The 2023 Women’s Premier League (WPL) Final in India was an enthralling encounter between two of the strongest teams in the tournament, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI). The WPL Final was played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, and fans from all over the country were eagerly anticipating the match.
DC won the toss and elected to bat first, but their batting order struggled to gain momentum and were restricted to a below-par total of 131 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Their star batter Meg Lanning top-scored with 35 runs off 29 balls, but her knock was not enough to give DC a fighting chance in the game.
In response, MI got off to a steady start and their opening pair of Hayley Mathews and Yastika Bhatia. But the game was changed by Nat Sciver Brunt played an attacking innings, scoring 60 runs off just 55 balls, while Harmanpreet Kaur played a crucial anchor role, scoring 37 runs off 39 balls.
With this victory, MI won their first-ever WPL title, capping off an impressive season. The team had started the tournament slowly but picked up their form towards the end, winning their last 5 matches on the trot. Their all-round performance in the final was exemplary, with both their batting and bowling units firing on all cylinders.
The WPL Final was a fitting end to a successful tournament that had showcased some of the best talents in Indian women’s cricket. The event had provided a platform for many young players to showcase their skills and had played a crucial role in promoting women’s cricket in the country.
Overall, the 2023 WPL Final between DC and MI was a high-quality game of cricket that demonstrated the immense talent and potential of women’s cricket in India. While DC might have fallen short in the final, they can be proud of their efforts throughout the tournament, while MI will celebrate their hard-earned victory for years to come.
Playing XI of Delhi Capitals
Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Ellyse Capsy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marijan Kapp, Tanya Bhatia (wk), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Playing XI of Mumbai Indians
Hayley Mathews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Sayka Ishaq
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