The seventh match of the continuing Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 befell between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Dr DY Patil Sports activities Academy in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. It turned out to be a one-sided contest the place the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai fully steamrolled Delhi to finish their hat-trick of wins.
Through the contest, Jemimah Rodrigues surprised everybody by taking a jaw-dropping catch to dismiss the in-form batter, Hayley Matthews. All of it occurred on the third ball of the twelfth over, bowled by Alice Capsey. The bowler tossed the white leather-based outdoors off-stump, and Matthews tried to go for the complete monty however couldn’t discover the timing, and the ball went excessive up within the air.
Jemimah, who was fielding at long-off, had a protracted distance to cowl, however she sprinted shortly and accomplished the catch with a spectacular dive. The Indian star dived ahead and grabbed the ball with each her arms earlier than throwing it into the turf in delight.
Right here is the video:
PLAY THIS ON LOOP 🔁@JemiRodrigues – A catch marvel 🙌🏻
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— Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 9, 2023
Nevertheless, the unbelievable effort by Jemimah was not sufficient as Yastika Bhatia guided Mumbai to victory and maintained their unbeaten run within the 20-over competitors. The Capitals, after opting to bat first, received bundled out for a mere 105 in 18 overs.
DC Skipper Meg Lanning was the top-scorer for her aspect with 43 runs off 41 balls, together with 5 fours, whereas Jemimah chipped in with essential 25 runs off 18 balls with the assistance of three fours. The remainder of the batting unit couldn’t stand in entrance of a high-quality bowling show the place the likes of Issy Wong, Saika Ishaque, and Matthews all took three wickets every.
In response, MI opener Yastika smashed 41 runs off 32 balls, together with eight fours. Equally, Matthews, who carried out exceptionally properly with the bowl, contributed 32 runs off 31 balls earlier than Jemimah took her catch. Ultimately, Mumbai chased down the goal fairly comfortably to win the competition by 8 wickets.