WPL 2023: Gujarat beat Delhi by 11 runs in a close match, GG remains in playoff race
Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants: Batting first, Gujarat Giants scored 147 runs losing four wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the Delhi team was bundled out for 136 runs in 18.4 overs. This is Gujarat's second win in this tournament and with this, they are still in the race for the playoffs.
The 14th match of the Women's Premier League (WPL) was played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Gujarat Giants (GG). In this close encounter played at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium, Gujarat defeated Delhi by 11 runs. This is Gujarat's second win in this tournament and with this, they are still in the race for the playoffs.
Electing to bat after losing the toss, Gujarat Giants scored 147 runs in 20 overs losing four wickets. For Gujarat, L Wolvaardt and Ashley Gardner scored half-centuries while batting brilliantly. Wolvaardt played an inning of 57 runs in 45 balls. At the same time, Gardner remained unbeaten after scoring 51 runs in 33 balls with the help of nine fours. Jonassen took two wickets from Delhi. At the same time, Marijane Kapp and Arundhati Reddy got one wicket each.
In reply, the Delhi team was bundled out for 136 runs in 18.4 overs. For Delhi, Arundhati Reddy and Marijane Cap tried to win the team while batting brilliantly. But they could not succeed. Chasing the target, North Delhi got its first blow in the second over itself. Tanuja Kanwar bowled Shefali Verma. Shefali could score eight runs in seven balls. Delhi got two major setbacks in the sixth over. In this over of Sneh Rana, captain Meg Lanning was out lbw on the second ball. Lanning got out after scoring 18 runs in 15 balls. He hit three fours. After this, Alice Capsey, who was batting brilliantly, was run out on the fifth ball. Capsy got out after scoring 22 runs in 11 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. After this, Jemima Rodrigues was also dismissed in the seventh over. He was caught by Kim Garth at the hands of wicketkeeper Sushma Verma.
The team suffered two setbacks in the 14th over. Ashley Gardner clean-bowled Tania Bhatia first. Tania could score one run. After this, Marijane Cap, who was running in excellent form, was run out on the fourth ball. She could score 36 runs in 29 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
After this, Arundhati Reddy brought the match to a close by batting brilliantly. But then she was caught by captain Sneh Rana on the ball of Kim Garth. Kim Garth, Tanuja Kanwar and Ashley Gardner took two wickets each for Gujarat. Whereas Harleen Deol and Sneh Rana took one wicket each.