Meg Lanning and her team faced their first defeat of the season against the Mumbai Indians. Delhi Capitals winning the toss opted to bat first but unfortunately, the team could barely put up any runs. The team bundled up on the score of 105 runs with Meg Lanning being the highest run-scorer in the batting line-up with 41 runs.

Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning berated herself for her sluggish score. She believed her innings set the pace for Delhi’s dismal day and their lopsided eight-wicket defeat, which left Mumbai as the only undefeated team and new league leaders. Mumbai Indians comfortably chased down the target within 15 overs. Hayley Matthews has been one of the greatest picks for the team with her all-round performance.

I’ll take a lot of blame for that: Meg Lanning

Meg Lanning Takes Blame As Delhi Capitals Faces Defeat Against Mumbai Indians
Meg Lanning

After the first loss, Meg Lanning stood up for the team and took the blame for the loss. “Unfortunately, at the back end of the innings, we couldn’t put the partnerships together and I’ll take a lot of blame for that. I took up some balls early and then got out at the crucial time, which was disappointing. We needed a set batter to see us through to the back end and that was the difference really. There’s lots of things to work on … sometimes, it doesn’t go your way.”

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Meg Lanning is currently the orange cap holder for the WPL. In 3 games she has 185 runs with an average of 61.67 and a strike rate of 146.83. The captain spoke about the orange cap and said, “I feel a bit silly wearing it to be honest with you.” Currently, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals are holding the top 2 spots in the table. The top 3 teams will qualify for the WPL.

The team that is in the first position will directly reach the finals and the other two will face the qualifiers. Meg Lanning and her team will next play against Gujarat Giants on Saturday. Gujarat Giants has won their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team is likely to undergo some changes, Laura Woolvardt who has been named as the replacement for injured Beth Mooney may find her place in the playing XI.

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