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Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Final Commentary, Live Updates

DC vs RCB, 2024 - T20 Live Commentary

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Scorecard
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Match Ended   
113 (18.3/20)
115/2 (19.3/20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by 8 wickets
Now then, Smriti Mandhana collects that elusive winning trophy and walks up to the podium to go on and lift it up along with her teammates and the whole of the Bangalore team erupts in joy, what a moment! Right then, the 2024 season of the Women's T20 League was bigger and better than the inaugural season and we saw crowds come in large numbers in both Bangalore and Delhi and most of all, the quality of cricket we saw, was something really special. But at the end of it all, it is Bangalore who claim their maiden title and this incredible season has come to an end. We really hope you enjoyed the coverage. Until next time then, take care and goodbye!
Next up, Smriti Mandhana, the captain of Bangalore collects the winner's check and mementos before coming down for a quick chat. Smriti says that the feeling still hasn't sunk in and it is hard for her to come out with emotions and just wants to say that they went through a lot of ups and downs and is just glad. Adds that the Bangalore leg was very good and they had a couple of tough losses in Delhi but managed to step up at the right time and probably, the best was saved for the last. Mentions that last year taught them a lot of things and they were able to reflect on a lot of things and the management did a stellar job. Reckons that for Bangalore, the title is a lot more and as a franchise it is really special and for her personally, it hasn't sunk in yet and is one of the top wins of her career. Ends by appreciating the fans and calls Bangalore's fans the most loyal fans and says 'Ee saala cup namdu' (this year the cup is theirs).
Meg Lanning, the captain of Delhi is up for a quick chat after collecting the runner-up check and the trophy. She says it was disappointing to not get it done and congratulates Bangalore by saying they truly deserve it. Adds the collapse happened too quickly and weird things happen in tournaments like these. Again credits Bangalore for dominating the game. Reckons that they had a good tournament and it just wasn't to be in the finale and thanks the entire squad. Says cricket is a funny game and you win some and lose some as well.
Time for the mementos to be distributed and first up, all the officials are handed their mementos. Next up, the runners-up award is handed to the head coach of Delhi, Jonathan Batty who collects the award and also the watches for all the individuals of the team.
Deepti Sharma is the Player of the Tournament for her sensational all-round display. She says that she played her natural game throughout the tournament and played all her shots because of which she was able to do well. Adds that before coming into the tournament, she worked hard on playing on the off side and she is happy with it. Mentions that last season, she didn't have many chances with the bat but this season she was able to contribute and she feels good about it. Says that she has come a step ahead with her batting and is happy with it.
Shreyanka Patil is adjudged the Emerging Player of the Season for her 13 wickets and contributions with the bat and in the field. She also ends up as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, whereas her teammate Ellyse Perry finishes as the leading run-getter, a clean sweep.
Sophie Molineux is the Player of the Match in the Final for her game-changing spell and a run-out as well. She begins by saying it is a special evening and finals are always funny games, going down to the wire. Adds Delhi is a strong team and feels glad to get over the line. States that it was all about learning from the mistakes and getting better. Mentions that the last three weeks have been pretty special and they have gone from strength to strength.
The Presentation ceremony...
Richa Ghosh and Simran Bahadur are also up for a quick chat. Ghosh says that she was a bit nervous but Ellyse Perry calmed her down and gave her the belief to play her shots. Simran shows that she is feeling great that the trophy is theirs and she is speechless. Ghosh adds that they have worked really hard and the preparation was very good. Simran chimes in and says that she is happy to do whatever the team wants, whether it be playing or supporting from the dugout. Ghosh says that they wanted to keep it wicket-to-wicket and knew a couple of wickets would turn the tide in their favor and says that a small target is very tricky and they never relaxed.
The spin twins, Shreyanka Patil and Asha Shobana are the next ones in for a chat. Asha says from the first day of the camp they were manifesting for this and it feels unreal. Shreyanka Patil says they did play some really good cricket and had amazing team bonding sessions between the games. Adds people keep saying 'Ee sala cup namde' (this year the cup is ours) and they just did it. Asha says that the coach Luke Williams made them feel comfortable and was fantastic and Shreyanka adds that they felt like a family getting in tune with him.
