RCB beat UP Warriorz in the final home match at Chinnaswamy

In the 11th and the last match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 at Bengaluru, between the UP Warriorz and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB registered a thumping win over the UP Warriorz for the 2nd time in the tournament.

RCB beat UP Warriorz in the final home match at Chinnaswamy
RCB beat UP Warriorz in the final home match at Chinnaswamy

To start with, Alyssa Healy the captain of UP Warriorz won the toss and elected to field first. The Royals’ openers Smriti Mandhana and Sabbhineni Meghana got off to a flying start with a partnership of 51 runs. The fall of the latter wicket did no difference as the batter to come Ellyse Perry continued to attack alongside Mandhana who in her innings of 80(50) hit 10 fours and 3 sixes at a staggering strike rate of 160. Smriti also topped the Orange cap list with this innings by some margin.

Highest score in WPL 2024 (3 RCB players and 3 VS UPW)

Smriti Mandhana 80(50) VS UPW

Alice Capsey 75(53) VS MI

Smriti Mandhana 74(43) VS DC

Shafali Verma 64*(42) VS UPW

Richa Ghosh 62(37) VS UPW

Highest scores for Royal Challengers Bangalore in WPL

Sophie Devine – 99(36) v Gujarat Giants, 2023

Smriti Mandhana – 80(50) v UP Warriorz, 2024

Smriti Mandhana – 74(43) v Delhi Capitals, 2024

Ellyse Perry – 67*(52) v Delhi Capitals, 2023

Sophie Devine – 66(45) v Gujarat Giants, 2023

Richa Ghosh – 62(37) v UP Warriorz, 2024

Most fours hit in WPL 2024

Smriti Mandhana – 30 fours*

Grace Harris – 21 fours

Sabbhineni Meghana – 20 fours

Alice Capsey – 17 fours

Meg Lanning – 17 fours

Most sixes hit in WPL 2024

Shafali Verma – 9 sixes

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Smriti Mandhana – 8 sixes

Kiran Navgire – 6 sixes

Alice Capsey – 5 sixes

Yastika Bhatia – 5 sixes

Perry was no different and scored 58(37), striking at nearly 157 with 4 fours and 4 sixes, and also broke the glass of a car in the stadium. At the end of 20 overs, the Royals went on to score 198 runs at a loss of 3 wickets which was also the highest-ever total scored by RCB in WPL.

Highest scores v UP Warriorz

Smriti Mandhana – 80(50), 2024

Nat Sciver-Brunt – 72*(38), 2023

Meg Lanning – 70(42), 2023

Shafali Verma – 64*(43), 2024

Richa Ghosh – 62(37), 2024

Highest Totals in WPL 2024

RCB Women 198/3 VS UPW Women

DC Women 194/5 VS RCB Women

UPW Women 175/8 VS RCB Women

MI Women 173/6 VS DC Women

DC Women 171/5 VS MI Women

While chasing, the UP Warriorz got to a decent start of 56 runs in the power play losing 1 wicket. But just after the field restrictions got over, the UP Warriorz lost wickets at regular intervals making it more difficult for the batters to follow. Eventually, the Royals sealed the win by 23 runs, and Smriti Mandhana was adjudged the player of the match for her innings of 80(50).

Orange Cap List

Smriti Mandhana – 5 matches 219 runs

Sabbhineni Meghana – 5 matches 164 runs

Grace Harris – 4 matches 158 runs

Alice Capsey – 4 matches 148 runs

Meg Lanning – 4 matches 148 runs

Purple Cap List

Radha Yadav – 4 matches 7 wickets

Sobhana Asha – 5 matches 7 wickets

Amelia Kerr – 4 matches 7 wickets

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Sophie Ecclestone – 5 matches 7 wickets

Jess Jonassen – 2 matches 6 wickets

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