Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made a superb begin to their Girls’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 marketing campaign, having gained back-to-back matches.

After their shut shave in opposition to the UP Warriorz, they defeated Beth Mooney’s Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets on Tuesday, February 27 on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

WPL 2024, RCB vs GG: Highlights

With the win, RCB additionally went to the highest of the factors desk, dethroning defending champions Mumbai Indians, who’ve additionally gained their first 2 matches.

After opting to subject first, RCB restricted the Giants to 107 for 7. The Giants may by no means get off the blocks after they scored solely 29 runs within the powerplay. Though they took 13 runs off the one over that Shreyanka Patil bowled, the Giants struggled.

Renuka Singh delivered the physique blow after she first castled Beth Mooney after which received the higher of a gifted Phoebe Litchfield. Sophie Molineux and Georgia Wareham turned the screws within the center overs.

Wareham received the prized wicket of Ash Gardner, whereas Molineux returned with spectacular figures of 4-0-25-3. Dayalan Hemalatha was the saving grace for the Giants after she scored an unbeaten 31 off 25 with 2 fours and a six.

Smriti Mandhana fires for RCB

Smriti Mandhana scored 43 runs off 27 balls. Courtesy: PTI

The Challengers checked out ease within the run-chase and went previous the end line with 45 balls left of their innings. RCB confirmed intent and scored 47 runs within the powerplay. Sophie Devine perished early after Gardner accounted for her wicket.

Mandhana, on the different finish, stored attacking the bowlers and scored 43 runs off 27 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. Tanuja Kanwar dismissed her, however by then, the RCB have been already able of command.

Sabbhineni Meghana, who scored a half-century in opposition to MI, stayed not out on 36 off 28 balls. She additionally accomplished 2000 runs in T20 cricket. Ellyse Perry, who bowled solely a single over, hit 4 fours and stayed not out on 23 off 14 balls.

With a internet run charge of +1.665 from 2 matches, the Challengers are one of many favourites to undergo to the following spherical.

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sabyasachi chowdhury

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Feb 27, 2024

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