Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Final Match Summary

DC vs MI, 2023 - T20 Summary

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Scorecard
Match Ended   
131/9 (20.0/20)
134/3 (19.3/20)
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets
DC 131/9
Bat Top Batsmen
35 (29)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 120.68SR
27 (12)
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 225SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 1.25
ECON 10.50
MI 134/3
Bat Top Batsmen
60 (55)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 109.09SR
37 (39)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 94.87SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 6.00
Harmanpreet Kaur now picks up the elusive Women's T20 League trophy and joins her team before lifting it high and up go the fireworks as well. The jubilant Mumbai players celebrate wildly and pose for a team photograph. This also marks the end of an eventful journey and the inaugural edition of the Women's T20 League ends up being a resounding success. The women have shown their class and provided a lot of joyful memories for us and it is now time for the men's tournament to begin. The cricketing party just doesn't seem to stop as the Indian T20 League is about to begin on the 31st of March. But for now, we bid adieu and hope that every one of you enjoyed our coverage of this wonderful tournament. Until next time, take care and goodbye!
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the winning Mumbai team is now up for a chat. She says that it was a great experience and adds that everyone was waiting for this moment for many years. Feels like a dream for everyone including the crowd. Shares that she is proud that the team did so well. Mentions that we had a long batting lineup and it was about expressing ourselves with the bat. Adds that everyone took responsibility and staying positive was the key. States that the way they started was brilliant and everything went in their favour including the full tosses. Shares that it is a special moment for her and she had been waiting for this moment. Ends by crediting the support staff and says that she is looking forward to the next season.
Next up, the coach of Mumbai comes up to the stage and collects the winner's mementoes on behalf of her entire team and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur then collects the winner's cheque as well.
Meg Lanning, the skipper of Delhi now comes up for a chat. She says that there's no doubt they would have loved to win but credit must go to Mumbai for the way they played and she can't fault her team as they fought till the end. Adds that they didn't bat at their best and would have liked to get more runs on the board but it was a great effort from their bowlers and in the field as well. Says that early wickets were key and they had a good Powerplay and applauds Harmanpreet Kaur and Natalie Sciver-Brunt for the way they played. Says that it has been a memorable experience for her and she enjoyed being a part of the Delhi franchise and looks forward to the next edition.
Next up, the match officials come up to the stage to collect their mementoes. After this, the coach of Delhi walks up to the stage to collect the runners-up cheque on behalf of the entire team and Meg Lanning comes up to collect the runners-up shield as well.
Hayley Matthews is named the MOST VALUABLE PLAYER of the tournament. She scored 271 runs and took 16 wickets, ending up as the leading wicket-taker as well. She says that she is pretty happy to be able to contribute to the team's success. Adds that they had a great time throughout the tournament with a lot of ups and downs. Shares that she wants to consistently improve in both aspects of the game. Feels that the conditions in India suited her off-spin. Ends by saying that she is chuffed to take this award but she is happier to win the title with Mumbai.
Yastika Bhatia, Mumbai's opener and wicket-keeper is adjudged the EMERGING PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT!
Natalie Sciver-Brunt is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for her match-winning effort with the bat. She mentions that it was really special and she is happy to stick around till the end and get the win. Says that Harmanpreet Kaur swept well and took the pressure off her and so di Amelia Kerr in the end. Mentions that in the final few overs, they gave a few too many boundaries but that happens. Adds that coming together with a really special group of girls at the Mumbai franchise was a special experience.
The Presentation ceremony...
Yastika Bhatia and Saika Ishaque are up next for an interview. Bhatia says that she cannot explain this feeling in words. Adds that she is very happy and proud of the team. Shares that they were relaxed before the final and it was about executing the plans. Saika Ishaque starts by saying this win feels like a dream come true. Mentions that they went to plan C which was to bowl dot balls. Ends by thanking the fans for their support.
Hayley Matthews and Amelia Kerr are in for a chat. Matthews says that this win feels crazy and it is amazing to be a part of history. Adds that there have been a lot of ups and downs and winning the Women's T20 League means a lot. Also says that the wicket assisted her and she is happy to get the win. Amelia Kerr starts by saying that it helps when Natalie Sciver-Brunt is out there. Shares that it was about keeping simple and sticking to the game plan. Mentions that Mumbai has been an amazing franchise and playing in front of the crowd has been incredible. Ends by saying that Charlotte Edwards is an absolute legend and winning it for her was special.
Time for a few interviews...
