Delhi Capitals were keen to make a great comeback against Gujarat Giants in their fourth game on Saturday, March 11 at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai, after being humiliated by Mumbai Indians in their third game.
Sneh Rana, the captain of the Gujarat Giants, chose to bat first after winning the toss. Marizanne Kapp received the new ball from Meg Lanning as she bowled first for the first time in the competition, and she didn't let her down as she completely destroyed the Giants. The South African all-rounder ended up picking a fifer in the first seven overs of the match as Giants were reduced to 33/6 at 6.5 overs. She finished her spell with figures of 5/15 in 4 overs making her the third bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in the WPL so far. They restricted Giants to 105/9 in their allotted 20 overs.
After Delhi put on a mesmerizing bowling display, it was time for their batters to light up. Opener Shafali Verma's outstanding performance enabled her team to chase down the target in 7.1 overs and win the match by 10 wickets. She played a scintillating knock of 76* off 28 balls smacking 10 fours and five sixes in her innings.
Brief scores: Gujarat Giants 105/9 in 20 overs (Kim Garth 32*; Marizanne Kapp 5-15, Shikha Pandey 3-26) lost to Delhi Capitals 107/0 in 7.1 overs (Shafali Verma 76*, Meg Lanning 21*) by 10 wickets.