Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals Women, 9th Match
Delhi Capitals Women won by 10 wkts
Delhi Capitals have roared back after the defeat against Mumbai Indians. Two incredible individual performances for them: Marizanne Kapp with the ball, and then Shafali Verma with the bat. Gujarat Giants just had no answers. So that's all from this one. Thanks for joining in. Until next time, it's goodbye from Sagar Chawla on behalf of Vinod Kumar and Nikhil Jadhav.
Kapp, Player of the Match: Just wanted to perform so badly. It's not been going so well. I felt I missed my line and length a lot in the previous three games. If you want to perform you need to put in the hard work. Good to contribute tonight. That's what makes it tough being an allrounder. If you bowl well and don't bat well, you don't feel good. Thankfully I wasn't needed to bat tonight. We've got such a nice group of players. Such an amazing experience being here.
Lanning, DC captain: That was a pretty cool show to watch from the other end. I was just cheerleading from the other end. Some of the best hitting I've seen. I said just keep it simple. Stay still and hit the ball straight. I'm still to get over it. It seemed like a new ball wicket. We just had to make sure what we had to do. Shafali didn't make it look very difficult. Those sort of chases can be tricky if you go into a shell. Kapp's natural length is one that works on a wicket like this. She was excellent today, I love watching her bowl. She was frustrated with her performances so far - she shouldn't have been.
Shafali Verma: I wasn't in a hurry, but I was trying to give my best during the run chase. Now we can rest and enjoy ourselves. I got out while playing flick in the last match, so I tried to play straight tonight. I would like to thank Lanning for her advice. I want to work hard in future and keep scoring and playing in the same way. We (openers) tried to give our best for the team, and we managed to do so. We backed ourselves during the chase, kept talking to each other, and you know such smalls things matter as a player. The pitch was really nice to bat on. We'll try to keep performing in the same manner in the upcoming games.
Sneh Rana, GGT captain: It's completely okay. Girls did the best they can do. So it's fine. Pitch was a bit skiddy. It was a good decision (at the toss) because the ball was coming on well. Hand is fine, hope it gets better. Shafali was fantastic tonight. All those shots were incredible.
21:51 Local Time, 16:21 GMT, 21:51 IST: Wow, that'll take a while to sink in! Shafali Verma finishes unbeaten on 76 off 28 balls after beating the living daylights out of the Gujarat Giants. The target wasn't a big one to begin with, but DC have absolutely demolished it in just 7.1 overs with Shafali getting to 50 off just 19 balls, and then somehow finding an even higher gear after bringing up the milestone. Just incredible hitting from the young Indian opener. But as easy as it might be, don't forget Marizanne Kapp's brilliant five-for earlier in the evening to set it up. On a seaming pitch, she made the ball talk and ripped through Gujarat who might be regretting the decision at the toss to bat first, even though Sneh Rana might say otherwise. Presentations coming up shortly.
7.1 Wareham to Lanning, FOUR, it's over already! Done and dusted in 7.1 overs! Tossed up, drifting down leg, and Lanning sweeps it in the air over short fine. DC have absolutely blown the Giants away in Navi Mumbai
Georgia Wareham, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
DCW: 103-0 after 7 overs
6.6 Mansi Joshi to Shafali Verma, FOUR, full and wide, plenty of width and Verma throws her bat at it to slap it over point
6.5 Mansi Joshi to Shafali Verma, no run, good length ball swinging away outside off, Verma steps across the stumps, sees the ball curving sharply and defends
6.5 Mansi Joshi to Shafali Verma, wide, banged in short, Verma gets underneath it and it's called a wide for height
6.4 Mansi Joshi to Shafali Verma, no run, short outside off, Verma slashes hard but misses
6.3Mansi Joshi to Shafali Verma, SIX, six over point! Her teammates are on their feet in the dugout! We're all watching something special here as Verma continues to smash everything out of sight. This is pitched up outside off, and she slices it over point and it clears the ropes
6.2 Mansi Joshi to Shafali Verma, FOUR, just no respite for Gujarat! Overpitched outside off, Verma clears the front leg and carves it over cover
6.1 Mansi Joshi to Lanning, 1 run, pitched up on middle, driven to long-on
DCW: 87-0 after 6 overs
5.6 Tanuja Kanwar to Shafali Verma, no run, fired in close to the blockhole on middle, Verma squeezes it out! DC are 87/0 as the powerplay comes to an end
Kanwar goes round the wicket
5.5 Tanuja Kanwar to Shafali Verma, SIX, now the line is slightly wide of off, but it doesn't matter as Verma again uses her feet superbly and clubs it over long-off
5.4 Tanuja Kanwar to Shafali Verma, SIX, floated up on leg, Verma steps out, gets right to the pitch and whacks it down the ground. Incredible hitting!
5.3 Tanuja Kanwar to Shafali Verma, no run, overpitched outside off, hammered to mid-off