WPL 2024: Delhi Capitals Dominate Gujarat Giants to Secure Spot in the Final

Stay updated on the latest news and match highlights from WPL 2024 as Delhi Capitals dominate Gujarat Giants to secure a spot in the final. Exciting cricket action awaits!

By Abhinav Chauhan
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The Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024 has reached an exhilarating stage as the league stage concluded with a thrilling encounter between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Gujarat Giants Women (GG). In a high-scoring match, Delhi Capitals Women emerged victorious, securing their spot in the final. Led by the explosive batting of Shafali Verma and the consistent performances of Jemimah Rodrigues, DC comfortably chased down the target set by GG. With this win, DC finished at the top of the standings, setting up an exciting finale.


A Glimpse of the Match Summary

The match began with GG opting to bat first. However, they lost wickets in quick succession, resulting in a fragile start. Laura Wolvaardt, Beth Mooney, and Dayalan Hemalatha departed cheaply, leaving GG struggling at 48/5. Phoebe Litchfield, Bharati Fulmali, and Kathryn Bryce provided some resistance, but GG could only manage to reach a total of 126/9.

In response, DC's skipper Meg Lanning and Alice Capsey fell early in the chase. However, Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues held their nerve and guided DC to victory. Verma, in particular, was in destructive form, smashing a blistering 71 off just 37 balls, including seven fours and five sixes. It was her fifth half-century in the WPL. Rodrigues provided valuable support with an unbeaten 38 off 28 deliveries.


Shafali Verma's Explosive Batting Display

Shafali Verma continued her sensational form in the WPL, slamming her fifth half-century in the tournament. Despite losing her opening partner early, Verma showcased her aggressive style and dominated the GG bowlers. She scored a scintillating 71, unleashing an array of boundaries and sixes. Verma's ability to consistently deliver powerful performances has made her a force to be reckoned with in the WPL.

Jemimah Rodrigues' Consistency Shines


Jemimah Rodrigues, who has been in fine form throughout the WPL, once again proved her worth in the crucial match against GG. After her explosive knock of 58 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rodrigues continued her impressive run-scoring spree. She played a crucial role in the partnership with Verma, contributing an unbeaten 38 off 28 balls. Rodrigues' consistency and composure under pressure have been instrumental in DC's success.

Delhi Capitals Secure Their Place in the Final

With their victory over GG, Delhi Capitals have secured their place in the final of WPL 2024. They finished at the top of the league standings, accumulating 12 points from six wins out of eight matches. The Capitals have displayed exceptional teamwork and skill throughout the tournament, making them a formidable contender for the championship title.


In the upcoming Eliminator, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will battle it out for a chance to face Delhi Capitals in the final. MI, with 10 points, finished in the second position, while RCB secured the third spot. The winner of the Eliminator will face the table-toppers, Delhi Capitals, in a highly anticipated clash.

Shafali Verma's Milestone Achievement

Shafali Verma's outstanding performances in the WPL have catapulted her into an elite group of players. In just 17 matches, Verma has surpassed the 500-run mark, amassing a total of 517 runs. Her explosive batting style has made her a fan favorite and a key player for Delhi Capitals. Verma joins the likes of Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur as the only players to achieve this milestone in the WPL.

Marizanne Kapp's Impressive Bowling

Marizanne Kapp, the opening bowler for Delhi Capitals, showcased her bowling prowess in the match against GG. Kapp picked up two crucial wickets, conceding only 17 runs in her four overs. Her disciplined bowling and ability to take wickets at crucial moments have been vital to DC's success. Shikha Pandey and Minnu Mani also contributed with two wickets each, further bolstering DC's strong bowling attack.

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