Sophie Devine says she is happy to contribute to the team and appreciates Perry for doing the needful. Adds that they just needed to get things into the right perspective this season and with the inclusion of Wareham and others, it bolstered their team. She is joined by Georgia Wareham who says Sophie Molineux changed the game totally after the Powerplay. Says it has been an exceptional experience to bowl here and there's so much to learn even as an international player. Sophie Devine says it's pretty special and feels extremely proud to bring the trophy before the men did.
Renuka Singh is first up to have a chat. She says it feels great that Bangalore has won for the first time and she is getting goosebumps. Says that the team bonded well and they got the desired results. Adds that they kept it simple and stuck to the basics without trying to do anything extra, which garnered positive results for them.
The woman of the moment, Ellyse Perry collects the Orange Cap and is down for a quick chat. She says the crowd is going bonkers and it is just another level of support here. Says it's been so much fun to play here. Appreciates Richa Ghosh for the way she played and says she is a pure talent and has a good range of shots. Adds they looked to take it deep. Lauds Sophie Molineux and says she turned the match for them and the rest of the spinners compounded the pressure that Sophie built on. Let's now hear from a few more of the Bangalore players...
Delhi will be gutted with that loss and it was more to do with the mental aspect of the game, then the actual ability of their players. Meg Lanning opted to bat first and put runs on the board in a summit clash and they looked primed to do that when they were flying at 64/0 but one over that created a bit of pressure led to Shafali Verma giving her wicket away and then were a couple of really questionable shots from Jemimah Rodrigues and Alice Capsey and after that, they simple never recovered. Meg tried to hold one end but couldn't stay on for longer and it required a few crucial runs from the lower order that took them over 110 runs. With the ball, they didn't really have much to defend and did a decent job but would have liked to pick up a few more wickets upfront. Also, unlike Bangalore, they did bowl plenty of overs of pace bowlers and their spinners weren't as effective as their counterparts. Overall, another heartbreak for Meg Lanning and co but they will look to bounce back strongly next season.
Smriti Mandhana lost the toss and her side was asked to bowl first and they couldn't pick up early wickets. Renuka Singh's underwhelming tournament continued and they were conceding runs at an alarming rate before Sophie Molineux came in and sent Shafali Verma back to the hut. Molineux just didn't do that but got a couple of more wickets in the same over and from thereon, Bangalore bossed the play. Their spinners were decisive and got 9 wickets among them and it was Shreyanka Patil who ended with a four-fer. Needing just 114 runs to clinch the trophy, Smriti and Sophie Devine started cautiously but then Devine did find the fence with regularity before eventually getting out. Ellyse Perry came in and played a lovely knock and although Smriti got out, Perry ensured she stayed on till the end and along with the dynamic Richa Ghosh, took her side to the ultimate victory.
BANGALORE ARE THE 2024 WOMEN'S T20 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! From being a star-studded and favorite team to win the inaugural title and faltering heavily to lifting the title just a year later, what a comeback story this has been for Bangalore and they have been sensational in their final few games, deserving of the title. Spare a thought for Delhi though, who have been brilliant throughout the campaign but have once again succumbed to the pressure in the deciding game.
End Of The Over 19.3 : 115/2
6 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 419.3
R. Ghosh
17 (14)
E. Perry
35 (37)
A. Reddy
3.3-0-26-0
19.3
4
Arundhati Reddy To Richa Ghosh
FOUR! THERE IT IS! BANGALORE CLINCH THE TITLE IN STYLE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND END THEIR TROPHY DROUGHT! And a wave of red overshadows the blues in the crowd! This is full and around off, Richa Ghosh simply clears the 30-yard circle by uppishly hitting it over mid off for a boundary. Bangalore are the champions of this second edition of the Women's T20 League. Erasing their past, Bangalore came into this competition as a lot more consistent and an improved side. The players of Bangalore flock around the two batters and the crowd is echoing to its highest.
19.2
1
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Fuller in length and outside off, Ellyse Perry easily drives it hard along the ground to long off for a single. 3 needed off the last 4 deliveries.
