WPL: Winning streak of Delhi diminishes Gujarat’s chances of reaching the playoffs

Delhi Capitals Women continued their winning juggernaut in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 as they beat Gujarat Giants in Match 10 on Sunday, March 03 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. After being put in to bat first, Delhi posted a good score of 163/8 riding on a half-century from their captain Meg Lanning.

In reply, Gujarat could only reach 138/8 in their 20 overs with Ashleigh Gardner top-scoring with 40 (31). However, apart from her, no other batter from her side could surpass the 15-run mark resulting in a 25-run loss. Jess Jonassen (3/22) and Radha Yadav (3/20) were the pick of the bowlers for DC with three wickets each to their names.

Following their win, the Meg Lanning-led side returned to the top of the points table dethroning Mumbai Indians from the pole position. In the four matches played so far, Delhi has won three matches having six points to their name. On the other hand, Gujarat is yet to register its first win of the season and is languishing in the last spot with four consecutive losses.

Top Performers of the Match

Meg Lanning (55 off 41)

The Delhi Capitals captain continued her marvelous form in the tournament as she registered her second half-century of the ongoing season. Lanning played a brilliant knock of 55 off 41 balls smashing six fours and a six.

Meghna Singh (4/37)

The right-arm seamer started off the innings in style getting the prized scalps of Shafali Verma (13 off 9). Singh further got rid of in-form Alice Capsey (27 off 17), Lanning (55 off 41), and Radha Yadav (5 off 7) to finish with figures of 4/37. Courtesy of her sensational spell, she became the join-highest wicket-taker of the tournament along with Amelia Kerr having seven wickets to her name.

What’s next for both teams?

Delhi Capitals Women will next take on Mumbai Indians Women on Tuesday, March 05 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. On the other hand, Gujarat Giants will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore Women on Wednesday, March 06 in Delhi.