.twitter.com/Y4eYe1qAmy
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 26, 2023
MUMBAI INDIANS – WPL CHAMPIONS 2023 🏆💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 26, 2023
Mumbai Indians have won the inaugural Women’s Premier League ✨
Nat Sciver-Brunt hitting 60 off 55 to guide them over the line!#BBCCricket #WPL
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) March 26, 2023
They had a stumble in between but @ImHarmanpreet and @mipaltan were thr best team in the tournament #TATAWPL
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 26, 2023
Mumbai Indians wins the inaugural edition of WPL.#MIvDC #DCvMI #cricket #WPL2023 #WPL #CricketTwitter #WomenCricket pic.twitter.com/ZoreOyU8G8
— WomenCricket.com (@WomenCricketHQ) March 26, 2023
Not how we wanted to end our inaugural #TATAWPL campaign, but we couldn’t be more proud of our girls 💙#YehHaiNayiDilli #DCvMI pic.twitter.com/VgjioYhyU4
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 26, 2023
👏 INAUGURAL CHAMPS! Congratulations to the Mumbai Indians on pulling off an excellent chase & being crowned the champions of the WPL.
💥 Nat Sciver-Brunt’s special fifty helped them orchestrate this chase beautifully!
📷 BCCI • #WPL #TATAWPL #WPL2023 #TeamIndia #BharatArmy pic.twitter.com/EcLe6UrY9S
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 26, 2023
Nat Sciver-Brunt did not win a global trophy in the last one year only because she isn’t an Australian.
She deserved this.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) March 26, 2023
Congratulations, @mipaltan for winning the inaugural edition of #WPL! 🏆
📸: WPL | #TATAWPL #DCvMI #Final pic.twitter.com/YoPs3zy3bf
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 26, 2023
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TAGS: DCvMI, Delhi Capitals, MIvDC, Mumbai Indians, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Twitter, Women’s Premier League, WPL, WPL 2023, WPL Final
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