On Monday, Delhi Capitals’ Jemimah Rodrigues made an incredible catch to dismiss Mumbai Indians’ opener Hayley Matthews back to the side-lines. After successfully making the catch, Jemimah was overjoyed and kissed the ball in sheer delight.
Batting first, Mumbai attempted to right the ship after a rocky start, but Rodrigues’ spectacular effort made matters worse for Mumbai in the game. Mumbai Indians were defeated by Delhi Capitals by a margin of nine wickets.
Matthews, who had already faced nine deliveries, was trying to get things going when she targeted a length ball from Shikha Pandey and flicked it towards mid-on. The airborne ball was on course to move towards the boundary, but a diving Rodrigues prevented it from reaching the boundary.
Rodrigues altered the ball’s course in a single go. Jemimah Rodrigues flew in the direction of an exceptionally low catch by flying to her right. The expulsion sent alarm bells ringing through the Mumbai camp as the score at that point after three overs was only 10.
If the catch looked to be a “deja-vu”, that’s because Jemimah had already stunned Mathews before. The irony of this catch was that Jemimah had already made an incredible catch when the two teams initially met.
Moreover, Hayley Matthews was once again the victim. Jemimah had dismissed the in-form batter Matthews off Alice Capsey during the previous fixture between the Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians on March 9 at the same ground.
The Mumbai-born batter has also been able to captivate cricket fans with her incredible singing and dancing abilities.
In the WPL, Jemimah has become a sensation after busting out some well-known dance moves while fielding close to the boundary ropes. The batter for the Delhi Capitals, who has a robust social media presence, has recently created a number of videos in which she can be seen showcasing her outstanding dancing and singing abilities alongside her teammates.
A glimpse to the match
The matchup between the top two teams in the league was significant because it is now crunch time and performing well might guarantee a spot in the final. Mumbai, who had been in first place for the previous two weeks and had defeated DC in the tournament previously, faced the challenge of holding onto their position.
Mumbai struggled early while batting first and was down at 21 for 4. Despite her best efforts, MI captain Harmanpreet Kaur was only able to add 23 runs to the total. After 20 overs, MI could only put 109 runs on the board.
As a result, Delhi’s opening players pounced on the low target and won the game for their team. DC won by a lopsided margin of 9 wickets. After her remarkable 13 for 2 run, Marizanne Kapp was named player of the match.