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WPL 2023 Finals: MI are first champions in Women’s Premier League!

Mumbai Indian and Delhi Capitals will face each other in the finals at Brabourne from 7:30 pm onwards.

New Delhi: Women’s Premier League has already made history with the fans and finance and is going to add a new chapter to cricket tonight. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals face each other in the finals and MI came out victorious.

Nat Sciver-Brunt scored 60* off 55 to lead MI to the win. Harmanpreet Kaur contributed crucial 37 to the chase.

Issy Wong picking three wickets initially and Hayley Matthews taking three in death restricted DC to 131. However, a 42-run stand in the last 4 overs between Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav helped put up some fight.

LIVE Updates:

# Meg Lanning ends the campaign with the orange cap as she scored 345 runs at an average of 49.28 and a strike rate of 139. Hayley Matthews’ three wickets brought her tally to 16 scalps as she will end up with the purple cap.

# Scoop and boundary to lift the cup!

# Just two needed of four balls now.

# Five needed of the last over!

# Another four and equation goes down to 6 off 7.

# Jemi dives but cannot reach to the ball as Sciver-Brunt hits another boundary. 10 needed off 8.

# A boundary by Sciver-Brunt to come up with her fifty.

# Sciver-Brunt just guides the ball to hit a boundary behind the stumps.

# There’s more drama to the game. Harmanpreet is run out for 37 off 39 and DC has a wicket on a crucial stage.

# Boundary for Nat Sciver-Brunt and the equation goes down to 37 off 25.

# Shikha Pandey starts the 16th over with a wide.

# Down to last six overs and MI needs 51.

# DC ends with 131/9 after a great batting effort by Shikha Pandey, 27* off 17 and Radha Yadav, 27* off 12.

# Radha Yadav goes massive to hit two sixes in the last two balls!

# Shikha Pandey is on offense with three back-to-back boundaries.

# The ball went to the boundary rope and MI has taken a review for lbw. It’s not out!

# Six! Shikha Pandey hits it over the covers on a full-length delivery by Issy Wong.

# Radha Yadav goes down the ground to hit a boundary, some hope for DC fans.

# Taniya Bhatia bowled by Matthews, and the finals is turning one-sided.

# Minnu Mani has to go after being stumped by Yastika Bhatia off Matthews’ delivery. The eighth wicket falls amid a drought of runs.

# Hayley Matthews takes it this time and Jess Jonassen is caught and bowled. The spinner dropped a diving caught & bowled chance on the previous ball but did not fail again.

# Wickets keep on falling! Saika Ishaque takes a running catch off Kerr’s delivery as Arundhati Reddy has to go for a duck.

# Big wicket for MI as one captain run outs another. Meg Lanning departs for 35 off 29 and DC is now 74/5.

# Amelia Kerr dismisses Kapp caught behind for 18(21), DC in big-big trouble.

# Two boundaries in the 10th over by Ishaque and MI stands at 68/3 after batting half of the overs.

# DC fans would be still pondering upon if Shafali’s dismissal was a no-ball.

# Another good over by Wong with just five from it as the score is now 53/3 after 8 overs.

# End of the powerplay and MI stands at 38/3.

# It’s Wong’s full toss again! Matthews takes the catch and Jemimah Rodrigues departs after scoring 9(8).

# Golden girl Saika Ishaque into the attack.

# After three overs, DC stands at 29/2 as Lanning and Jemimah laid an attack in the last over.

# Two back-to-back fours by skipper Lanning.

# Another full toss and Alice Capsey walks off after a soft dismissal.

# Shafali departs! A full toss by Issy Wong and taken on point by Amelia Kerr. Shafali Verma: 11 off 4.

# A six and a four! Shafali starts Issy Wong’s second over with a bang.

# Two runs in Nat Sciver-Brunt’s first over. A good start to MI.

# DC skipper Meg Lanning and her deputy Jemimah Rodrigues talk about the finals ahead of the big clash.