19.1
1
Arundhati Reddy To Richa Ghosh
Outside off on a length, Richa Ghosh swings hard towards widish long on for a single. Just a hit away now Bangalore.
End Of The Over 19 : 109/2
6 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 418.2
  • 118.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
E. Perry
34 (36)
R. Ghosh
12 (12)
A. Capsey
3-0-13-0
18.6
0
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
A dot to end the over. Spins it on the pads, Perry looks to sweep through but finds short fine. 5 runs needed of the last over now.
18.5
0
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
A muted appeal for LBW from Capsey but no says the umpire. Delhi eventually go for a review. This is straight on the stumps on a fullish length, slightly on the leg stump line, Ellyse Perry sits down on her knee to pull it away but misses and the ball pings her front pad. UltraEdge shows that no bat is involved when the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is in line but the ball is missing to clip the leg stump and goes outside off. Delhi lose a review.
18.4
1
Alice Capsey To Richa Ghosh
Flatter on off, Richa Ghosh punches it straight down the ground to the right of long on for a single.
18.3
1
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
Around off on the length, Ellyse Perry goes deep in the crease and drags it to long on for a single. Just 6 needed now.
18.2
4
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
FOUR! In single digits now! Short and spinning down leg, Ellyse Perry gets down on one knee and helps the ball on its way towards deep fine leg for a boundary.
18.1
0
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
Over the wicket on the stumps, Ellyse Perry rocks back and punches it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 18 : 103/2
8 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
E. Perry
29 (31)
R. Ghosh
11 (11)
J. Jonassen
2-0-15-0
17.6
1
Jess Jonassen To Ellyse Perry
In front of the woods on a fuller length, Ellyse Perry drives it along the ground to long on for a single. Just 11 needed off the last 12 deliveries now.
17.5
1
Jess Jonassen To Richa Ghosh
Full and on the off stump, Richa Ghosh drives it to long on for one.
17.4
0
Jess Jonassen To Richa Ghosh
Tossed-up delivery on off, Richa Ghosh hangs back and punches it to covers.
17.3
1
Jess Jonassen To Ellyse Perry
Flighted ball on the stumps, Perry flicks it to square leg for a quick single.
17.2
4
Jess Jonassen To Ellyse Perry
FOUR! Inching closer now! Short in length and aiming the sticks, Ellyse Perry anticipates the length early before rocking back and dragging it into the gap through square leg for a boundary.
17.1
1
Jess Jonassen To Richa Ghosh
Angles on the middle on a length. This is punched to cover-point for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 95/2
9 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
R. Ghosh
9 (8)
E. Perry
23 (28)
M. Mani
2-0-12-1
16.6
1
Minnu Mani To Richa Ghosh
Sprays it down leg but Jemimah Rodrigues does well to stop it. Richa Ghosh sits on her knee and sweeps it fine for a single. Excellent effort by Jemimah as she restricts it to just a single.
16.5
1
Minnu Mani To Ellyse Perry
Aims the stumps on a length, Ellyse Perry nudges it across to deep square leg for a single.
16.4
1
Minnu Mani To Richa Ghosh
On a length around off, this is punched to the off side for one.
16.3
4
Minnu Mani To Richa Ghosh
FOUR! Well struck! On a short length around off, Richa Ghosh is quick to rock back and cut it away through the cover gap for a boundary.
16.2
1
Minnu Mani To Ellyse Perry
Short, turning in, Ellyse Perry rocks back and drags it towards deep mid-wicket for one more.
16.1
1
Minnu Mani To Richa Ghosh
Full, outside off, Richa Ghosh drives it straight to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 86/2
4 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
R. Ghosh
2 (4)
E. Perry
21 (26)
A. Capsey
2-0-7-0
15.6
1
Alice Capsey To Richa Ghosh
Shade full and turning in on the off stump, Richa Ghosh drives it a bit uppishly through the right of Capsey, down the ground to collect a single to end the over.
15.5
0
Alice Capsey To Richa Ghosh
On off, full in length, Richa Ghosh eases it to mid on again getting on her front foot.
15.4
0
Alice Capsey To Richa Ghosh
Outside off, full, and slow, Richa Ghosh strides ahead and steers it straight to mid on.
