After Nat Sciver-Brunt scored an unbeaten 60 runs for the Mumbai Indians in the final of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium, the Mumbai Indians were declared the winners of the competition and awarded the title of champions. The Delhi Capitals were defeated by the Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.
After winning the coin toss for Delhi, Meg Lanning made the decision to bat first. The Australia captain ended up scoring the most runs for her team with 35, but the Capitals only managed to score 131 runs overall on Sunday.
As they were 79-9, even that total seemed impossible for them to reach, but Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav struck unbeaten breezy 27s to give the Delhi bowlers something to fight against.
Mumbai Indians Won the WPL 2023
Both of Mumbai’s openers were taken out in the first over of the game, but the team’s captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, and an all-rounder from England, Sciver-Brunt, teamed for a 72-run partnership to put their side in a position to win.
On the last over, Sciver-Brunt secured victory for her team with a paddle shot that raced over the boundary and was tied for the most expensive foreign recruit in the history of the league with Ashleigh Gardner of Australia.
Charlotte Edwards, a coach for Mumbai and a former captain for England, expressed that she was “over the moon” to have won the championship.
“To win this is one of the most significant accomplishments I’ve had in my professional life.
They performed for one another, and it was a beautiful event for everybody involved.
It has been said that the five-team competition will “alter the game” in women’s cricket since it will provide attractive deals to attract the biggest names in the sport.
The sale of World Premier League franchises and television rights alone brought in $690 million, and the Indian cricket board, which was in charge of organizing the event, attracted a remarkable number of sponsors for its 22-match schedule.