That’s one way to polish a little chase when the stakes are high. Lanning and Shafali came out with all guns blazing, and then Capsey picked up from where he left off in the previous game. Mumbai, who started the season with five wins in a row, have now lost two in a row and are at risk of losing top spot after dominating much of the league phase. The Capitals are peaking at the right time and they look as dangerous as a team can get. Everything is on the line on the final day of league matches in the inaugural WPL. It’s unlikely we’ll know who tops the pack until the final game. Isn’t that all we hope for?
Mega Lanning: “Great game, hard to criticize much. Putting him together really well on the ball, Capsey was terrific, Aru Reddy was terrific, he’s been building the whole tournament. He’s very talented, always willing to learn and go out there and play well. Even when he’s not she was playing or bowling, she was very committed. Seeing her play well is really nice. Great, we could win tonight, we hope to continue tomorrow. Tonight we put on a great performance with bat and ball, when you get to the end of the tournament, you need to put together both and we did it.”
Marizanne Kapp is the Man of the Match for 2-13 in four overs “The bowling group as a whole deserves this award. At this wicket, every time we have the toss, I hold my breath because I want to bowl first. It does quite a bit.”
Harmanpreet Kaur: “We had 45 runs to go, but with the amount of bowling we have, we were looking for early breakthroughs. Dew was there, and we didn’t bowl according to our plans, they batted very well. We definitely have to bat well to win.” We need to sit down and discuss what we haven’t done well in the last two games. We have good players, I’m happy this happened to us, at least we won’t be too trusting.”
Alice Capsey: “Delighted to win, delighted to be home early. When we were fielding we bowled good lines and length to restrict them into a good wicket. When I came out the ball was not right and hitting straight. We want to play the same type of cricket, whether we’re chasing 110 or 200. Shafali sets the tone for people like me coming up behind. We both hit different parts of the pitch. Chatting with her is great. No one better than listening to learn when it comes to hitting the ball.” .
Ishaque to Lanning, 2 runs, punched to cover, a field from Amanjot allows them to come back for second. The Capitals have come home in style, they have dominated this chase from start to finish. The quick finish has helped them review the Mumbai NRR.