DEL-W vs GUJ-W Highlights: Shefali Verma’s brilliant innings, Delhi reached the finals of WPL 2024 by defeating Gujarat !

Delhi Capitals became the first team to reach the final of WPL 2024 by defeating Gujarat Giants by 7 wickets.

DEL-W vs GUJ-W Highlights :

The last match of the league stage of the Women’s Premier League 2024 (WPL 2024) was played between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants (DEL-W vs GUJ-W) on 12 March 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Ground in Delhi.

In which the Gujarat Giants team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore. Defeated Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs and registered its first win in this league.

Earlier, Gujarat Giants team won the toss and decided to bat first.Batting first, Gujarat team scored 126 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs and gave an easy target of 127 runs to Delhi Capitals team to win.

In reply, Delhi Capitals team achieved this target by losing only 3 wickets in 13.1 overs. Thus, Delhi has become the first team to reach the final of Women’s Premier League 2024 by defeating Gujarat by 7 wickets. Delhi Capitals has won 6 out of 8 matches and is at the first position in the points table with 12 points.

Gujarat batsmen defeated by Delhi bowling :

The team of Gujarat Giants, who came to bat first after winning the toss, found it difficult as the Gujarat batsmen were defeated by the Delhi Capitals bowlers.

Opener Laura Wolderwatt and captain Beth Muni, who came to start the innings, returned to the pavilion cheaply. The first blow to Gujarat came in the form of captain Beth Mooney in the very first over of the innings on the score of just one run. Who was bowled by Marijane Kapp and returned to the pavilion without opening her account. Whereas the second blow came in the form of Dayalan Hemlata on the score of 12 runs. Who was bowled by Jess Jonassen after scoring only four runs.

After which, Gujarat team continued to lose wickets and within no time they lost 5 wickets in 48 runs. Which also includes Laura Wolderwatt (7 runs), Ashley Gardner (12 runs) and Phoebe Litchfield (21 runs).

Bharti Fulmali contributed the maximum runs for Gujarat Giants team. Who faced 36 balls and scored 42 runs with the help of 7 fours. Who returned to the pavilion after being bowled by Shikha Pandey. Whereas Katherine Bryce, who was the second highest scorer, scored unbeaten 28 runs with the help of 4 fours in 22 balls. Apart from these, Shabnam Shakeel contributed 1 run and Meghna Singh contributed 4 runs.

In bowling, Marijane Kapp, Shikha Pandey and Meenu Mani took 2-2 wickets for Delhi Capitals. While Jess Jonassen also got success in getting 1 wicket.

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Shefali Verma’s brilliant innings :

Chasing the target, both the opening batsmen of Delhi Capitals made a partnership of 31 runs in 19 balls for the first wicket. Delhi Capitals lost its first wicket in the form of opener and captain Meg Lanning for 31 runs. Who became the victim of run out. Whereas the second wicket was lost in the form of Ellis Capsey for 31 runs.

After this, Shefali Verma showed patience and made a half-century partnership of 94 runs in 55 balls with Jemimah Rodrigues for the third wicket, which played an important role in taking the team closer to the target. Delhi’s third wicket fell in the form of Shefali Verma at the score of 125 runs.

Shafali Verma, batting in a dynamic style, faced only 37 balls and played a brilliant half-century of 71 runs with the help of 7 fours and 5 skyscraper sixes. Who returned to the pavilion after being caught by Phoebe Litchfield on the ball of Tanuja Kanwar.
Whereas Jemimah Rodrigues faced 28 balls and played an unbeaten inning of 38 runs with the help of 4 fours and 1 six and came back till the end to give victory to the team.

Delhi Capitals team achieved the target by scoring 129 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in 13.1 overs. With this, the Delhi team has registered its sixth win in this league and has become the first team to reach the final of the Women’s Premier League for the second consecutive season.

In bowling, only Tanuja Kanwar from Gujarat was successful in taking 2 wickets with 20 runs including one maiden in 4 overs.

Player of the Match – DEL-W vs GUJ-W:

In the match played between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants, Shafali Verma was chosen Player of the Match for her excellent performance. Batting in a dynamic style, facing only 37 balls, he scored a brilliant half-century of 71 runs with the help of 7 fours and 5 sky-high sixes and played a decisive role in helping the team win.

Playing 11 – DEL-W vs GUJ-W :

Delhi Capitals (DEL-W)

Meg Lanning (captain), Shafali Verma, Alice Kapse, Jaminah Rodrigues, Maryjane Cope, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Meenu Mani, Tania Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey.

Gujarat Giants (GUJ-W) –

Beth Muni (wk+captain), Laura Walvardt, Phobhi Litchfield, Daylan Hemlata, Ashley Gardner, Bharti Fulmali, Katherine Breesh, Tanuja Kanwar, Meghna Singh, Mannat Kashyap, Shabnam Shakeel.

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