A 200-plus run cushion can be a double-edged sword for a defense in a T20 match. While this certainly puts the chasing team under pressure, it can also tempt the bowlers to take it easy – or the opposition is leading the game with little to lose.
Jonasson’s first ball was on the pads and Healy steered it to the deep square leg boundary. He then bowled it wider outside off a few balls, coaxing Healy to come down the track and up and cut it to backward point. Haley’s innings was reduced to 24 in 17, and the Capitals had won half the battle.
Two balls later, Jonasson also had hard-hitting batsman Kiran Noguera, who was dismissed at long-on. Down two inside four overs, Jonasson was able to successfully put the Capitals on their way to their second win in as many games.
But Jonasson did more than spearhead the Capitals’ defense. His unbeaten 42 off just 20 balls took him to the 200-plus score for the second time in a row in the WPL. For Queensland Fire in the Women’s National Cricket League and Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League, Jonasson is used to batting in the top order, but in a power-packed batting line-up like Australia’s, her batting skills are rarely needed. Is.
Capitals have similar firepower at the top. Lanning’s second consecutive half-century and his fifty-run opening stand with Shifali Verma got them off to a flying start once again. Lanning regularly found boundaries in the company of first Cap and then Jemima Rodriguez. Alice Kepsey scored 21 off ten balls as Rajeshwari Gyakwad managed to improve the lane once again.
So when Jonasson found himself in the middle with less than six overs to spare, he had a platform to set off with Rodrigues for good company.
A length ball was lofted over long-on before Jonasson hit McGrath at wide mid-off. Rodriguez then hit back-to-back fours to end the 19th over which went for 19 runs. Jonasson also drove Deepti past deep midwicket to take the Capitals to 200.
McGrath did his best to challenge the target despite running out of partners and firepower at the other end. He added 49 runs in 40 with Vaidya and another partnership of 40 runs in just 19 balls with Simran Sheikh to remain unbeaten on 90 runs. Delhi eventually won by 42 runs, and locked in a race for the top spot with Mumbai Indians. Table.