The Women’s team of Mumbai Indians have emerged victoriously in the Women’s Premier League final, where they defeated Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets and with 3 balls left. It was an absolute thriller indeed, and it definitely showed us that even in a low-scoring match, the game of cricket could win. Though it seemed like the Capitals might seal the victory, at least it was the Indians who laughed the last laugh.
Though it was certainly not a good start from the Delhi Capitals, as wickets started to fall from one end, though Meg Lanning stood strong from one end, as she scored 35 of 29 balls, the other end wasn’t strong enough, and players were returning to the pavilion at frequent intervals. However, credit goes to the tailenders, Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav, who took their team to at least a defendable total of 131. Bowlers got something to fight, and they even took their team close to victory.
Mumbai Indians, while coming to bat, didn’t lose wickets frequently but wasn’t able to score runs at the required run rate either. Things got a bit tough for the Indians, but Nat Sciver-Brunt and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur slowly but steadily took MI to a comfortable position. Though the victory still seemed a bit further, Amelia Kerr’s speedy innings helped her team to win the inaugural Women’s Premier League in style.
Nat Sciver Brunt from Mumbai Indians winning the player of the match
Though Mumbai Indians wasn’t at a good place in terms of required run rate, it was Nat Sciver Brunt who took her team slowly towards victory by her decent innings of 60 of 55 balls and eventually recieved the player of the match award. Hence the WPL started with the victory of Mumbai, and in the coming seasons, the fans will see the victory of several other teams too, and eventually, a revolution in women’s cricket will be witnessed.