15.3
1
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
Around off on a length, Ellyse Perry goes back and punches it towards long off for an easy single.
15.2
1
Alice Capsey To Richa Ghosh
Another one that dramatically turns in from outside off on a length, Richa Ghosh inside edges onto the pads and to the leg side for a single.
15.1
1
Alice Capsey To Ellyse Perry
Gets a sharp turn from the middle, Ellyse Perry guides it to deep backward square leg for an easy single.
Strategic Break. The bowling change has worked for Delhi as Minnu Mani just dismissed Smriti Mandhana who, provided stability up top and ensured Bangalore's stronghold over the contest. Ellyse Perry is still unbeaten on the crease on 19 and she will be joined by the aggressive and in-form Richa Ghosh at number 4. Bangalore are still in a very comfortable position as they need 32 off the last five overs with a lot of wickets remaining in their bank.
End Of The Over 15 : 82/2
3 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • W 14.6
S. Mandhana
31 (39)
E. Perry
19 (24)
M. Mani
1-0-3-1
14.6
W
Minnu Mani To Smriti Mandhana OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Uh, oh! Smriti Mandhana has thrown her wicket a bit here and the off-spin against Mandhana has worked out in the favour of the bowling side Minnu Mani flights this one up nicely around middle and leg and the length is pulled back a bit. Mandhana has to reach out for it and looks to slog against the turn and ends up slicing it high over mid on. Arundhati Reddy there walks back and takes a fine pressure catch.
14.5
1
Minnu Mani To Ellyse Perry
Excellent fielding in the deep from Shikha Pandey. This is dragged down on middle and leg, Ellyse Perry pulls it away firmly and to the left of deep backward square leg but Pandey puts in the dive and keeps it to a single.
14.4
0
Minnu Mani To Ellyse Perry
Bowled short and over middle, Ellyse Perry looks to back away and pull it down the ground but mistimes it in front of mid on.
14.3
1
Minnu Mani To Smriti Mandhana
Dropped short and over middle, Smriti Mandhana goes deep in her crease and pulls it over mid-wi9cketr for just a single.
14.2
0
Minnu Mani To Smriti Mandhana
Nicely flighted, on a nagging length and on off stump, Mandhana presses back and pushes it away to covers.
14.1
1
Minnu Mani To Ellyse Perry
Slow and short, turning into the legs, Ellyse Perry shuffles a bit and works it down to fine leg for a single.
Minnu Mani replaces Arundhati Reddy.
End Of The Over 14 : 79/1
7 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 413.5
  • 113.6
E. Perry
17 (21)
S. Mandhana
30 (36)
J. Jonassen
1-0-7-0
13.6
1
Jess Jonassen To Ellyse Perry
Slightly short around off, punched off the back foot and square on the off side for a run.
13.5
4
Jess Jonassen To Ellyse Perry
FOUR! Up and over! Tossed up a bit and fuller too, Ellyse Perry skips down the pitch and thumps it over the mid off region for a boundary.
13.4
1
Jess Jonassen To Smriti Mandhana
On a fuller length and at the stumps, pushed away off the front foot down to long off for a run.
13.3
0
Jess Jonassen To Smriti Mandhana
On a dragged length again and over off stump, Mandhana rocks back and punches it away to the left of Jemimah Rodrigues at extra cover.
13.2
0
Jess Jonassen To Smriti Mandhana
Looks to bowl it quick and into the pitch outside off, Mandhana misses out as she hits it straight into covers.
13.1
1
Jess Jonassen To Ellyse Perry
Starts with a drag-down outside off, Ellyse Perry rocks back and plays a controlled pull shot firmly towards deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
Jess Jonassen is brought into the attack now.
End Of The Over 13 : 72/1
11 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 412.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 412.6
S. Mandhana
29 (33)
E. Perry
11 (18)
A. Reddy
3-0-20-0
12.6
4
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
FOUR! Classy stroke from Smriti Mandhana and 11 runs come off that over, just the one Bangalore were looking for. Bowled back of a length but a bit too wide of the off stump, Mandhana stays back and glides it away fine of Marizanne Kapp at deep point and this time, she cannot cut off the boundary.
