RCB’s Dominant Performance Sparks Social Media Frenzy

In a clash between, RCB, led by skipper Smriti Mandhana, they secured a dominant victory over Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets and 45 balls to spare, marking a continuous victory, in the 2nd edition of the tournament.

With a head-to-head record of 1-1 from the inaugural edition, Royal Challengers Banglore opted to field after winning the toss. Renuka Singh’s impactful spell in the powerplay set the tone, claiming crucial wickets including that of skipper Beth Mooney, and from equal bowling contributions from Sophie Molineux claiming 3 wickets, Gujarat Giants struggled to build strong partnerships, ending with 107 total against 7 wickets. They even set the record for delivering the most number of dot balls, 67. Banglore’s batting pursuit saw a strong start, led by Mandhana and Sabbhineni Meghana, eventually establishing victory with a 38-run partnership. This chase was recorded as Banglore’s fastest run chase, Renuka Singh’s performance earned her the Player of the Match for her pivotal contributions with the ball, solidifying Royal Challengers Banglore’s triumph and setting a strong momentum for their journey ahead in the tournament

Here are some highlights from the clash between Royal Challengers Banglore and Gujrat Giants in WPL 2024:

Royal Challengers Banglore’s continuous triumph

RCB securing back-to-back wins, the RCB is on the top of the leaderboard with 4 points and a 1.665 NRR, marking a huge contrast to their previous season’s struggle with five consecutive losses in the start of the Women’s Premier League 2023 season.

Fans reacted by expressing their admiration for their team’s tournament triumph and proving their loyalty to the franchise.

Cheers at Chinnaswamy

Royal Challengers Banglore, is known for its loyal and huge fan following. Performing at their home ground, Royal Challengers are fully supported by their fans, cheering loudly throughout the stadium. Even during the toss ceremony, when Royals won the toss the stadium erupted with their loudest cheers.

 

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Big Players still on the bench

With a restriction of utilizing only four overseas players, South African star Laura Wolvaardt has been unable to get the chance to showcase her talents for her team, Gujarat Giants, in this year’s WPL season for the past two consecutive matches. Similarly, Up Warriorz has opted to bench the Sri Lankan skipper, Chamari Athapaththu. Fans have expressed their disappointment with these decisions.

 

Smriti Mandhana registers her highest WPL score

After a struggling inaugural WPL season, Smriti could be seen in an impressive form in the second edition, she scored 43 runs in her match against Gujrat Giants. Fans addressed her as ‘Queen’

Dhoni’s comparison with Dayalan Hemalatha

Dayalan Hemalatha’s unbeaten 31 knock played a crucial role in putting a score of 107 for the Gujrat Giants. She scored two boundaries and a maximum, which fans compared her style to India’s men’s former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

 

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Veda’s twice review

Veda Krishnamurthy was given out twice by the umpire, but both times, she didn’t waste a second and took the review, fans renaming the DRS against her exceptional review-taking skills.

 

RCB setting record

Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down 108 runs in just 12.3 overs, marking their fastest run-chase in WPL history. The team collectively bowled 67 dot balls, setting a record for the most number of dot balls bowled in an inning in WPL. Fans praised Royal’s for such triump

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