Smriti Mandhana blitz, disciplined bowlers power RCB to 8-wicket win over Gujarat Giants in WPL |


New Delhi: Captain Smriti MandhanaAn explosive innings and disciplined bowling performance led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to an eight-wicket win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore. gujarat giants in their Women's Premier League (WPL) Clash in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Chasing the target of 108 runs, RCB's Mandhana (43, 27 balls, 8×4, 1×6) and S Meghna (36, 28 balls, 5×4, 1×6) made a solid partnership of 40 runs for the second wicket and easily reached the target. gotta get. 12.3 overs. This win is RCB's second consecutive win in the WPL.
RCB's success was built on the excellent foundation laid by their bowlers with fast bowler Renuka Singh (2/14) and left-arm spinner among them. Sophie Molineux (3/25) Was an excellent performer once the team chose to bowl. The Giants struggled to post a competitive total and could only manage 107 runs for 7 wickets.
Mandhana set the target for RCB by making a strong start by hitting two fours off the first two balls of fast bowler Lee Tahuhu. The left-handed batsman's aggressive innings included a well-timed pull and a six over Tahuhu's head as RCB scored 13 runs in the opening over.
Despite losing Sophien Devine in the fourth over, Mandhana continued her attack. Although she missed a half-century, her entertaining innings highlighted the contrast to the giants' earlier struggles on the same pitch.
captain of giants beth mooney (8) Renuka became the victim of a tactical change in the line, while Phoebe Litchfield was stumped by Richa Ghosh. Renuka bowled her full quota of four overs to finish with impressive figures of 4-0-14-2.
The Giants faced a series of setbacks, including losing crucial wickets Ashley Gardner, his attempts to extend the innings were hampered. Dayalan Hemlata's unbeaten 31 off 25 balls helped the Giants cross the 100-run mark.
RCB bowlers maintained control throughout the innings and restricted the Giants to just 10 fours and two sixes, highlighting the difficulty the Giants faced on the field.
(With PTI inputs)

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