WPL 2024: Delhi starts home-leg with a 29-run win over Mumbai thanks to Jemimah and Lanning’s fifties

Delhi Capitals dominated their Women’s Premier League (WPL) match against Mumbai Indians, with Jemimah Rodrigues and captain Meg Lanning’s half-centuries setting the stage for a commanding win. Jemimah’s unbeaten 69 off 33 balls and Meg’s 53 off 38 balls led Delhi to a challenging 192/4 total, with Jemimah’s aggressive stroke-play standing out.

In response, Mumbai Indians fell short by 29 runs, ending their perfect chasing record in the competition. Delhi’s bowlers capitalized on a pitch with low bounce to restrict Mumbai to 163/8, with every bowler except for Arundhati Reddy making crucial breakthroughs.

The match saw standout performances from Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, and the rest of the Delhi team, with notable contributions from Mumbai’s Amanjot Kaur and Hayley Matthews. Despite some late boundaries from Mumbai’s lower order, Delhi emerged victorious, maintaining their position at the top of the points table in the WPL.

With this win, Delhi Capitals showcased their all-round strength and depth, further solidifying their status as a strong contender in the ongoing Women’s Premier League. The team’s comprehensive performance and strategic gameplay were key factors in securing their fourth win of the competition.