WPL 2024: Mumbai Indians beat RCB women’s team by 7 wickets to reach top of points table

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Amelia Kerr

In the second season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), the defending champions Mumbai Indians registered a big win by 7 wickets in the match against the women’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore, showing excellent performances with the ball and bat. In this game, Mumbai Indians once again played without their captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Bowling first, Mumbai Indians restricted the RCB women’s team to a score of just 131. They then chased down the target in just 15.1 overs, losing 3 wickets in the process. With this win, the Mumbai team has once again reached the top spot in the points table.

Amelia Kerr put in an amazing performance with the bat as Mumbai won easily

After restricting the RCB women’s team to the score of 131, pair Yastika Bhatia and Hailey Mathews ensured a great start for the Mumbai Indians women’s team by chasing the target and forming a partnership of 45 runs for the first wicket. However, by the time the score reached 69, the Mumbai team had lost both players. From here, Amelia Kerr began to bat aggressively as she led the innings from one end, scoring an unbeaten innings of 40 runs in just 24 balls, including 7 fours. Due to this innings from Amelia, the Mumbai Indians team won the game in just 15.1 overs and registered their third win of the season. Bowling for RCB, Sophie Devine, Shreyanka Patil and Georgia Wareham took the wicket at 1-1.

If we talk about RCB women’s team’s innings in this match, apart from Ellyse Perry, no other player could contribute more with the bat. Captain Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine could only score 9 runs each. While Perry played an important role in helping the team to a fighting result in this game with an innings of 44 runs. In this game for Mumbai Indians, Natalie Siver Brunt and Pooja Vastrakar took 2-2 wickets with the ball while Izzy Wong and Saika Ishaq also managed to take 1-1 wickets.

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With the win, Mumbai reached the top of the points table

With Mumbai Indians’ win in this game, they have now reached the top spot in the points table with 6 points after 3 wins in 4 games while their net run rate is also 0.402. After the loss in this match, the RCB women’s team is at the fourth position with 4 points and their net run rate is also – 0.015. Delhi Capitals and UP Warriors are currently second and third in the points table while Gujarat Giants are at the bottom spot after losing all three games.

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