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Jess Jonassen and Marizanne Kapp have nerves of steel,” says Delhi Capitals’ Shikha Pandey
The Delhi Capitals continued their terrific form at the TATA Women’s Premier League 2023 as they registered a six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on Monday.
Shikha Pandey picked up figures of 3/23 to help the Capitals restrict RCB to 150/4 before the Delhi franchise pulled off a thrilling chase in 19.4 overs. Speaking about her performance, Pandey said, “I knew that RCB would come hard at us and I wanted to embrace the occasion. I was proud of the catch I took to dismiss Heather Knight.”
The all-rounder further added, “At the halfway mark, I was very confident that we would win with two overs to spare. It got really tense towards the end as RCB bowled really well. There were a few nerves in the dressing room but we also had faith in our batters.”
The Delhi Capitals were in a spot of bother when they lost their fourth wicket for 109 runs in the 15th over, but Marizanne Kapp and Jess Jonassen strung a fantastic partnership of 45 runs to take their team home. Speaking about the unbeaten partnership, Pandey said, “This match was a good learning curve for us. The team needs to know that it has the capability to win close games. Jess Jonassen and Marizanne Kapp have nerves of steel. They stayed calm and took us over the line.”
The Delhi Capitals will take on Gujarat Giants at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in their next match on Thursday.