12.5
0
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
Pitches it up around off, inviting the drive and Smriti Mandhana does go for it. Mandhana mistimes it badly and hits it uppishly but thankfully for her, the ball lands well short of mid off.
12.4
1
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Hard length outside off, tapped away in front of the point region for a single.
12.3
4
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
FOUR! There comes the intent from Ellyse Perry and she gets a crucial boundary. Shortish length outside off and angling in, Perry shuffles across and picks it up early and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
12.2
1
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
On a good length outside off and sliding on, Smriti Mandhana waits back and pats it away behind point for one more as Marizanne Kapp is quick to get across to her right at deep point.
12.1
1
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Fractionally short and outside off, cut away off the back foot to deep point for a single.
Arundhati Reddy (2-0-9-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 12 : 61/1
2 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
E. Perry
5 (15)
S. Mandhana
24 (30)
S. Pandey
4-0-11-1
11.6
1
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
Well in! Pitched up full, on middle, Ellyse Perry punches it dead straight off the front foot and gets it just past the bowler. Shikha Pandey does get a hand on it and the ball is slowed down. Shafali Verma from mid off scampers to her right as the batters set up for the single. The shy is at the bowler's end but it is missed and the ball goes on to hit the stumps at the batter's end. However, Smriti Mandhana is well in and the replays confirm the same. NOT OUT!
11.5
0
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
On a good length again and targeting the top of off stump, Ellyse Perry stays rooted to the crease and just about jams it out.
11.4
0
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
Another dot! Good length and angling into the legs, flicked away straight to mid-wicket.
11.3
0
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
Pitched-up delivery, targeting the stumps, Ellyse Perry plays it back to the bowler. Perry is unable to get going here but has time on her hands.
11.2
1
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Goes a bit wider on the crease and bowls it full and wide, Smriti Mandhana drives it away to sweeper cover and turns the strike over without a fuss.
11.1
0
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Nice and full outside the off stump, Mandhana looks to drive on the up and plays it straight to mid off.
End Of The Over 11 : 59/1
3 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
E. Perry
4 (11)
S. Mandhana
23 (28)
M. Kapp
4-0-20-0
10.6
0
Marizanne Kapp To Ellyse Perry
Slightly fuller on middle and leg and angling back in, Ellyse Perry keeps the front leg out of the way and plays it in front of mid-wicket for no run.
10.5
1
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Floated up around the legs, tucked away neatly to deep square leg for another single.
10.4
1
Marizanne Kapp To Ellyse Perry
Length ball on off stump and sliding on, Ellyse Perry waits for this one and angles it away to wide third man for a run.
10.3
0
Marizanne Kapp To Ellyse Perry
Good length around off stump, Ellyse Perry stands tall and punches it on the up to mid off.
10.2
0
Marizanne Kapp To Ellyse Perry
Switches to over the wicket now for the right-hander and bowls it on a fullish length around off, Ellyse Perry comes forward and pushes it away to cover-point.
10.1
1
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Comes from around the stumps and bowls it slower and angles it into the legs, Mandhana flicks it away behind square leg for an easy single.
End Of The Over 10 : 56/1
3 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
E. Perry
3 (7)
S. Mandhana
21 (26)
A. Reddy
2-0-9-0
9.6
0
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Switches the angle and bowls it a tad fuller, around off, Ellyse Perry punches it to the covers. End of the 10th over and Bangalore need 58 runs off the remaining 60 deliveries.
9.5
1
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
Around the wicket on the stumps, Smriti Mandhana pushes it off the back foot toward long on for another single.
9.4
1
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Angles it on the pads, on a fuller length, Ellyse Perry tucks it off the back foot along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.
9.3
0
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Full, outside off, this is cut away straight to point by Perry.
9.2
0
Arundhati Reddy To Ellyse Perry
Short, on top of off, Ellyse Perry drives it straight to mid on who moves to her left and stops it.
9.1
1
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
On a nagging length around off, Smriti Mandhana cuts it off the back foot towards deep extra covers for one more.