Earlier in the game, Meg Lanning won the toss and opted to bat first but after a breezy start, this turned out to be a poor decision as Issy Wong's two full tosses got Shafali Verma and Alice Capsey out within the space of just 3 deliveries. After this, Delhi found it hard to recover but there was hope when Meg Lanning and Marizanne Kapp were at the crease. A mix-up cost Lanning her wicket and Delhi soon started to crumble, going from 73/3 to 79/9. Issy Wong picked up three wickets in total with Hayley Matthews bowling a few lovely deliveries and she picked up three wickets as well. Amelia Kerr too chipped in with a couple of wickets. Mumbai looked set to bowl out Delhi for 80-85 runs but Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav had different plans as they put on a 50-plus stand to take Delhi to 131, giving them half a chance at glory. It was a valiant effort with the bowl by Delhi but they simply could not pick up regular wickets and the knocks of Harmanpreet Kaur, Amelia Kerr and especially Natalie Sciver-Brunt were enough to chase down the target.
Delhi, at one point, seemed to have no chance at all but Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav gave them the required momentum with a record partnership for the final wicket and that helped them when they came out to bowl. Marizanne Kapp bowled a tidy spell up top but it was Radha Yadav who got the early breakthrough and then Jess Jonassen got rid of Hayley Matthews. The spinners kept on the pressure but there were a few loose deliveries as well. Meg Lanning was forced to bowl out her two experienced seamers in order to stem the flow of runs which left the crucial final two overs to be bowled by the spinners. This was the difference in the end as both Jess Jonassen and Alice Capsey were hit for boundaries at crucial times. They will however be proud of the effort they gave to take the game so deep.
Mumbai must have felt at one point if the death bowling had cost them the game but two iced-cool customers in the face of Natalie Sciver-Brunt and Amelia Kerr took them over the line. It wasn't an ideal start for them as they lost their openers inside the Powerplay and their scoring rate was slow as well. It was then a steady stand between skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Natalie Sciver-Brunt worth 72 runs that put Mumbai in command. Their scoring rate was still a bit low and Kaur got run out at the wrong time. Natalie Sciver-Brunt though showed her class and found the fence when required with Amelia Kerr coming in and simply taking all the pressure off with a couple of lusty blows. In the end, it was a fine effort and Mumbai came through in a pressure situation.
What a grandstand finish to a humdinger of a game and in the end, MUMBAI ARE THE CHAMPIONS! This game had it all, nerves, heartbreaks, ecstasy and utter jubilation. Delhi gave it their all and almost made a stellar comeback but in front of a buoyant home crowd, Mumbai came good under pressure and finish as the winners of the inaugural Women's T20 League. Fireworks go off inside the Braboune Stadium as the Mumbai players flood on the field to celebrate, unreal scenes.
Over 19.3 : 134/3
7 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 219.2
  • 419.3
Natalie Sciver
60 (55)
A. Kerr
14 (8)
A. Capsey
Alice Capsey To Natalie Sciver-Brunt
FOUR! THERE IT IS! Mumbai are the inaugural winners of the Women's T20 League! Alice Capsey bowls a low full toss outside off, Natalie Sciver-Brunt moves to the off side early and paddles this one past the keeper for a boundary to get Mumbai over the line. Mumbai win by 7 wickets!
Alice Capsey To Natalie Sciver-Brunt
Short again and on middle, Natalie Sciver-Brunt stays on the back foot and places it in front of deep mid-wicket. Comes back with ease for a couple of runs.
Alice Capsey To Amelia Kerr
Fired in short and on middle and leg, Amelia Kerr advances and swats it to deep backward square leg for a single.
Alice Capsey (3-0-27-0) to bowl the final over. Can she pull off a miracle and defend 4 runs?
Over 19 : 127/3
16 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 118.2
  • 218.3
  • 418.4
  • 418.5
  • 118.6
A. Kerr
13 (7)
Natalie Sciver
54 (53)
J. Jonassen
Jess Jonassen To Amelia Kerr
A single to end the over. Mumbai need 5 runs off the last 6 balls. Full and on middle, Amelia Kerr goes for the sweep but under edges it to short fine leg for a run.
Jess Jonassen To Amelia Kerr
FOUR MORE! Amelia Kerr is taking Mumbai home here. Short and on off by Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr makes room and cuts it hard and wide of the diving Shafali Verma at cover for yet another boundary.
Jess Jonassen To Amelia Kerr
FOUR! SHOT! A valiant effort by Jemimah Rodrigues but in vain. Keeps it full and at the stumps, Amelia Kerr gets down again and slog sweeps it to the left of deep mid-wicket. Jemimah Rodrigues stationed there puts in a full-length dive but it is out of her reach. The ball races away to the fence.
Jess Jonassen To Amelia Kerr
Floated, full on middle, Amelia Kerr gets down and slog sweeps it in the air. She gets it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs more..
