Gujarat Giants defeated Delhi Capitals for their second win in the Women’s Premier League.

Gujarat Giants defeated Delhi Capitals by 11 runs to claim their second Women’s Premier League victory.

Laura Wolvaardt and Ashleigh Gardner both hit fifties as part of an 81-run partnership that helped the Giants win 147-4 in Mumbai.

Gardner, Kim Garth, and Tanuja Kanwar each took two wickets as the Capitals were bowled out for 136 in the 19th over.

With the win, the Giants climbed to fourth place in the table.

They are now tied for third place with the UP Warriorz in points but trail in net run rate. The top three teams advance to the play-offs.

A win for the Capitals would have guaranteed them a spot in the play-offs alongside the unbeaten Mumbai Indians, but they still have two games left.

After the Giants were put in to bat, England’s Sophia Dunkley was out for four in the first over, and Harleen Deol made 31 before falling in the 10th over, leaving her side 53-2.

Gardner then joined Wolvaardt and hit an unbeaten 51 off 33 balls, while the South African batter was eventually out for 57 off 45.

The Capitals reached 48-1 in response before losing two crucial wickets in the sixth over, with captain Meg Lanning being trapped lbw by Giants skipper Sneh Rana for 18 and Alice Capsey being run-out by England teammate Dunkley for 22.

Marizanne Kapp of South Africa made 36 off 29 before being run out by Ashwani Kumari.

Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy built a 35-run partnership with their side trailing 100-8, but Reddy was caught for 25 to ensure the Capitals fell short.

“It’s the first time we’ve bowled out a team, and it was a clinical performance,” Gardner, the match’s player of the match, said.

“It’s probably the game I’ve been looking for; I’ve been inconsistent so far, and putting my team in a winning position feels good.”

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