Delhi Capitals Brave Smriti Mandhana Blitz To Beat RCB By 25 Runs In WPL

In their Women's Premier League match in Bengaluru on Thursday, the Delhi Capitals secured a hard-fought 25-run victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), overcoming a sensational batting display by Smriti Mandhana.
While chasing a challenging target of 195, Mandhana played an outstanding innings, scoring 74 runs off 43 balls. However, other batters at RCB couldn’t contribute significantly, and the team finished at 169 for nine.
Mandhana faced 28 balls in the powerplay segment and hammered 45 runs, as the home team reached an impressive 52 for no loss after six overs. But the veteran South African had the last laugh as she uprooted the off-stump with a slower delivery that beat Mandhana’s tentative swish.
This defeat for RCB was despite Mandhana’s powerful and graceful batting, as the Delhi Capitals held their ground.
Earlier, the Delhi Capitals set a formidable total of 194 for five, with opener Shafali Verma scoring a fluent fifty and Alice Capsey adding 46 runs for the second wicket.
The match showcased impressive performances from both sides, with brilliant innings standing out of Mandhana’s, but the Delhi Capitals emerged victorious with a strong all-around display.


Feb 29, 2024 5:27 PM