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WPL 2023: Gave away 10-15 runs greater than what we anticipated in GG loss, says RCB captain Smriti Mandhana

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RCB captain Smriti Mandhana stated that they gave away 10-15 runs additional of their loss to Gujarat Giants on Wednesday. This was RCB’s third consecutive lack of the WPL 2023 marketing campaign as GG have been capable of register their first win of the season.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 8, 2023 23:50 IST

Mandhana rued the additional 10-15 runs conceded by her staff on Wednesday (Courtesy: PTI)

By India Today Sports Desk: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Smriti Mandhana felt that the staff gave away 10-15 runs greater than what they anticipated to because the franchise suffered their third successive loss within the WPL 2023 in opposition to the Gujarat Giants on Wednesday.

Having received the toss and elected to bat first, the Gujarat Giants obtained off to a flying begin because of Sophia Dunkley, who scored the quickest fifty of the season to date. The England batter obtained good help from Harleen Deol and the fifties from the duo helped the Giants put up 201 runs of their 20 overs.

In response, Sophie Devine had given the proper begin for RCB as she placed on a 54-run partnership for the primary wicket with Mandhana. The departure of the RCB skipper put the brakes on the scoring price. Despite Devine and Heather Knight’s efforts, the Giants received the match by 11 runs in the long run to register their first factors of the season.

Speaking after the match, as quoted by Cricinfo, Mandhana rued the truth that they gave away 10-15 runs above par, which meant they needed to chase 202 in the long run.

The RCB skipper stated that the brief boundary did play on the minds of her bowlers and that’s an space they’re engaged on in the mean time.

“I think I’d say even in our bowling, we gave away 10-15 runs more than what we expected to. There were two-three overs where we conceded a lot, and not 6-7 runs. We would have gotten better [with the target] otherwise. It’s a good outfield, one end is really short, that did play with few of our bowlers’ in mind, we are trying to work on it,” stated Mandhana.

The RCB skipper stated there have been just a few positives from the match within the type of Shreyanka Patil and Kanika Ahuja.

“A few positives. Shreyanka, the way she bowled and batted, she is a tough girl. And also Kanika’s performance, they both have been good from the domestic circuit,” stated Mandhana.

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Mar 8, 2023