End Of The Over 9 : 53/1
4 Runs
  • W 8.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
S. Mandhana
19 (24)
E. Perry
2 (3)
S. Pandey
3-0-9-1
8.6
1
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Another single to end the over. Around the wicket, on a length, angling on off, Smriti Mandhana punches it off the back foot through cover-point for one more run.
8.5
1
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
Keeps it outside off on the fourth stump, on a length, Ellyse Perry guides it to third man for a single.
8.4
0
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
Gets an inward movement on the middle and leg, Ellyse Perry pushes it to mid on.
8.3
1
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Around the wicket on a fuller length, Mandhana drives it along the ground through covers for an easy single.
8.2
1
Shikha Pandey To Ellyse Perry
Fuller in length, angling in a bit, Ellyse Perry flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 50 up for Bangalore.
Ellyse Perry walks in at number 3.
8.1
W
Shikha Pandey To Sophie Devine OUT!
OUT! LBW! A huge adamant shout for LBW and up goes the finger of the Umpire. Sophie Devine is quick to review it and send it upstairs. Shikha Pandey aims the stumps on a length, and the ball jags in a bit as well, Sophie Devine is caught up in the crease and tries to nudge it away, but she tries to play the ball too close to the body and misses as she plays across the line. The ball thuds her pad. UltraEdge shows there's no bat involved and the Ball Tracker confirms three reds as the ball is clipping the leg stump. Delhi finally get a breakthrough. Devine departs on a well-made 32.
End Of The Over 8 : 49/0
6 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 47.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
S. Devine
32 (26)
S. Mandhana
17 (22)
A. Reddy
1-0-6-0
7.6
1
Arundhati Reddy To Sophie Devine
Short again, and on the stumps, Sophie Devine pulls it nicely through mid-wicket. Radha Yadav sprints to her left from deep mid-wicket and makes an excellent stop with the timely dive. Keeps it to just a single.
7.5
0
Arundhati Reddy To Sophie Devine
Short and on the top of off, Sophie Devine goes for a pull shot but inside edges it in the front of mid-wicket.
7.4
0
Arundhati Reddy To Sophie Devine
On the back of a length, aiming the off-pole, Sophie Devine hits it back to the bowler off the front foot.
7.3
1
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
On a length, around off, Smriti Mandhana cuts it off the back foot towards deep covers for a single.
7.2
4
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
FOUR! What a lovely timing that! On the back of a length, angling on the top of off, Smriti Mandhana stands tall and drives it with sheer connection straight down the ground for a classy boundary.
7.1
0
Arundhati Reddy To Smriti Mandhana
Around the wicket comes Arundhati Reddy and lands it full, wide of off, Smriti Mandhana pats it in front of the covers.
Strategic Break! This has been a very well-timed chase so far from Bangalore and after a slow start, Sophie Devine has started to fire and she seems to have left her best for the last game. Delhi have bowled tidily but haven't been able to create wicket-taking opportunities and wickets are the only way, they can come back into this contest. How will the middle phase go in the chase? Let's find out.
End Of The Over 7 : 43/0
18 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 66.5
  • 46.6
S. Devine
31 (23)
S. Mandhana
12 (19)
R. Yadav
1-0-18-0
6.6
4
Radha Yadav To Sophie Devine
FOUR! No, you just can't bowl her there! Punished! Radha Yadhav darts a shortish length ball angling the pads, Sophie Devine is quick to rock back in the crease before pulling it mercilessly towards deep square leg for a boundary. 18 runs off this over and Bangalore are up and running after somewhat a quiet start.
6.5
6
Radha Yadav To Sophie Devine
SIX! Enough says Devine! Around off on a shade fuller length, Sophie Devine dances down the track and thumps it over long off for a maximum. 14 runs already so far.
6.4
0
Radha Yadav To Sophie Devine
Slower and on off on a fuller length, Devine eases it to the off side.
6.3
4
Radha Yadav To Sophie Devine
FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Offers a half-volley on the stumps, Sophie Devine anticipates the length perfectly and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
6.2
0
Radha Yadav To Sophie Devine
Full, on off, driven back to Radha Yadav.
