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S Sanjana Seals Thrilling Victory with Last-Ball Six As MI Triumph Over DCs In WPL 2024 Opener
By CricShots - Feb 24, 2024 9:30 am
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In a riveting start to WPL 2024, the clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals on the opening day lived up to its billing. The champions from the inaugural season faced off against the finalists from the last edition, setting the stage for an intense encounter that unfolded dramatically until the final ball.

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S Sanjana smashes a last-ball six

S Sanjana emerged as the central figure, playing the protagonist for Mumbai Indians and the antagonist for Delhi Capitals. The match at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Bangalore reached a thrilling climax, with Sanjana displaying nerves of steel to guide her team to victory.

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With 5 runs needed on the last delivery, Sanjana, relatively new to the crease, executed a perfect shot, sending Alice Capsey’s final ball sailing over the deep mid-wicket boundary for a six.

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The preceding innings saw Delhi Capitals post a competitive total of 171/5, driven by Alice Capsey’s explosive innings, supported by quickfire contributions from Meg Lanning (31) and Jemimah Rodrigues (42). In pursuit of 172, Mumbai Indians faced an early setback with the loss of opener Matthews in the first over.

However, a resilient 3rd-wicket partnership provided the defending champions with stability. Harmanpreet Kaur played a crucial role, holding her ground until the penultimate delivery of the match. Although she departed, Sanjana stepped up, clearing the same region to secure victory for Mumbai Indians. Kaur’s impactful performance earned her the player of the match award.

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The match ended with Mumbai Indians triumphing by 5 wickets, delivering a tough blow to Delhi Capitals. Despite the loss, DC showcased moments of brilliance, and the game could have swung in their favor were it not for the last-ball heroics. The inaugural match of WPL 2024 has set the tone for an exciting season, promising more spectacular moments to unfold in the days to come.