Mumbai scored a hat-trick of victory, Delhi missed the chance to become number 1

Mumbai: With every match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023), it is happening that which team is strong in the first season of the tournament and who needs to work a lot on themselves. After 7 matches of the league being played in Mumbai, one team remains strong- Mumbai Indians, This team, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, has maintained its streak of success by consistently performing brilliantly. In their third match, Mumbai registered a very easy win over Delhi Capitals by 8 wickets on Thursday, 9 March. With this, his hold on the first place in the points table has become even stronger.

So far 7 matches have been played in WPL 2023 and except UP Warriors, all the other four teams have played 3-3 matches. Mumbai and Delhi played their third match on Thursday evening at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Both these teams had earlier won both their opening matches. In such a situation, the defeat of one was certain and this defeat came in the account of Delhi Capitals, who could score only 105 runs and Mumbai achieved the target easily by losing 2 wickets.

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Mumbai’s edge is stronger

The result of this match could have affected the first two places in the points table but it did not happen. Even before this match, Mumbai was in first place and Delhi in second place. Both had 4-4 points but due to better net run rate (NRR), Mumbai was in first place. In such a situation, Delhi had a chance to get the first position but it failed.

Mumbai has strengthened its hold with 6 points. Mumbai’s NRR is also (+)4.228. That is, the team is at the forefront in both the fronts. And Delhi is in second place with 4 points and (+)0.965 NRR.

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RCB has a chance

There is no change in the position of the remaining three teams of the league and UP third, Gujarat fourth and Bangalore remain in the last position. However, Bangalore has a chance to improve its position. On Friday, March 10, Bangalore will clash with UP in their fourth match. Bangalore have lost all their three matches so far, while UP have won one out of two and lost one. If Bangalore wins this match then it will reach fourth place with 2 points as its NRR is better than Gujarat. On the other hand, if UP wins this match, then it can snatch the second place from Delhi.

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