Mumbai Indians handed Delhi Capitals a devastating defeat in their third match, continuing their Women's Premier League winning streak. Fans were looking forward to the matchup because both teams had dominated their respective opponents in their opening two games.
Meg Lanning, the captain of the Capitals, chose to bat first after winning the toss. The strategy, however, was derailed when Shafali Verma, the opener, was struck by a pitch early in the second over. After Delhi's batting team crumbled like a house of cards and got bowled out for just 105 in 18 overs, captain Lanning continued her strong play but received no assistance from any other batter besides Jemimah Rodrigues.
In response, the Mumbai Indians' opening pair of Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia launched a fierce attack in an effort to clinch the victory as soon as possible. While Mumbai Indians chased down a target of 106 runs in 15 overs, Yastika Bhatia scored the most runs with 41, followed by Hayley Matthews' 32 and Nat Sciver-unbeaten 23. Tara Norris and Alice Capsey each claimed one wicket for the Delhi Capitals.
Brief scores: Delhi Capitals 105 all out in 18 overs (Meg Lanning 43; Saika Ishaque 3-13, Issy Wong 3-10) lost to Mumbai Indians 109/2 in 15 overs (Yastika Bhatia 41, Haylaye MAtthews 32; Tara Norris 1-4) by 8 wickets.