WPL 2024, RCBW vs DCW: Smriti Mandhana’s stormy innings went in vain, Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 25 runs

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WPL 2024, RCBW vs DCW: Smriti Mandhana’s stormy innings went in vain, Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 25 runs

WPL 2024, RCBW vs DCW, RCB vs DC: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCBW) faced Delhi Capitals (DCW) on Thursday in the 7th match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024. In this match played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 25 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to bowl first. In such a situation, batting first, Delhi scored 194 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. Ellis Capsey played an unbeaten inning of 46 runs and Jess Jonassen played an unbeaten inning of 36 runs in 16 balls. In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore could score only 169 runs after losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Smriti Mandhan scored 74 runs and Jess Jonassen got 3 wickets. Marijne Kapp was named player of the match.

Smriti Mandhana scored a stormy half-century
Chasing the target of 195 runs, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCBW) got off to a good start. Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine gave a class to the bowlers as soon as they arrived. Mandhana and Divine added 77 runs for the first wicket. RCBW got its first blow in the 9th over. Arundhati Reddy took the wicket of Sophie Devine. Devine played an innings of 23 runs in 17 balls. RCBW suffered a big blow on the last ball of the 12th over. Captain Smriti Mandhana, who was fast moving towards her century, was bowled by Marizanne Kapp. Mandhana scored 74 runs in 43 balls at a strike rate of 172.09. During this, he hit 10 fours and 3 sixes.

Jess Jonassen got 3 successes
RCBW got its third blow on the first ball of the 16th over. Marizanne Kapp, who came to bowl her last over, made Richa Ghosh her victim. Richa scored 19 runs in 13 balls with the help of 2 sixes. RCBW’s fourth wicket fell on the last ball of the 17th over. Georgia Wareham scored 6 runs on 7 balls. Shikha Pandey got her caught out by Alice Capsey. RCBW suffered 2 setbacks in the 19th over. Sabbineni Meghna was run out on the score of 36, while Arundhati Reddy dismissed Nadine de Klerk (1). After this, Sophie Molineux scored 1 run, Simran Bahadur scored 2 runs and Asha Sobhana did not score any runs. Shreyanka Patil and Renuka Singh remained unbeaten scoring 1 run each. Jess Jonassen got 3 successes for Delhi Capitals. Apart from this, Arundhati Reddy-Marijan Kapp took 2-2 wickets and Shikha Pandey took 1 wicket.

Delhi Capitals scored 194 runs
Earlier, after losing the toss and coming to bat first, Delhi Capitals (DCW) had a great start. Openers Meg Lanning and Shefali Verma started scoring runs rapidly as soon as they arrived. The team’s first wicket fell in the 5th over. Captain Meg Lanning scored 11 runs in 17 balls with the help of 2 fours. Sophie Devine got her caught out by Georgia Wareham. After this, Shefali Verma along with Alice Capsey added 82 runs for the second wicket. The team’s second wicket fell on the score of 110. Shreyanka Patil made Shefali Verma her victim. Shefali played an inning of 50 runs in 31 balls at a strike rate of 161.29. During this, he hit 3 fours and 4 brilliant sixes.

Nadine de Klerk got 2 successes in her debut match
The third wicket of Delhi Capitals (DCW) fell in the 13th over. Jemimah Rodrigues returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Simran Bahadur caught the ball of Nadine de Klerk. Nadine de Klerk bowled Alice Capsey on the score of 124. Capsi played an inning of 46 runs in 33 balls. In this innings he hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Marizanne Kapp was caught out in the 19th over. He played an inning of 32 runs in 16 balls at a strike rate of 200. Jess Jonassen remained unbeaten on 36 runs on 16 balls and Arundhati Reddy remained unbeaten on 10 runs on 4 balls. For RCB, Sophie Devine and Nadine de Klerk got 2 successes each. Apart from this, Shreyanka Patil took 1 wicket.

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