Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz, Match 2 Match Summary

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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz Scorecard
Match Ended   
157/6 (20.0/20)
155/7 (20.0/20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat UP Warriorz by 2 runs
RCB 157/6
Bat Top Batsmen
62 (37)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 167.56SR
53 (44)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 120.45SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 7.33
UPW 155/7
Bat Top Batsmen
38 (23)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 165.21SR
31 (25)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 124SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 5.50
ECON 7.66
Right then, another close affair and the 2nd edition of the competition has started off with a bang and the home team Bangalore have picked up a crucial win. Next up, the reigning champions Mumbai take on Gujarat at the very same venue on Sunday, 25 February beginning at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). However, you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Cheers!
Asha Shobana is the Player of the Match for her stellar five-wicket haul that turned out to be a match-winning spell. Says that she has struggled a lot and put in a hard work and she isn't thinking about her five-wicket haul and is happy that they won on their home ground. Says that she knew she could be put in such a situation and she was ready for it. Mentions that she knew Grace Harris was going against the turn and hence tried to float the ball up and induce a top edge.
Smriti Mandhana, the captain of Bangalore says that she is happy with the game, mentions that she was aware of what happened in the first match. She then praises the bowlers for an amazing show out in the field. Mentions that she had faith in Sophie Molineux and to see the way Asha Shobana bowled was incredible. States that Asha is someone who challenges herself and believes in herself as well. Informs that the deck was a little bit on the slower side and is delighted with the way Richa Ghosh and Sabbhineni Meghana stitched a solid stand.
The Presentation ceremony...
Sophie Molineux is now down for a chat. Sophie says that to see the fans and play in front of such a crowd was special. Adds that the girls fought hard till the end and it feels good to get the win. Adds that she hasn't seen the ball on replay where she got out Alyssa Healy but it did feel good to get her wicket. Mentions that it was a roller-coaster of a second innings and reckons that they were able to get 20 runs extra with the bat in their innings. On Asha Shobana, she says that she bowled really well and is super pumped for her.
Alyssa Healy, the skipper of UP is down for a chat. She feels that they got themselves back in the contest but kept losing their way. Credits Sophie Molineux for the way she bowled and the opposition as well for a great win. Mentions that they will learn a lot from this defeat which is a part of the game. Adds that there are plenty of positives they take from this game. They had their backs to the wall for most part of the games. Hopes that they bounce back quickly from this loss. Informs that she has seen all the hard work that the girls have been doing in training and is super proud of the energy they brought on the field. States that the young girls will only grow as the tournament progresses.
Earlier in the game, UP won the toss and Alyssa Healy put Bangalore into bat first. This decision was well-backed by the bowlers as they were able to get both impactful openers, Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine out quite early. Ellyse Perry too couldn't make a mark but Sabbhineni Meghana did and along with Richa Ghosh got Bangalore back into the game. Both batters got fine half-centuries but couldn't stay on till the end. Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the pick of the bowlers for UP as she picked up a couple of wickets and the rest of the bowler also chipped in.
UP will feel they have let one slip and after a brilliant effort in the field and a stellar effort with the bat for most of the game, they failed to get over the line. They lost their talismanic skipper Alyssa Healy early after which Tahlia McGrath took control and stitched together a stand with Vrinda Dinesh who couldn't quite get going. Both of them fell in quick succession, leaving UP in a bit of a fix but then came that brilliant stand between Grace Harris and Shweta Sehrawat where both batters stayed positive and got the boundaries away and it all looked easy for them. However, a brain fade from the two batters and a couple of others that followed, saw UP get behind in the game and eventually, Deepti Sharma had just a bit too much to do in the final over.
The smile and relief on the face of skipper Smriti Mandhana says it all and look what it means to the Bangalore players to get over the line while being under the pump for a long while and they couldn't have asked for more. They didn't have a big score on board but did manage to send Alyssa Healy packing in the second over. After that though, they failed to really get wickets in the middle phase and allowed a big partnership to brew. The likes of Ellyse Perry and Shreyanka Patil weren't quite at their best but thankfully for the hosts, Asha Shobana was and she turned the game upside-down in her final over picking up three wickets and ending with a five-wicket haul. The likes of Georgia Wareham and Sophie Molineux held their nerves brilliantly as well in the final two overs to take their side over the line.
Bangalore have stolen it at the death and the crowd inside the Chinaswamy is up on its feet, cheering their home team and the atmosphere is absolutely electric. With 32 needed off 24 balls and a bunch of wickets in hand, UP were strolling to the finish line but some stellar spin bowling from Bangalore and just poor decision-making from the UP batters has cost them a sure-shot win.
Over 20 : 155/7
8 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 419.5
  • 219.6
D. Sharma
13 (9)
S. Ecclestone
1 (3)
S. Molineux
Sophie Molineux To Deepti Sharma
IT IS OVER! What a match. A low full toss, outside off. Deepti Sharma mistimes her slog towards wide long on. The fielder in the deep cuts it out and keeps it down to just two runs. Bangalore win the match by just 2 runs.
