Fans troll RCB after they lose 2nd Consecutive Match in WPL 2024

In a thriller encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in WPL 2024, the latter led by stand-in skipper Nat Sciver-Brunt, won the toss and opted to field, as regular skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Shabnim Ismail missed out due to niggle.

The Royals, batting first, struggled to build momentum, losing key wickets of openers Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine. Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten 44, and Georgia Wareham’s cameo of 27 runs helped Banglore reach 131 runs for 6 wickets. Mumbai’s bowling, led by Nat Sciver-Brunt claiming 2/27 and Pooja Vastrakar 2/14 figures, restricted the Royals to a modest score.

In the second innings, Mumbai’s openers started strong with Yastika Bhatia, but Sophie Devine’s breakthrough slowed their pace. Nat Sciver-Brunt’s 27 runs, Hayley Matthews’s 26 runs, and Amelia Kerr’s unbeaten 40 runs guided Mumbai to victory with seven wickets and 29 balls to spare. Bangalore’s bowling, led by Shreyanka Patil (1/15) and Sophie Devine (1/16), couldn’t restrain Mumbai’s batting. Amelia Kerr was awarded Player of the Match as Mumbai Indians claimed the top spot in the points table with their convincing win.

Here are some highlights from the match

Perry’s return

After missing the match against Delhi Capitals, Ellyse Perry scored an unbeaten 44 runs against Mumbai Indians, including 5 boundaries in her 38-ball innings. Her contribution played a crucial role in posting Bangalore’s total to 131. Smriti Mandhana praised her as a fighter and an excellent athlete, post-match. Fans were happy for her return.

 

Shreyanka Patil’s boundary save

Shreyanka Patil outshines at the boundary line by preventing a maximum hit by Hayley Matthews on the last ball of the 6th over. Fans appreciated her sensational efforts, noting that she took an aerial route to make the save.

 

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Yastika’s power knock

Yastika Bhatia’s powerful innings of 30 runs off just 15 balls, boasting a remarkable strike rate of 206.66, featured four boundaries and two maximums. Fans lauded her for such an exceptional performance.

 

Pooja claimed 2 crucial wickets

Pooja dismissed both Richa Ghosh and Sophie Molineux, who managed 7 and 12 runs respectively, earning praise from fans for her bowling prowess.

 

Another match was missed by Harman and Shabnim

Shabnim Ismail and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur missed out on consecutive games due to niggles, leaving the leadership role to Nat Sciver-Brunt, who led the Mumbai Indians to victory against Bangalore in WPL 2024. Fans praised her strategic decisions and the collective efforts of the Mumbai Indians team.

 

Amelia Kerr’s second player of the match

Amelia Kerr scored 40 runs off 24 balls with the bat and proved economical with the ball, maintaining a 6.66 economy rate in her 3-over spell. As a result, she was awarded the player of the match, marking her second player of the match accolade in four games of WPL 2024.

 

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