Deepti Sharma caught superbly in the deep by Radha Yadav

Delhi Capitals went hammer and tongs against UP Warriorz in the 5th match of the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League 2023 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma got them off to a flier once again, adding a 60+ stand within the powerplay. Shafali made room to slam a six over long-off, a maximum that would surely make it to the highlights reel. The skipper carried on and notched up another 70, Alice Capsey came out and kept the boundaries flowing, while Jess Jonassen played a blinder towards the end.

Jemimah Rodrigues too played her part to perfection, adding an unbeaten 67 with Jonassen. UP Warriorz read too much into the surface, so much so that they delayed the introduction of Deepti Sharma and Sophie Ecclestone which resulted in DC getting off to a blazing start. Up Warriorz are ruing the absence of Grace Harris and thus it was presumable that it won’t be an easy chase, and they’ve lost a couple of wickets under pressure along expected lines, the most remarkable of them all being the dismissal of Deepti Sharma, whose hoick was caught superbly in the deep by livewire Radha Yadav.