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WPL 2023: Really comfortable for RCB’s loyal fan base, says Smriti Mandhana after win over UPW

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India Today Sports Desk

RCB captain Smriti Mandhana thanked the franchise’s fanbase after they registered their first win of the WPL 2023 marketing campaign over the UP Warriorz. RCB gained the match by 5 wickets on Wednesday.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 15, 2023 23:50 IST

Mandhana thanked the fan base after their win on Wednesday (Courtesy: PTI)

By India Today Sports Desk: RCB captain Smriti Mandhana stated she was comfortable for the franchise’s fan base after their first win of the WPL 2023 season in opposition to the UP Warriorz on Wednesday.

RCB have been lastly in a position to get off the mark after the bowlers placed on a stable efficiency to wreck the UPW prime order within the first few overs of the match.

The UPW innings got here to an finish at 135 runs. Needing 136 to win, Mandhana and Devine fell early and so they have been decreased to 60 for 4 within the ninth over.

Kanika Ahuja then performed a prime knock of 46 from 30 deliveries to get the crew nearer to the win. Richa Ghosh additionally contributed as RCB gained by 5 wickets in the long run and stored their playoff hopes alive.

Speaking after the match, as quoted by Cricbuzz, Mandhana stated that the chase was a bit tense in the beginning as they misplaced a number of wickets in the direction of the seventh over.

The RCB captain then praised Kanika and Richa and went on to heap reward on the 20-year-old for her innings. Mandhana stated she was excited to see Kanika bat and hailed her as a 360 diploma participant.

The opener had a particular phrase of appreciation for the fan base and thanked them for turning up for the crew, regardless of dropping the primary 5 video games.

“Yeah, it was tense. We lost a couple of wickets in the 7th over, it was a bit nervous. But the way Kanika and Richa played was brilliant. Kanika in particular, really proud of her. Really excited to see her bat, the approach she has. She is a 360 degree player, who isn’t the most common in Indian cricket. Really impressed with her and the belief she has. Even when we have not been in great positions, the crowd keep chanting for us. Really happy for this loyal support base, not a lot of teams will have supporters turn up in such high numbers after losing five games,” stated Mandhana.

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Mar 15, 2023