6.1
4
Radha Yadav To Sophie Devine
FOUR! Up and in the gap! Drops it full, on the stumps, Sophie Devine sweeps it aerially over square leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 6 : 25/0
5 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
S. Mandhana
12 (19)
S. Devine
13 (17)
M. Kapp
3-0-17-0
5.6
0
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
On the back of a length on the stumps, Smriti Mandhana defends it to end the over. End of the Powerplay and Bangalore are 25 without any loss of a wicket.
5.5
0
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Around the wicket on a length, Smriti Mandhana cuts it to point.
5.4
1
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
A direct hit at the bowler's end and the Umpire sends it upstairs. On the back of a length on off, Devine eases it to covers before sneaking a single. She casually reaches inside the crease at the non-striker's end but she is way too comfortably in before the ball hits the woods as the replay confirms.
5.3
4
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
FOUR! Guided away! Another ordinary delivery sprayed on the pads, Sophie Devine helps it on its way through the right of short fine for a boundary.
5.2
0
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Angling in on the pads on the back of a length, Sophie Devine misses to flick it off and the ball pings her front pad.
5.1
0
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Kapp steams in from over the wicket and lands it on a length around off, Sophie Devine shimmies down a couple of steps and hits it straight to covers.
End Of The Over 5 : 20/0
2 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
S. Mandhana
12 (17)
S. Devine
8 (13)
S. Pandey
2-0-5-0
4.6
0
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
A fourth dot on the trot to end and that is really tidy bowling from Shikha Pandey. Bowled fuller and around off stump, Mandhana eases it back to the bowler.
4.5
0
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
On a fuller length and angled into middle and leg, Mandhana turns it to mid-wicket. Three dots on the trot!
4.4
0
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
On a hard length and targeting the top of off stump, Mandhana stays back and blocks it off.
4.3
0
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Slightly fuller on off stump and angling back in, Mandhana stays on the front foot and punches it to mid off. This has been a fairly watchful start so far from Bangalore and they are looking to keep their wickets intact.
4.2
1
Shikha Pandey To Sophie Devine
Goes full again and bowls it close to the off stump, Sophie Devine drives on the up but off the toe end and gets it to the left of mid on for another single.
4.1
1
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Pitched up full and around off, Smriti Mandhana gets on the front foot and knocks it down through mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 18/0
7 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
S. Mandhana
11 (12)
S. Devine
7 (12)
M. Kapp
2-0-12-0
3.6
1
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
A bit shorter again over middle and angling in, Mandhana pulls it down behind square leg and picks up a single.
3.5
0
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Back of a length and around off stump, kept out on the off side by Mandhana off the back foot.
3.4
0
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Slower one, on a dragged length and angling into the off stump, Smriti Mandhana looks to roll her wrists over the ball and angle the pull behind square leg but fails to do so.
3.3
1
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Pitched up on off and middle and slanted back into the pads, Sophie Devine gets her hands out in front and punches it down to long on for one more.
3.2
1
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Changes the angle of attack by coming from around the stumps and angles it in on the pads, this is tucked away down to deep backward square leg for a single.
3.1
4
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
FOUR! Width on offer and Smriti Mandhana pierces the gap perfectly. This is floated up a bit fuller and a bit wider outside off stump, Mandhana reaches out and taps it away through cover-point for a boundary.
Marizanne Kapp switches ends replacing Alice Capsey.
End Of The Over 3 : 11/0
3 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
S. Mandhana
5 (7)
S. Devine
6 (11)
S. Pandey
1-0-3-0
2.6
1
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Back of a length over middle and leg, worked away neatly through mid-wicket for one more.
2.5
1
Shikha Pandey To Sophie Devine
A risky single but Verma's weak throw allows the batters to cross. Bowled full and around off, Sophie Devine stays forward and hits it straight to mid off before setting up for the single. Verma opts to go at the keeper's end but the throw is quite wide.
2.4
0
Shikha Pandey To Sophie Devine
Hard length on off stump, cramping the batter for room and Sophie Devine can only jam it down on the off side.
2.3
0
Shikha Pandey To Sophie Devine
Nicely bowled! A bit fuller and pushed well outside off stump, Sophie Devine looks to come down the pitch and go hard at it but is well beaten. Devine looks a bit edgy out there.
