WPL Highlights Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Capitals: In the Women’s Premier League’s second match, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off against the Delhi Capitals at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. RCB’s captain, Smriti Mandhana, won the toss and chose to field first. However, it proved to be a poor decision as the Delhi Capitals went on to score a massive 223 runs for the loss of just two wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Delhi’s batters Shefali Verma and Meg Lanning put on an impressive performance, scoring 103 and 79 runs, respectively. Tara Norris also contributed with 25 runs to help set up the formidable total.
In response, RCB struggled to keep up with the required run rate and could only manage to score 163 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Despite a valiant effort from Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored 46 runs, it was not enough to chase down the mammoth target.
RCB W vs DC W Live Score: A spectacular win for Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals started their Women’s Premier League (WPL) campaign with a convincing victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their opening match at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The Capitals emerged victorious by 60 runs in a one-sided affair that saw the RCB struggle to keep up with the required run-rate. The RCB will now face Mumbai Indians on the same ground in their second match, while Delhi Capitals will take on UP Warriors at DY Patil Stadium on Tuesday.
RCB’s captain Smriti Mandhana won the toss and chose to bowl first. However, Delhi’s batters Shefali Verma and Meg Lanning put on a fantastic show and proved her decision wrong. Both shared a 162-run partnership for the first wicket off 91 balls, which set the tone for a mammoth total. Verma scored a brisk 84 off 45 balls, hitting 10 fours and four sixes, while Lanning played an innings of 72 off 43 balls, smashing 14 boundaries. Marijan Cap and Jemima Rodriguez also contributed with 39 and 22 runs, respectively, to help the Capitals post a formidable total of 223 runs for the loss of just two wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, RCB’s team struggled to chase down the target and could only manage to score 163 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Mandhana top-scored for her team with 35 runs, followed by Heather Knight with 34 runs, Alice Parry with 31 runs, and Megan Schutt with 30 not out. Sophie Devine contributed 14 runs, while the rest of the team failed to make a significant impact. Tara Norris of the United States was the pick of the bowlers for the Delhi Capitals, taking five wickets, while Ellis Capsy took two wickets and Shikha Pandey got one breakthrough.
The Delhi Capitals’ victory was a testament to their all-round performance, with excellent contributions from both bat and ball. Verma and Lanning’s opening partnership set the tone for a big total, which the rest of the team capitalized on. On the other hand, Norris’s five-wicket haul restricted the RCB’s progress and ensured that they could not stage a comeback.
The RCB will now have to regroup quickly and come up with a better performance in their upcoming matches to stay alive in the tournament. Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals will look to carry their momentum forward in their upcoming games and cement their position as one of the top contenders for the WPL title.
Overall, the WPL has got off to an exciting start, with some excellent performances from both teams and individuals. It promises to be a thrilling tournament that will showcase the best of women’s cricket and provide a platform for young talents to shine.