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WPL 2023, MI vs DC highlights: Delhi thrash Mumbai in less than 10 overs, occupy top spot

Updated on: 20 March,2023 09:57 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Both Mumbai and Delhi will aim to get back on the winning side of things. While MI suffered their first loss in the tournament against UP Warriorz, Delhi are coming on the back of a defeat over Gujarat Giants

WPL 2023, MI vs DC highlights: Delhi thrash Mumbai in less than 10 overs, occupy top spot

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Table-toppers Mumbai Indians will square off against second-placed team Delhi Capitals in match number 18 of the ongoing Women's Premier League (WPL) on Monday. Both Mumbai and Delhi will aim to get back on the winning side of things. While MI suffered their first loss in the tournament against UP Warriorz, Delhi are coming on the back of a defeat over Gujarat Giants. As it stands out, Mumbai top the table with 10 points, followed by Delhi with 8 points. Both the sides have qualified for the WPL playoffs. One can expect an intense battle to unfold between the two formidable opponents, as they vie for ultimate glory in what appears to be a crucial 20-over encounter.

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MI vs DC Dream11 prediction

Wicket-keeper: Yastika Bhatia

Batters: Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Meg Lanning (C)

All-rounder: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Marizanne Kapp, Hayley Matthews

Bowlers: Saika Ishaque, Shikha Pandey, Titas Sadhu

MI vs DC: Full Squads

Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Marizanne Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia(w), Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Aparna Mondal, Poonam Yadav, Titas Sadhu, Sneha Deepthi

Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque, Priyanka Bala, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav, Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham, Chloe Tryon

MI vs DC: Predicted playing XIs

Mumbai Indians: Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Saika Ishaque, Dhara Gujjar, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita

Delhi Capitals: JI Rodrigues, MM Lanning(C), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, M Kapp, T Bhatia, JL Jonassen, S Pandey, Radha Yadav, T Norris, Titas Sadhu

MI vs DC: A brief overview

Mumbai and Delhi are the only two teams to seal their berth in the Playoffs stage of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023. However, both the teams suffered shock losses last week and will look to get back to winning ways.

Harmanpreet Kaur & Co. suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of UP Warriorz while DC were also beaten by bottom-placed Gujarat Giants in their last match. In the last match between the two sides, MI downed DC by eights wickets with spinners Saika Ishaque, Issy Wong and Hayley Matthews walking away with three wickets each. 

MI vs DC: Toss update

Delhi Capitals' captain Meg Lanning wins toss, opts to bowl first against Mumbai Indians

Follow MI vs DC live updates below.

9:45 PM: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets

9:30 PM: 97/1 in 8.2 overs

Matthews delivers a generous ball to Shafali Verma, who charges out to meet it, only for the ball to pitch just under her. She misses her attempted heave, and Yastika capitalizes by completing the stumping. MI has something to celebrate with this wicket! Shafali Verma has been dismissed, scoring 33 runs off 15 balls, including 6 boundaries and a six.

9:15 PM: 49-0 after 3 overs

Outside off, Nat Sciver-Brunt bowls a full delivery. Lanning drives it for a four between extra cover and mid-off! After that, she guides Sciver-Brunt to go deep into the third for another four!

8:54 PM: Delhi Capitals need 110 runs to win against Mumbai Indians

8:50 PM: 107/7 in 19.4 overs

Jess Jonassen gets rid of Issy Wong in the last over. 

8:45 PM: 103/6 after 19 overs

Kaur falls to Pandey, caught by Rodrigues! The skipper departs, adding to the mounting wickets column. Pandey pitched a full ball outside off, tempting Harmanpreet Kaur to go for a big hit over deep mid-wicket. Although she made decent contact, the ball failed to clear Rodrigues stationed at deep mid-wicket. The Delhi Capitals player held on to the catch brilliantly, triggering a bout of floss dance in celebration. Mumbai are having a torrid time today, as Delhi dominate the proceedings. Kaur departs for 23 runs off 26 balls, including 3 fours.

8:30 PM: 74/6 in 14.5 overs

Jess Jonassen took the wicket of Pooja Vastrakar as she was caught by Radha Yadav. Vastrakar had the opportunity to attack and was well-set, but couldn't resist swinging at a fuller delivery in her hitting zone by Jonassen. The shot went straight down the ground, but Yadav easily caught it at long-on. Vastrakar scored 26 runs off 19 balls, hitting three fours and one six before being dismissed by Jonassen.

8:17 PM: 58/5 in 11.4 overs

Yadan bowled a flighted delivery in a straight line in the second delivery of the 11th over. Kaur swept it behind square, hitting a four, first boundary in five overs. In the fourth delivery, Yadav bowled a flighted delivery outside off. Vastraker hit it over extra cover for a four. Finally, in the last ball, Vastrakar smashed Yadav over long-on, hitting a six.

8:05 PM: 27/4 in 8.2 overs

Amelia Kerr departs after being caught by Bhatia off the bowling of Arundhati Reddy. The ball angled in before leaving the batter, outfoxing Kerr who went after it and ended up edging it to Tanya Bhatia behind the stumps. Arundhati's astute bowling has put Mumbai Indians in even more trouble. Kerr is dismissed for 8 runs off 16 deliveries, including a boundary.

7:45 PM: 17/3 after 4 overs

If two wickets weren't enough, Shikha Pandey joins the attack from the other end. The dangerous Matthews falls to Pandey as a fit Jemimah Rodrigues holds on to a diving catch inside the circle 

7:30 PM: 6/2 in 2.3 overs

The mighty Marizanne Kapp looks dangerous tonight. Gives an early breakthrough to Mumbai in the form of Yastika Bhatia who departs for just 1 run. Nat Sciver-Brunt comes in at number three. Out! Kapp bowls on a good length region and Sciver misjudges as the ball crashes into the stumps. 

7:10 PM: Confirmed playing XIs

Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque

Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Taniya Bhatia(w), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav

7:05 PM: Players ready to battle it out

Toss done! If Delhi Capitals lose tonight, they will most definitely be out of contention for a top-two finish. Consequently, it is likely that they will adopt an aggressive approach on the field against Mumbai tonight. 

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