Gujarat Giants (GG), who had previously suffered two losses in a row, have now won two games in the current Women's Premier League. On Thursday, GG defeated the Delhi Capitals (DC), who were in second position, by 11 runs in a tense match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
DC captain Meg Lanning chose to field first after winning the toss to get things going. When GG was given the opportunity to bat, they started their innings slowly. But, important half-centuries from Ashleigh Gardner (51*) and Laura Woulvaardt (57) enabled GG to score a respectable total of 147/4 in 20 overs. Jess Jonassen claimed two wickets for DC, while Marizanne Kapp and Arundhati Reddy each claimed one.
Delhi Capitals were bowled out for 136 in 18.4 overs while chasing 148. DC's best scorer, Marizanne Kapp, had a total of 36 runs off 29 balls. Tanuja Kanwar, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth claimed two wickets each, while Sneh Rana and Harleen Deol each took one. Gujarat's bowlers put on a masterful performance to thwart DC's pursuit and ultimately managed to influence the outcomes in Gujarat's favor. Gujarat maintains their position in the race for the knockouts with this victory.
Brief scores: Gujarat Giants147/4 in 20 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 57, Ash Gardner 51*; Jess Jonassen 2/38) beat Delhi Capitals 136 in 18.4 overs (Marizanne Kapp 36; Kim Garth 2/18, Ash Gardner 2/19) by 11 runs.