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WPL 2024: All limits of excitement were crossed in the first game, Mumbai won the game by hitting a six off the last ball.

WPL 2024: All limits of excitement were crossed in the first game, Mumbai won the game by hitting a six off the last ball.

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Yastika Bhatia

The start of the second season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) was extremely exciting. In this game between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, the excitement seemed to have crossed all limits. On the last ball of this match, the Mumbai Indians team needed 5 runs to win and Sajivani Sanjana gave the team the win by 4 wickets by hitting a six. In this match Delhi Capitals team batting first scored 171 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs after which Mumbai Indians also achieved this target in 20 overs in which captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 55 runs for the team. Played on Excellent innings of runs.

Harmanpreet captained the innings and Sajivani finished brilliantly

Chasing the target of 172 runs, Mumbai Indians didn’t get off to a good start and lost their first wicket with a score of nil. Thereafter, there was a 50-run partnership between Yastika Bhatia and Natalie Siver Brunt for the second wicket. Natalie returned to the pavilion after playing 19 innings in this match. Thereafter, captain Harmanpreet, who came to bat along with Yastika, led the innings forward and did not allow the pace of runs to slow down. There was a 56-run partnership between the two for the third wicket. Yastika was eliminated from that match after playing 57 innings of 45 balls.

The Mumbai team suffered their third setback with a score of 106. From here, Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr took the score to 150 runs but after that, the Delhi Capitals team added another thrill to the game by taking two wickets in quick succession. The Mumbai team needed 12 runs to win in the last over, with only three runs being scored with the fall of a wicket in the first three balls. Harmanpreet Kaur hit a four on the fourth ball but lost her wicket on the fifth ball. After that, Sajivani Sajna, who came to hit the last ball, played a long shot and hit the ball for a six, giving her team a thrilling win. In this game for Delhi, Arundhati Reddy and Alice Kepsy took 2-2 wickets with the ball.

Kepsi put in an amazing performance with the bat in Delhi’s innings.

If we talk about the Delhi Capitals women’s team’s innings in this match, their start was also not good as Shefali Verma returned to the pavilion after scoring just one run. Thereafter, Alice Kepsy, who came to bat at No. 3, played a brilliant innings of 75 runs off 53 balls while serving the team from one end. Furthermore, a quick innings of 42 runs in 24 balls was also seen from the bat of Jemimah Rodriguez. . Bowling for Mumbai, Amelia Kerr and Natalie Sciver Brunt took 2-2 wickets.

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