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UPW vs DC WPL 2024 Summary: Delhi Capitals Crush UP Warriorz by 9 Wickets

UPW vs DC WPL 2024 Summary: Delhi Capitals Crush UP Warriorz by 9 Wickets

The Delhi Capitals (DC) continued their winning streak in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, thrashing the UP Warriorz (UPW) by a massive 9 wickets in a one-sided encounter at [insert venue name] on February 26, 2024.

UPW vs DC Match Summary

UPW vs DC WPL 2024 Match Summary

Opting to field first, DC bowlers put on a clinical display, restricting UPW to a mere 119 runs in their 20 overs. Marizanne Kapp (3/5) and Radha Yadav (4/23) were the wrecker-in-chiefs for DC, sharing seven wickets between them and stifling the UPW batting order.

UP Warriorz Batting Highlights

Shweta Sehrawat (45) and Grace Harris (17) were the only batswomen from UPW to reach double figures in a disappointing batting performance. The rest of the lineup failed to capitalize, succumbing to the pressure of the DC bowling attack.

DC Batting Highlights:

Chasing a modest target, the DC openers, Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma, put on a batting masterclass. They stitched together an unbeaten partnership of 123 runs, ensuring a comfortable victory for their side within 14.3 overs. Both Lanning (50 not out) and Verma (51 not out) played with exceptional composure, reaching their respective half-centuries and sealing the game for DC.

This dominant victory sees DC climb to the second spot in the WPL 2024 points table, boasting the best Net Run Rate (NRR) in the tournament. Their bowlers displayed exceptional skills, while their openers showcased their batting prowess. UPW, on the other hand, will need to go back to the drawing board. They need to address their batting frailties before their next encounter.

UPW vs DC WPL 2024: Post-match quotes

UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals Post-match quotes
  • Shafali Verma (DC batter): “Feeling very good. Today, the ball was coming onto the bat well. Wanted to finish the game for the team.”
  • Alyssa Healy (UPW captain): “We don’t have a lot of pace bowling options anyway so it was a 50-50 call anyway. We need more runs on the board and didn’t play the high-tempo game we want to play.”
  • Meg Lanning (DC captain): “With a NRR of 1.22 (BEST IN THE TOURNAMENT NOW), Capitals go up to second place. Capitals win by nine wickets with 5.3 overs to spare.”

This win reinforces the Delhi Capitals’ dominance in the tournament. The UP Warriorz face the challenge of bouncing back from this defeat.

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