WPL 2023: Top-five knocks of inaugural edition
Across the inaugural season of the WPL, there have been many explosive knocks that led their respective sides to marvellous victories.
The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 saw the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians clinch the coveted title after a thrilling final against the Meg Lanning-led Delhi Capitals. As expected, the batters of the tournament lit the stage on fire with some impressive knocks.
The five franchises had plenty of firepower in their batting line-ups, the likes of Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Alyssa Healy, and many more were at their very best at the inaugural WPL. Following the conclusion of the marquee tournament, let us have a look at the top-five knocks of the inaugural WPL.
5. Shafali Verma 76*(28) vs Gujarat Giants
One of the best knocks of the tournament came when Delhi Capitals took on Gujarat Giants in the ninth match of the competition. Batting first, Gujarat only managed to post 105 runs on the board. The Sneh Rana-led side were coming off a win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and were keen on defending the target to register their second win of the season.
As Delhi came in to bat, they started off the run chase as they meant to go on. They did not lose a single wicket during the run chase and clinched the win by 10 wickets in the end. The victory was mostly thanks to a fabulous knock by the 19-year-old, Shafali Verma, who scored an unbeaten 76 runs in just 28 deliveries.
Shafali was also sensational in the very first match of the inaugural WPL, where she scored a massive 84 runs in 45 deliveries to hand Royal Challengers Bangalore their first defeat of the season.