MUMBAI, India (AP) — Guiding the chase with a mature half-century, Nat Sciver-Brunt helped Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by seven wickets on Sunday to become the first champions of the Women’s Premier League.
Allrounder Sciver-Brunt scored 60 not out off 55 balls, her third half-century of the season and second in two games, as Mumbai finished with 134-3 in 19.3 overs in reply to Delhi’s 131-9.
Mumbai spinner Hayley Matthews took three wickets for five runs in four overs, including two maidens.
Medium-pacer Issy Wong finished with 3-42 as she and English compatriot Sciver-Brunt again impressed, just like the eliminator when they helped Mumbai beat UP Warriors on Friday with Wong earning the first hat trick in the WPL.
Matthews and England’s Sophie Ecclestone were joint-highest wicket takers with 16 each.
“The pitch assisted me today when I was bowling and I am happy to get the team to a win. It is a crazy win, hopefully the first of many,” Matthews said. “To create history and bring the trophy home is great.”
The men’s Indian Premier League 2023 season begins March 31.