Capitals pacer Marizanne Kapp rattled the Warriorz with her sizzling bowling display as she took as she took a thunderous five-wicket haul in her new-ball spell.
In match number 9 of the WPL 2023, bowling 4 overs on a trot with the new ball, Kapp returned with stunning figures of 5/15. Her 5 victims included the UP top 4 of Sabbhineni Meghana, Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, and Ashleigh Gardner, and then the fifth wicket was of wicket-keeper Sushma Verma.
Her magnificent bowling in tandem with Shikha Pandey, who dismissed Dayalan Hemalatha, left Warriorz reeling at 33/6 after 7 overs. UP eventually managed only 105/9 in their 20 overs.
Marizanne Kapp swung and seamed the ball superbly, and both sides to rattle the UPW batters who had no idea on how to deal with this exceptional new-ball spell from the South African all-rounder. Quite astonishingly, all 5 of Marizanne Kapp’s dismissals were either bowled or lbw, showcasing her incredible prowess and control over the ball, swinging and seaming it just enough to hit the sticks.
Fans were dazzled and entertained thoroughly from this memorable five-wicket haul of Marizanne Kapp, and lauded her on Twitter.
Here are some of the best reactions on Marizanne Kapp’s stunnig 5-fer in WPL 2023:
Marizanne Kapp breathing 🔥 5-fer. There are many five-wicket hauls in T20s but dismissing the top-5 batters is something else. #TataWPL @JioCinema
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 11, 2023
Five-wicket haul for Marizanne Kapp.
This is the 3rd five-wicket haul in WPL & 2nd by Delhi bowlers. pic.twitter.com/d0fqZYwZe2
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 11, 2023
•First Tara Norris picks 5-fer.
•Now Marizanne Kapp picks 5-fer.
Delhi Capitals only team their two players have picked 5-wicket hauls in WPL 2023. pic.twitter.com/HW2UZA6pm9
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 11, 2023
It's a fifer
Marizanne Kapp paying perfect tribute to Dane van Niekerk, who's cheering from the stands
This game is now truly dusted
Five huge wickets too#WPL2023
— Mohit Shah (@mohit_shah17) March 11, 2023
Not even seven overs into the game and Marizanne Kapp gets a five-for.
What a spell 🔥
Her partner DvN, who reportedly retired just some time back, watches on. Supreme! 🥺https://t.co/40tB8Qbm2Z pic.twitter.com/8rIIehJhvM
— Samreen (@SamreenRazz) March 11, 2023
Just hours after this, fresh into the game, Marizanne Kapp reaches a fifer in the 7th over of the match. https://t.co/ByL8cK2cPt
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 11, 2023
MARIZANNE KAPP 🔥🔥🔥
A 5-wicket haul in the 7th over of a T20 match 🤯
The Gujurat Giants 33-6 😬#WPL2023
— Werner (@Werries_) March 11, 2023
Great way to see just how much she has tightened things too from the last few games to this one.
Just incredible precision from Marizanne Kapp. #WPL2023 | #TATAWPL https://t.co/Ck7BEsxVj4
— Lavanya 🎙️🎥👩🏻💻 (@lav_narayanan) March 11, 2023
Classy Spell From Legend Marizanne Kapp. First Five wicket haul in WPL For @kappie777 . Delightful For Viewers and Nightmare For Batsman. pic.twitter.com/vgOd8D7NoU
— Ayush Ranjan (@AyushRaGenius) March 11, 2023
Shafali Verma hammers 19-ball fifty to sweep up the chase swiftly
After Marizanne Kapp’s bowling destruction, opener Shafali Verma brought on the storm with the bat, making it a forgettable day for Warroriz.
In the small chase of 106 at the DY Patil Stadium, Shafali Verma blasted 76 runs off just 28 balls. Verma launched 10 fours and 5 sixes in her blockbuster innings to seal the chase in just 7.1 overs. This is her 2nd fifty in 4 WPL 2023 matches.
On the points table now, the DC sit second behind Mumbai Indians. Meg Lanning’s team has won 3 of their 4 matches. MI, who have 3 wins in 3 games, are ahead of DC on NRR. UP Warrior, despite this giant loss, stay 3rd in the points table with 2 wins in 3 matches.
Speaking at the mid-innings break, Kapp said: “Just think I was all over the place in the first three games. I bowled full today, hit the right lengths and it worked for me. Myself and Shikha (Pandey) were talking, when we bowl second there is not much help for us. Today, when we lost the toss, we were happy to bowl first. The ball started moving around a bit when I changed the grip of the ball. It’s been so good to have her (Dane van Niekerk) here, I am happy. As long as my team is winning, I don’t care.”