WPL 2024: Delhi Capitals defeated RCB women’s team by 25 runs, a big surprise in the points table.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Delhi Capitals Women

The 7th match of the second season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) was played between the women’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore and the women’s team Delhi Capitals. In this match, the Delhi Capitals team, batting first, scored 194 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs with a brilliant innings of 50 runs scored with the bat of Shefali Verma. In pursuit of the target, the Royal Challengers Bangalore women’s team managed to score just 169 runs while losing 9 wickets. With this win, the Delhi Capitals team has now moved straight from third place to first place in the points table.

Smriti Mandhana’s innings didn’t work, Jess Jonason turned the fight with the ball

Chasing the big score of 195 runs, the RCB women’s team got off to a great start in this match with the opening pair of Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine putting up a partnership of 77 runs for the first wicket. Sophie’s bat completed an innings of 23 runs off 17 balls. With the score at 112, the second and biggest blow for the RCB women’s team came in the form of captain Mandhana, who returned to the pavilion after 74 innings off 43 balls. From here the team started losing wickets at regular intervals and by the time the score was 150, 4 players had returned to the pavilion. The pressure to chase the target quickly was clearly visible among the players of the RCB women’s team and due to this, the process of the team’s wickets falling did not stop. RCB managed to score only 169 runs in 20 overs and suffered a huge defeat by 25 runs. In this game for Delhi Capitals, Jess Jonassen took three wickets with the ball while Marijane Kapp and Arundhati Reddy took two wickets each while Shikha Pandey also took one wicket to her credit.

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Delhi reached the top spot while RCB achieved this number.

By winning this game, Delhi Capitals secured the top spot in the points table. After 3 games they have 4 points, having won 2 and lost 1, and their net run rate is 1.271. The RCB women’s team is in second place with 4 points and a net run rate of 0.0705. The Mumbai Indians team is at the third position in the points table in which they also have 4 points, while the last two positions are occupied by UP Warriors and Gujarat Giants.

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