Jess Jonassen To Natalie Sciver-Brunt
Short and on off, Natalie Sciver-Brunt punches it hard towards cover where Shafali Verma dives to her right but cannot prevent the single.
Jess Jonassen To Natalie Sciver-Brunt
FOUR! FIFTY for Natalie Sciver-Brunt! Jess Jonassen bowls this one full and on off, Natalie Sciver-Brunt moves across to the off side and sweeps it through the deep backward square leg region for a boundary. What an innings this has been by Natalie Sciver-Brunt.
Jess Jonassen (3-0-12-1) is back on.
Over 18 : 111/3
5 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
A. Kerr
2 (3)
Natalie Sciver
49 (51)
S. Pandey
Shikha Pandey To Amelia Kerr
Good end to the over by Shikha Pandey. Sees the batter advance and bowls it slower on off, Amelia Kerr tries to go through the off side but mishits it back to the bowler. Mumbai need 21 runs off the last two overs.
Shikha Pandey To Natalie Sciver-Brunt
Full and angling in on off, Natalie Sciver-Brunt turns this one to deep square leg and takes a single.
Shikha Pandey To Natalie Sciver-Brunt
Full and around off by Shikha Pandey, Natalie Sciver-Brunt makes room and drives it hard but straight to Meg Lanning at extra cover.
19 OV
16 Runs
J. Jonassen to Natalie Sciver A. Kerr
  • 418.1
  • 118.2
  • 218.3
  • 418.4
  • 418.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
5 Runs
S. Pandey to Natalie Sciver A. Kerr
  • 217.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
11 Runs
A. Capsey to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver A. Kerr
  • W 16.1
  • 416.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
8 Runs
S. Pandey to Natalie Sciver H. Kaur
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 215.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
6 Runs
R. Yadav to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver
  • 414.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
5 Runs
M. Kapp to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver
  • 113.1
  • 1 LB 13.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
9 Runs
J. Jonassen to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver
  • 412.1
  • 112.2
  • 212.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
12 Runs
A. Capsey to Natalie Sciver H. Kaur
  • 2 LB 11.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 411.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
4 Runs
R. Yadav to Natalie Sciver H. Kaur
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 1 WD 10.3
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
6 Runs
A. Capsey to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
9 Runs
S. Pandey to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver
  • 08.1
  • 28.2
  • 48.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 28.6
8 OV
8 Runs
R. Yadav to Natalie Sciver H. Kaur
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 47.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
1 Runs
S. Pandey to Natalie Sciver H. Kaur
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
1 Runs
J. Jonassen to Natalie Sciver
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
2 Runs
M. Kapp to H. Kaur Natalie Sciver
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
2 Runs
J. Jonassen to Natalie Sciver H. Matthews H. Kaur
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • W 3.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
7 Runs
M. Kapp to Natalie Sciver H. Matthews
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
6 Runs
R. Yadav to Y. Bhatia Natalie Sciver H. Matthews
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • W 1.3
  • 11.4
  • 1 WD 1.5
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
9 Runs
M. Kapp to H. Matthews
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 1 WD 0.5
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
Match Info
  • Venue Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Natalie Sciver-Brunt
  • Player of the Series Hayley Matthews
  • Umpire Janani N (IND), Vrinda Rathi (IND) and Pashchim Pathak (IND)
  • Referee GS Lakshmi (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Delhi 131/9 in 20.0 overs
  • 10th wkt Partnership: 52 off 24 balls between S Pandey (25) and R Yadav (27)
  • Referral 1 (18.2 ovs): MUM against S Pandey (LBW) Unsuccessful (DEL: 2, MUM: 1)
  • Strategic Time-out: Delhi 77/7 in 14.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Delhi 53/3 in 8.0 overs
  • Delhi 50/3 in 7.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Delhi 38/3
  • N Sciver-Brunt T20 fifty: 50 runs in 52 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Mumbai 100/2 in 16.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Mumbai 95/2 in 16.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 53 balls between N Sciver-Brunt (21) and H Kaur (27)
  • Mumbai 50/2 in 9.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Mumbai 36/2 in 8.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Mumbai 27/2
  • Referral 1 (4.5 ovs): DEL against N Sciver-Brunt (LBW) Unsuccessful (DEL: 1, MUM: 2)
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Player Runs Avg.
Meg Lanning DC 345 49.28
Natalie Sciver-Brunt MI 332 66.40
Tahlia McGrath UPW 302 50.33
Harmanpreet Kaur MI 281 40.14
Hayley Matthews MI 271 30.11
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Player Wickets Eco.
Hayley Matthews MI 16 5.94
Sophie Ecclestone UPW 16 6.61
Amelia Kerr MI 15 6.45
Issy Wong MI 15 6.46
Saika Ishaque MI 15 7.00
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