Twitter reacts as RCB Bowling Brilliance collapsed Delhi Capitals

In the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 showdown between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals, held at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Meg Lanning led Delhi, won the toss and opted to bat.

Lanning and Shafali formed a promising opening partnership, amassing 64 runs before Sophie Molineux’s pivotal triple breakthrough. Molineux dismantled Shafali Verma (44 runs), Jemimah Rodrigues, and Alice Capsey, both for a duck in a single over, tilting the momentum. Delhi Capitals stumbled further as Shreyanka Patil dismissed Lanning (23 runs) and Asha Sobhana took crucial wickets.

Despite Radha Yadav’s brief contribution of 13 runs, Delhi Capitals tumbled to 113 all out in 18.3 overs. Shafali’s aggressive 44 off 27 balls shone amidst the collapse. Patil’s spell of 4 wickets for 12 runs earned her the purple cap with 13 wickets, while Molineux’s all-round performance left a significant mark. Sobhana’s two wickets added to Delhi’s miseries.

Delhi Capitals were 64 for no loss in the first 7 overs then massively collapsed for 49 runs against 10 wickets in the next 11.3 overs.

The first innings of the match witnessed a sensational performance by Bangalore’s bowling unit, leaving fans at the edge of their seats and sparking discussions on social media platforms. Here are some highlights from the match –

Shafali the lone warrior

Shafali Verma provided Delhi Capitals with a stellar start, scoring 44 runs off 27 balls, including two fours and three maximums, at a striking rate of 162.96. She emerged as the top scorer for Delhi Capitals. Before her dismissal, Delhi had reached 64 runs without losing a wicket in the first seven overs. However, following her departure, Delhi’s batting lineup collapsed, losing all their wickets for just 49 runs in the subsequent 11.3 overs. Verma’s valuable contribution enabled Delhi to reach a modest total of 113 runs. Fans lauded her remarkable performance, praising her outstanding contribution to the team’s score.

Sophie Molineux the game changer

In the eighth over, Sophie tilted the game in Bangalore’s favor, securing three crucial wickets in the same over. She dismissed Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Alice Capsey, in the same over. Her exceptional fielding also led to one run-out. Fans showered praise on her remarkable contribution, acknowledging it as the pivotal moment that changed the course of the match.

Shreyanka the princess of cricket

Shreyanka Patil delivered a mesmerizing performance, showcasing her bowling prowess by claiming four crucial wickets. In a remarkable display of skill, she dismissed the formidable Delhi skipper, Meg Lanning, along with Minu Mani, Arundhati Reddy, and Taniya Bhatia, all in the same over. Spectators erupted with excitement, witnessing Patil’s exceptional spell, as cheers and applause filled the stadium in acknowledgment of her outstanding achievement. Fans hailed her as the future of Indian cricket, bestowing upon the title of “princess.”

Bangalore’s formidable bowling unit

Delhi began strongly, reaching 64 runs without losing a wicket, but they subsequently collapsed, losing all their wickets for just 49 runs in the next 11.3 overs. The Bangalore unit, led by Shreyanka’s 4-fer, Sophie’s three wickets, and Asha’s two-wicket haul, played a pivotal role in this remarkable turnaround. Fans lauded their commendable performance, expressing their excitement on social media and eagerly anticipating their first trophy win.

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