The Mumbai Indians pulled off another brilliant bowling performance in the 2023 Women’s Premier League. They bowled the Delhi Capitals out for a paltry 105 runs in Match 7 of the league on Wednesday, March 9 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Their bowling unit has so far been one of the bests in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians were asked to bat first by the Delhi Capitals. They struck an early blow as opener Shafali Verma was dismissed for just two runs. Delhi kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were reduced to 31 runs for three wickets down. Meg Lanning and Jemimah Rodrigues put up a fifty-run stand for the fourth wicket.
However, Saika Ishaque provided the Mumbai Indians the breakthrough dismissing Jemimah Rodrigues. She also sent Meg Lanning back into the hut for 43 runs off 41 deliveries. The Mumbai Indians bowlers then ran through the Delhi batting attack. Saika Isaque, Issy Wong, and Hayley Matthews took three wickets each in the innings.
Commendable bowling performance from @mipaltan
Over to the chase now 👍🏻#TATAWPL | #DCvMI pic.twitter.com/EfxHJxW6Lj
— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 9, 2023
Let’s take a look at how the fans reacted to Mumbai Indians’ bowling performance against the Delhi Capitals:
Delhi Capitals: 105-10 (18)
Another impressive show from Mumbai Indians' bowling unit 🔥#SaikaIshaque #IssyWong #HayleyMatthews #Cricket #MumbaiIndians #DCvsMI #WPL2023 #Cricket pic.twitter.com/irfG45I5QA
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) March 9, 2023
A star has born in Mumbai Indians and it's Saika Ishaque. pic.twitter.com/NZdnuXSvNK
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 9, 2023
One more all-out induced on the opponents. Complete credit goes to #MumbaiIndians bowlers #WPL2023 #DCvMI 🏏🇮🇳
— Reena Dsouza (@MCReenaDsouza) March 9, 2023
Mumbai Indians now gift new talent to Indian women cricket teams too. This franchise has played a huge role in shaping the dominance of Indian Men’s team and now on the way to do that for Women’s team too.#MumbaiIndians #SalikaIshaque
— Yash (@Sinshadarsh) March 9, 2023
Delhi Capitals bowled out for just 105.
Yet another dominating display by Mumbai Indians in the WPL!
— cric. mani7 (@p_manikumaran) March 9, 2023
No team batted for 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in this WPL, dominance level 😳🔥
— Meme Farmer (@craziestlazy) March 9, 2023
Dominance = Mumbai Indians 🥵#WPL2023 pic.twitter.com/tvDeph6GEN
— 🕊 (@_Alone_1820) March 9, 2023
Mumbai Indians’ fantastic bowling performance this season
This is the third successive innings in as many matches for the Mumbai Indians, where their bowlers have bowled out the opposition. They dismissed Gujarat Titans for a paltry 64 in the season opener, followed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 155 runs. Saika Ishaque has been the pick of the bowlers for them in the season so far, taking nine wickets in three matches. Meanwhile, Hayley Matthews has taken six wickets in three games.
Mumbai Indians are at the top of the table with two wins from as many matches. They have four points and an NRR of +5.185. A win against the Delhi Capitals will boost their chances of qualifying for the final of the 2023 Women’s Premier League.
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