‘Ye sb kya krdia delhi vaalo’ – Fans react as Delhi outmuscle Mumbai by nine wickets in Women’s T20 League to gain top spot

By Daniel S

March 20, 2023

Mumbai and Delhi locked horns in the 17th match of the ongoing Women’s T20 League at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Monday, 20th of March 2023. Delhi skipper Meg Lanning won the flip of the coin and asked Harmanpreet’s girls to bat first at the tricky surface of DY Patil Academy.

Batting first, Mumbai couldn’t live up to the expectations in the first innings as they could post a total of only 108 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs. While chasing the target, Delhi comfortably chased down the target in overs to win the match by wickets. Notably, it was only the second defeat for Mumbai in the seven matches they played so far in the tournament.

The fans also came up with a lot of interesting reactions following this defeat of Mumbai against Delhi. They took to Twitter to lavish praises on Delhi for an amazing performance just ahead of the knock-out stage of the first-ever Women’s T20 League.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Speaking of the action of the match, only three batters in Mumbai could cross the individual mark of 20+ runs in the first innings; it includes the likes of skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, and Issy Wong. The trio scored 23,26, and 23 runs respectively.

On the back of these knocks, Mumbai somehow managed to score 108 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Late on, while chasing the target of 109 runs, the top order of Delhi made it very comfortable for the visitors to chase down the target only in 9 overs with a run rate of more than 12. The opening pair of blistering batter Shafali Verma and skipper Meg Lanning stitched a brilliant partnership of 56 runs for the first wicket followed by a 54-run partnership for the second wicket and won the match for Delhi by a massive margin of nine wickets.

Lanning and Shafali played the individual knocks of 32 and 33 runs respectively alongside a 38-run knock by Alice Capsey with five unbelievable maximums.