Monday, May 20, 2024

WPL 2024 : Smriti led RCB to victory; What Virat couldn't do, Sangli's girl did it leader


Leaders Online Desk: The 17th season of IPL, which is famous as the most popular cricket league in the world, is starting in just a few days. The first match of this year's IPL will be between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ahead of this match, there is good news coming from the cricket world for the fans of the Bangalore team. In the final match of the Women's Premier League held today, Bangalore defeated Delhi by 8 wickets and won the title of the tournament. Due to this there is an atmosphere of excitement among Bangalore fans.

In the 16 years of IPL, under the leadership of many legendary players including Virat, the Bangalore team has performed brilliantly. But, they could not win the IPL title. However, Smriti did what Virat could not by winning the Women's Premier League title in the second season. Such a discussion is going on among cricket lovers. (WPL 2024)

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by eight wickets in the Women's Premier League final today. Delhi won the toss and batted first, scoring 113 runs in 18.3 overs. RCB reached the target easily losing two wickets in 19.3 overs. With this win, Bangalore won their first title in the tournament.

Bangalore's men's team has not won the IPL trophy till date, but the women's team won in the second season of the WPL. Sophie Devine and Smriti Mandhana paced the team as Delhi chased down the target. They shared a partnership of 49 runs for the first wicket. Shikha Pandey broke the partnership by dismissing Devine who scored 32 runs. After this, skipper Mandhana tried to control the innings, but Minnu Mani sent her to the pavilion for 31 runs. Elise Perry and Richa Ghosh then took the team to victory in the last over. (WPL 2024)

Earlier, Delhi, who won the toss and batted first, got off to a good start with the opening pair of Shefali Verma and skipper Meg Lanning. Both the batsmen put pressure on the RCB bowlers by playing aggressively and put together a partnership of 64 runs for the first wicket.

But left-arm spinner Molyneux, who came to bowl the eighth over of Delhi's innings, gave a decisive turn to the match. She broke Delhi's back by dismissing Shefali, Capsi and Jemima in this over. After this Shreyanka Patil's havoc was witnessed. Opener Shefali Verma missed his half century. While batting aggressively, she scored 44 runs off 27 balls. In this she hit 2 fours and 3 sixes.

Then in the 11th over, Shreyanka showed captain Lanning the way to the pavilion. She scored 23 runs off 23 balls with three fours. Radha Yadav (12) was run out in the 17th over. Marizan Kapp (8), Jess Jonassen (3), Minnu Mani (5) and wicketkeeper Tania Bhatia (0) also failed to play a big game. Shreyanka wrapped up Delhi's innings in the 19th over, dismissing Arundhati Reddy (10) and Bhatia on successive deliveries.

Delhi's batting was so poor that the team that once scored 64 runs could not even play the full 20 overs. And was all out for 113 runs. For RCB, Shreyanka Patil took four wickets, Molyneux three and Asha two. Interestingly, RCB's spinners took nine wickets while Radha Yadav was run out.

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