RCB secure their first victory in TATA Women’s Premier League
Smriti Mandhana-led RCB has finally registered a win to their names in TATA Women’s Premier League at Dr. DY Patil Stadium on March 15, 2023. It was not Mandhana’s heroic batting skills, but hey, the job got done. Perry picked up 3 wickets for 16 runs against UPW.
Alyssa Healy was able to dominate RCB in the first leg, but the second leg turned out to be different. It could be Kohli’s appearance in the team room to motivate RCB’s women league. No one can say for sure because RCB is now ranked 4th on the chart with 1 win and 5 losses. GG rarely gets talked about for its poor performance but more on that later.
Sophie Devine set the momentum for RCB by picking up crucial wickets of Alyssa Healy and Devika Vaidya in the very first over. Sobhana Asha continued that legacy by sending Navgure back to the pavilion. One-down was at 22 off 26 balls, not something to brag about; however, she was on the field for a long time and had a better understanding of how to pick up the innings for a lasting finish.
Megan struck, enticed McGrath to play an on-air shot that got caught by Richa Ghosh. In all fairness, it was a swing and a miss, but it enticed nonetheless. Ellyse Perry’s three wicket-haul now brings out the best of her as a bowler. She has been the backbone of RCB with the bat. Not this time when she balanced the act with her 4-over bowling performance. With an economy of 4, Perry has put herself up on the stage as the most potential candidate for the best All-Rounder in TATA Women’s Premier League. We say – you go, girl!
Renuka Singh is yet to find her bowling length, just like Mandhana is yet to find her mojo. The skipper was sent without putting up a single run in 3 balls. Sophie Devine was unable to give the batter a good start after scoring 14 off 6 balls. All the WPL bettors and cricket enthusiasts are keeping a close eye on the online cricket betting sites to get all the forthcoming updates and the future achievements of the players.
RCB turned the table when Kanika Ahuja and Richa Ghosh built up a partnership against UPW. Ghosh scored an unbeaten 31 off 32 balls, while Ahuja missed the half-century by just 4 runs. Deepti Sharma is credited with dismissing two important RCB batters, namely Mandhana and Heather Knight.
Heather Knight placed the ball to the boundary four times to contribute 24 runs to the scoreboard. Perry, who is still in the second position for the orange cap with a total of 205 runs, was restricted to 10 runs in the last inning.
The last face-off between RCB and UPW ended with UPW winning the match with 10 wickets in hand. Perry departed for 52 runs and was complemented by Sophie Devine with 36 off 24 balls. UPW’s opener made it a one-sided match. Their skipper missed the century by 4 runs. Damage done. RCB saw itself lose another match in the tournament.