2.2
0
Shikha Pandey To Sophie Devine
Perfect length in and around the off stump and just nipping back in, Sophie Devine stays put and blocks it down the pitch.
2.1
1
Shikha Pandey To Smriti Mandhana
Comes from over the stumps and bowls it a bit fuller around the legs, Mandhana clips it away through square leg and turns the strike over.
Shikha Pandey replaces Marizanne Kapp.
End Of The Over 2 : 8/0
3 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
S. Mandhana
3 (5)
S. Devine
5 (7)
A. Capsey
1-0-3-0
1.6
1
Alice Capsey To Smriti Mandhana
Nice and full on the stumps, Smriti Mandhana stays leg side of the ball and drives it along the turf to long off for one more.
1.5
1
Alice Capsey To Sophie Devine
On a dragged length and around off, Sophie Devine comes forward to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat towards long on for a run.
1.4
0
Alice Capsey To Sophie Devine
Switches to over the wicket now and flights the ball up on a length around off, Sophie Devine uses her feet and pushes it out to covers.
1.3
1
Alice Capsey To Smriti Mandhana
Slows it up now and floats it around off, Mandhana leans ahead and gently pushes it down to long off for a single.
1.2
0
Alice Capsey To Smriti Mandhana
And again! Short and around off, Mandhana punches it off the back foot and straight to Meg Lanning once again.
1.1
0
Alice Capsey To Smriti Mandhana
Starts from around the wicket and floats it up short outside off, Smriti Mandhana presses back and punches it straight to Meg Lanning at cover.
Spin from the other end as Alice Capsey is handed over the ball.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
S. Devine
4 (5)
S. Mandhana
1 (1)
M. Kapp
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Driven well but straight to the fielder! Bowled full and wide outside off, inviting the drive and Sophie Devine obliges but hits it straight to covers.
0.5
0
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Nice shape on that one! A bit fuller and angled onto middle and leg, shaping away, Sophie Devine stays watchful and defends it with a straight bat.
0.4
0
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Good length outside off stump, played away on the off side.
0.3
4
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
FOUR! Sophie Devine is off the mark in style! Good length but a bit too wide and Devine slashes it away in between point and cover-point and picks up the first boundary of the chase.
0.2
0
Marizanne Kapp To Sophie Devine
Much better from Marizanne Kapp as this is bowled a bit fuller and on off stump, slanting it back in. Sophie Devine looks to play it off the front foot but gets a bit of an inside edge.
0.1
1
Marizanne Kapp To Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana and Bangalore are underway! On the shorter side to begin with from over the wicket and this one shapes back into the pads. Mandhana stands tall and tucks it away in front of mif-wicket for an easy single.
Match Info
  • Venue Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match Sophie Molineux
  • Player of the Series Deepti Sharma
  • Umpire Gayathri Venugopalan (IND), Abhijit Bhattacharya (IND) and Parashar Joshi (IND)
  • Referee GS Lakshmi (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Delhi 113/10 in 18.3 overs
  • Referral (18.3 ovs): RCB against T Bhatia (Caught) Successful
  • Strategic Time-out: Delhi 80/4 in 13.0 overs
  • Referral (10.4 ovs): M Lanning against RCB (LBW) Unsuccessful
  • Strategic Time-out: Delhi 61/0 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Delhi 61/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 29 balls between M Lanning (13) and S Verma (36)
  • Delhi 51/0 in 4.5 overs
  • Bangalore 100/2 in 17.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 82/2 in 14.6 overs
  • Bangalore 50/1 in 8.2 overs
  • Referral (8.1 ovs): S Devine against DEL (LBW) Unuccessful
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 43/0 in 6.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 25/0
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Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Worm
Player Runs Avg.
Ellyse Perry RCB 347 69.40
Meg Lanning DC 331 36.77
Shafali Verma DC 309 38.62
Smriti Mandhana RCB 300 30.00
Deepti Sharma UPW 295 98.33
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Player Wickets Eco.
Shreyanka Patil RCB 13 7.30
Asha Shobana RCB 12 7.11
Sophie Molineux RCB 12 7.31
Marizanne Kapp DC 11 6.28
Sophie Ecclestone UPW 11 6.57
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