WPL 2023, UPW vs RCB: Kanika Ahuja, Ellyse Perry Star as Royal Bangalore challengers beat UP Warriorz for first win
Emboldened by Virat Kohli’s motivational talk, Royal Challengers Bangalore kept the fight going for another day as they scored their first five-stroke win over UP Warriorz after five consecutive losses in the Women’s Premier League. in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. After a collective performance from their pitchers led by Ellyse Perry, whose 3/16 guaranteed UP Warriorz were eliminated by an average of 135 over 19.3 rounds, RCB pulled through. goal with Kanika Ahuja, 20, playing the decisive knockout 46 of 30 balls with eight quads and one six. She stood for 60 runs with India goalkeeper Richa Ghosh (31 not out of 32 balls, 3×4, 1×6), who played the second game perfectly.
Ahuja and Ghosh joined forces at a stage where the match could go either way, with RCB losing four rackets with 60 runs on the board and a tough challenge ahead of them.
But the two young players played decisively and commandingly, not giving UP Warriorz any chance to go further until they had secured victory for their team.
RCB got off to a bad start, losing to 14th-placed Sophie Devine after early aggression, and captain Smriti Mandhana (0), who suffered yet another defeat to batman. . The RCB captain was cleared by Deepti Sharma on the third ball she faced.
Devika Vaidya had a major breakthrough in game seven when Perry (10) was captured by Sophie Ecclestone and in game nine Deepti Sharma eliminated the dangerous Heather Knight (24), captured by Kiran Navgire, with 60. runs on the chessboard.
In the first half of the game, despite coming on late, Perry made a great move for RCB.
The right winger stopped UP Warriorz’s attack when the pair Grace Harris (46) and Deepti (22) threatened to strip RCB of the game, and also scored for Shweta Sehrawat (6) with a score of 4- 4 0-16 -3.
Harris missed a well-deserved half-century, losing 46 of 32 balls with five fourths and two sixths.
Harris and Deepti led the recovery for UP Warriorz – staggered at one stage on May 31 – with a 69 sprint that helped them pass the 100-run mark. Harris made most of the saves delivered by Richa Ghosh, who missed a regulation that tripped Sobhana Asha when the hitter was just nine years old.
Devine set the tone in RCB’s favor with two goals in the first half to return 4-0-23-2, Sobhana Asha having multiple passes in a powerful 4-0-27-2. big influence and Megan Schutt produced a 4-0-21-1 measles hit to end a mixed bowling performance for RCB.
Earlier before the start of the competition, former RCB captain Virat Kohli met the team and also spoke with Mandhana, who continued to run with a burning stick.
During their previous meeting at Brabourne Stadium on March 10, UP Warriorz crushed RCB with a massive 10 bats in a one-way match with Alyssa Healy scoring a stunning 96 that was not out of target. win.
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