Delhi Capitals Women have piled on the runs against UP Warriorz in the 5th match of the Women’s Premier League, with an almighty six from Jess Jonassen taking them past 200. Meg Lanning gave them the perfect start with a 42-ball 70 before she was bowled by Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and the ensuing batters have made sure they consolidated on the platform laid by the star opener.
Yesterday, Hayley Matthews spearheaded Mumbai Indians’ rout of Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium. It was MI’s second consecutive win in the Women’s Premier League while RCB are yet to open their account after two games.
Matthews the bowler ran riot in the PowerPlay, picking two wickets in her second over. Reintroduced into the attack for RCB captain Smriti Mandhana, she did exactly what was asked of her: flummox the senior batter with a loopy delivery. Mandhana sliced the inside-out loft to cover, losing her wicket to offspin again. Heather Knight was bowled next ball, duped by the turn. Matthews’ third scalp was a well-set Richa Ghosh (28 off 26), setting up RCB’s 155 all out.
Matthews went on to add an unbeaten 114 for the second wicket with Nat Sciver-Brunt. The opening batter brought up a sizzling half-century off 26 balls, and went on to smash 13 fours and a six during the course of a whirlwind knock.
Massive Wicket for @UPWarriorz!
Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets #DC skipper Lanning out!
She departs after scoring 70 off just 42 deliveries 👏
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