First RCB win: Finally, Royal Challengers Bangalore i.e. RCB has taken its first victory. RCB defeated UP Warriors by 5 wickets in their sixth Women’s Premier League match. In this tournament, RCB tasted their first victory after suffering consecutive defeats in the first five games.
In this match, RCB won the toss and invited UP to bat first and dominated UP from the start. The RCB bowlers sent 5 UP batsmen back to the pavilion for just 31 runs. After that UP somehow moved on in their innings but still the Bangalore bowlers bowled them all out with just 135 runs in 19.3 overs.
RCB win despite poor start
Sophie Devine, who started the innings from Bangalore, definitely scored 14 runs in the first over but also lost her wicket. After that, Smriti Mandhana was also dropped by Deepti Sharma in the next over without scoring any runs. After a while, Alice Perry and Heather Knight also left and returned to the pavilion. After that, it looked like RCB might lose this match, and then Kanika Ahuja came into the box to bat.
He scored 46 runs off 30 balls with the help of 8 fours and 1 sixes and brought his team to the brink of victory. Risha Ghosh was very supportive of Kanika. Richa played a very important 31 runs off 32 balls and kept a safe winger. In this way, RCB achieved the first victory in the Women’s Premier League. For UP, Deepti Sharma took 2 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs and besides her, Grace Harris, Sophie Eccleston and Devika Vaidya also took 1 wicket each.
On the other hand, Alice Perry did the best RCB bowling. She took 3 wickets for just 16 runs in 4 overs. On the other hand, Sophie Devine took 2 wickets giving 23 runs in 4 overs and Asha Shobana also took 2 wickets giving 27 runs in 4 overs. Apart from these, Megana Suchit and Shreyanka Patil also took 1-1 wickets.