WPL 2023: Delhi Capitals hand Royal Challengers Bangalore fifth consecutive loss in WPL3 min read
WPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore succumbed to a fifth consecutive defeat within the Women’s Premier League on Monday evening as Delhi Capitals clinched a six-wicket win in a tense end. Chasing 151 on what turned out to be a difficult floor to bat on, Delhi Capitals had been guided by the pair of Jess Jonassen (29 not out) and Marizanne Kapp (32 not out), who produced an all-round present.
After delivering an outstanding 4-0-17-0 within the first half, Kapp guided Delhi previous the end line with an unbeaten 32 not out from as many balls, laced with three fours and one six.
Jonassen smacked Renuka Singh for a six and a 4 to complete off the sport with two balls to spare, reaching 29 not out off 15 balls with 4 fours and one hit over the fence. Delhi Capitals scored 154/4 in 19.4 overs.
Delhi Capitals remained on the second spot within the factors desk with 4 wins giving them eight factors, whereas RCB had been pushed nearer to elimination since they’ve endured a horror marketing campaign within the inaugural WPL, shedding all their 5 matches.
“It was not the best of starts, including my batting. That first 14 overs did really hurt us. 10-15 runs more there would have helped,” RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana stated after the sport.
Delhi Capitals had been rocked early by Megan Schutt, who cleaned up the harmful Shafali Verma on the second ball of the innings to supply her facet with a promising begin.
But Alice Capsey took cost as she launched a flurry of boundaries to place Delhi on monitor. However, her cost was halted by Preeti Bose, who dismissed the right-handed batter for a well-made 38 off 24 balls with eight hits to the fence.
Capsey’s knock was essential provided that it gave her facet much-needed momentum on a troublesome floor the place the RCB batters had discovered life troublesome for almost all of their first innings.
Delhi’s management pair of Meg Lanning and Jemimah Rodrigues may add solely 25 runs earlier than their stand was damaged, within the ninth over.
Lanning danced down the monitor to hit Sobhana Asha over the ropes, however couldn’t get the space and Heather Knight grabbed a clear catch.
Dismissed for simply 15 off 14 balls, the Orange Cap-holder Lanning recorded her lowest rating within the league.
“We got ahead and RCB bowled well to come back, nice to get over the line. It would have been nice to finish it earlier but the wicket got slower. Having two experienced batters at the end helped. We just executed really well, if you hit a good length, that’s the most effective way to bowl. A lot to learn from this game,” Lanning stated.
A vital second arrived within the sport on the primary ball of the twelfth over, when Preeti Bose at level dropped a regulation catch to offer a reprieve to Rodrigues, batting on 17.
However, Rodrigues perished within the fifteenth over after making 32 from 28 balls with three fours, caught by Richa Ghosh off Asha.
The remaining runs had been knocked off by Kapp and Jonassen, who added 45 runs for the fifth wicket.
Earlier within the sport, RCB scored a aggressive rating of their 20 overs with Ellyse Perry (67 not out) and Richa Ghosh (37) offering them late impetus.
RCB had managed 50/2 on the midway mark, however their batters discovered rhythm and did effectively so as to add one other 100 to their whole within the last 10 overs.
The last six overs yielded 82 runs for RCB, with Perry ending unbeaten on 67 from 52 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes, and Ghosh producing her greatest knock within the match to date.
The right-handed India and RCB wicketkeeper-batter swatted three fours and as many sixes to make 37 from simply 16 balls earlier than a mishit ended her innings off Shikha Pandey.
Pandey was in her factor on Monday evening, snaffling an essential couple of wickets on the prime within the type of the out-of-sorts Smriti Mandhana (8) and the harmful Sophie Devine (21).
Pandey additionally grabbed a pointy and athletic catch at brief fine-leg to eliminate Heather Knight (11) off Tara Norris. However, Pandey dropped Perry on 29 off her personal bowling, and the RCB batter made the a lot of the lifeline.
Kapp, coming off an excellent five-for in Delhi’s final outing, couldn’t get a wicket on Monday however bowled one more spectacular spell of 4-0-17-0.