Nat Sciver-Brunt assists Mumbai Indians to victory over Delhi Capitals in the Women’s Premier League.

Mumbai Indians won the inaugural Women’s Premier League by a seven-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals.

Nat Sciver-Brunt of England scored 60 not out as Mumbai beat their target of 132 with three balls to spare.

Sciver-Brunt hit the third ball for four to seal the victory with five runs needed from the final over.

Delhi rallied from 79-9 to 131-9 from their 20 overs, with Hayley Matthews taking 3-5.

Meg Lanning’s Delhi won the toss and chose to bat in front of a raucous crowd at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, but were soon in trouble at 35-3 after England bowler Issy Wong took three wickets.

Lanning and Marizanne Kapp added 38 for the fourth wicket, but Delhi crumbled in a six-wicket collapse for just six runs, falling from 73-3 to 79-9.

However, an unbroken 10th-wicket stand of 52 in 24 balls between Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav, both of whom made 27, kept Delhi in the game.

Mumbai faltered late in their chase when captain Harmanpreet Kaur was run out for 37 in the 17th over following a crucial 72-run partnership with Sciver-Brunt.

Amelia Kerr’s composed 14 did not outperform Sciver-Brunt, who scored the winning runs with a ramp for four off England teammate Alice Capsey.

Sciver-Brunt was the WPL’s second-most expensive buy, trailing only India batter Smriti Mandhana, and she made sure to justify her price tag with 132 unbeaten runs in both the eliminator and final.

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