In the 18th match of the Women’s Premier League at Navi Mumbai’s Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy on Monday, Jemimah Rodrigues showcased her exceptional skills once again by taking an outstanding catch to dismiss Hayley Matthews. Shikha Pandey delivered the ball that led to the dismissal, and Rodrigues’ stunning catch added to her repertoire of magical moments in the tournament.
Matthews is caught by Rodrigues off Shikha Pandey’s delivery! What a spectacular catch by Rodrigues, who is known for her exceptional fielding skills. Jemimah kisses the ball in celebration and sports a bright smile on her face, rightfully so as the dismissal of the dangerous Hayley Matthews is a significant breakthrough.
Pandey bowled a full delivery on the pads, and Matthews drove it uppishly towards mid-on’s right. However, Jemimah timed her dive to perfection and completed a remarkable low catch. MI is now facing a tricky situation.
The second match of tonight’s WPL takes place at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, featuring two teams that have already secured their place in the tournament. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will compete against each other, but despite their qualifications, there is still much at stake due to the competition’s format, which eliminates the concept of dead rubber games.
The team that finishes first in the group stage earns a direct path to the final, while the second-placed team must compete in an eliminator. In the previous match, Mumbai Indians secured a convincing victory, but Meg Lanning and her team are determined to level the playing field in tonight’s match.