WPL: Bowlers and Shafali Verma take Delhi Capitals to final; RCB and MI to play eliminator | Cricket News

Mar14,2024



New Delhi: It's a mixed bag WPL weather for Shafali Verma, While he started the tournament with a bang by scoring two half-centuries in his first three innings, the aggressive opener lost his rhythm to some extent in the next four matches.
Last league game against gujarat giants On Wednesday, Shafali showed off her full range of strokes as she smashed a brilliant 37-ball 71 (7×4, 5×6) as Delhi Capitals chased down the target of 127 in just 13.1 overs and won by 7 wickets. Shafali got good support from these players. jemima rodrigues (38 runs on 28b; 4×4, 1×6) The pair added 94 runs for the third wicket.
With this win, league toppers Delhi reached their second consecutive WPL final, which will be played on Sunday, while Mumbai Indians will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator to be played on Friday.
This season of the WPL has seen experienced players perform on the big stage, especially Indian stars like Deepti Sharma. Harmanpreet Kaur And Smriti Mandhana,
Only a few unknown names have emerged. One of them has been Bharti Fulmali of Gujarat Giants. The 29-year-old player has impressed with his ball-hitting skills. On Wednesday he once again gave a powerful statement about himself. The girl from Amravati, Maharashtra scored a crucial 42 (out of 36; 7×4) and saved Gujarat from a crisis of 48/5.
Fulmali was involved in a 68-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Scottish all-rounder Katherine Bryce (28 off 22b, 4×4), which took Gujarat's total to 126/9.
Early on, Gujarat were rocked by Marizanne Kapp, who swung the ball both ways and sent back Gujarat's in form openers Beth Mooney and Laura Wolvaardt cheaply. Between the wickets of Wolvaardt and Mooney, left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen knocked back the top of Daylan Hemalatha's off-stump, leaving Gujarat reeling at 16/3.
Off-spinner Minnu Mani proved to be Delhi's trump card as she got the crucial wickets of Phoebe Litchfield and Ashley Gardner in the middle order. Mani bowled cleverly and mixed his pace brilliantly during his spell. The surprising thing is that he got a lot of turn on the quiet wicket of Kotla.
short score: Gujarat Giants 126/9 (B Fulmali 32, K Bryce 28*; M Mani 2/9, M Kapp 2/17, S Pandey 2/23) vs Delhi Capitals 129/3 (S Verma 71, J Rodrigues) in 13.1 overs ) 38*; T Kanwar 2/20)



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