The summit clash of the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) got concluded on Sunday as Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians Women beat Meg Lanning’s Delhi Capitals by seven wickets to lift their maiden title. Nat Sciver-Brunt hit the winning run for the MI Women as she paddle-scooped Alice Capsey in the fine leg region for a boundary.
The English cricketer played an unbeaten knock of 60 off 55 balls and stitched a 72-run partnership with MI captain Harmanpreet Kaur who was run out after scoring 37 off 39 balls. After Kaur’s wicket, Amelia Kerr held her nerves and hit a couple of boundaries to keep MI in the hunt and it was Natalie Sciver who hit the winning runs. And it was all celebrations in the MI camp now.
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Earlier, with the ball, Hayley Mattews starred for MI Women as the West Indies all-rounder claimed three wickets at the expense of just five runs in her four overs. Issy Wong (3/42) and Amelia Kerr (2/18) also chipped in with the ball.
Jhulan Goswami was pleased with the effort put in by the players as she hailed them after the game. "You cannot do all those things on a plan [on wickets off full-tosses]. Thanks to Lotty and others, this was my first assignment as a coach. The girls put everything and they have done their best. They believed that they will be able to do their best whenever they get the opportunity. We're all proud of them," said Goswami.
"Many times Harmanpreet has gone through these situations and not able to cross the ladder. First day we said this time you have to cross the ladder. She has taken responsibility, the way she handled the team from day 1 is amazing. She came here after a tournament straightaway and not even one training session she said she was tired."