Sophie Molineux To Deepti Sharma
FOUR! It is a juicy full-toss and the second game of this season will go right down to the wire. Deepti Sharma dances down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
Sophie Molineux To Deepti Sharma
Another dot! 9 needed in 2 balls. It is floated and full, outside off. This one just has that extra bounce. Deepti Sharma looks to slog it away but gets beaten.
Sophie Molineux To Deepti Sharma
DROPPED! It is a full ball, around off. Deepti Sharma winds up but only manages to hit it uppishly towards mid off. The fielder, Shreyanka Patil dives in front, but this one just pops up. No run taken though.
Sophie Molineux To Sophie Ecclestone
Floats it up, on off. Sophie Ecclestone drills it down to long on for one.
Sophie Molineux To Deepti Sharma
A full toss, outside off. Deepti Sharma comes down, and has to stretch out for this. It goes towards short fine off the inside edge. One taken.
Who will bowl the final over? Will it be Shreyanka Patil or someone experienced like Ellyse Perry? UP need 11 runs to win and it will be Sophie Molineux to bowl the final over.
Over 19 : 147/7
5 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 418.3
  • W 18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
S. Ecclestone
0 (2)
D. Sharma
6 (4)
G. Wareham
Georgia Wareham To Sophie Ecclestone
Shorter, outside off. Sophie Ecclestone cuts it to point, but not in the gap. Three dot balls in a row to end the over, including a wicket.
Georgia Wareham To Sophie Ecclestone
It is full, down leg. Sophie Ecclestone goes across and tries to tickle it away. She seems to have got some bat on it but Richa Ghosh just could not grab it. It was very low as well to her benefit. The replays show that the ball actually flicked the pad and was crashing into the stumps. Not much of an appeal from Bangalore and they didn't have any reviews left either.
Sophie Ecclestone walks in with the bat in hand now.
Georgia Wareham To Poonam Khemnar OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Is there another twist in the tale? Can someone tell me in which place this match is heading? For now, momentum is with Bangalore. It is full, almost a yorker-length. Poonam Khemnar clears her front leg and tries to flick it away but misses. The ball sneaks through and disturbs the furniture behind. Some life injected back into home fans as well. 11 runs needed in 8 now.
Georgia Wareham To Poonam Khemnar
FOUR! Incredible placement. It is tossed up, full and on off. Poonam Khemnar prods and sweeps it through square leg. Finds the gap and the boundary.
Georgia Wareham To Poonam Khemnar
Flights it up, full and on leg. Poonam Khemnar goes for the sweep but misses. It misses the bat, and eventually rolls out off the pads.
Georgia Wareham To Deepti Sharma
Back of a length, on off. Deepti Sharma pulls it to deep square leg but finds the fielder once again and has to settle just for a single here.
Georgia Wareham (2-0-18-0) to bowl the penultimate over.
Over 18 : 142/6
14 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 117.6
D. Sharma
5 (3)
P. Khemnar
10 (4)
S. Patil
Shreyanka Patil To Deepti Sharma
It is full now, on leg. Deepti Sharma brings out the sweep once again but this time finds the fielder in the deep. They take one. 14 runs come from this over. UP need 16 in 12 balls.
Shreyanka Patil To Deepti Sharma
FOUR! Incredible shot. This partnership growing briskly now. UP do bat deep and we can certainly see that. It is an arm ball, full and on leg. Deepti Sharma gets low and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for four runs.
Shreyanka Patil To Deepti Sharma
Swing and a miss! It is tossed up, outside off. The ball grips and turns away. Deepti Sharma looks to slog it away but does not connect.
Shreyanka Patil To Poonam Khemnar
Fuller and on off. Poonam Khemnar steps down the crease and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Shreyanka Patil To Poonam Khemnar
FOUR! This is just amazing. The momentum continues to swing wildly. Floats it up, full and on middle. Poonam Khemnar gets down on one knee, brings out the broom once again and the result is the same. Just what the doctor ordered for UP.
20 OV
8 Runs
S. Molineux to D. Sharma S. Ecclestone
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 419.5
  • 219.6
19 OV
5 Runs
G. Wareham to D. Sharma P. Khemnar S. Ecclestone
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 418.3
  • W 18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
14 Runs
S. Patil to P. Khemnar D. Sharma
  • 417.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
2 Runs
A. Shobana to S. Sehrawat K. Navgire G. Harris P. Khemnar
  • W 16.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • W 16.4
  • 116.5
  • W 16.6
16 OV
10 Runs
S. Patil to S. Sehrawat G. Harris
  • 5 WD 15.1
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
14 Runs
S. Molineux to G. Harris S. Sehrawat
  • 114.1
  • 314.2
  • 114.3
  • 214.4
  • 114.5
  • 614.6
14 OV
16 Runs
E. Perry to G. Harris S. Sehrawat
  • 413.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 013.5
  • 1 WD 13.6
  • 613.6
13 OV
10 Runs
S. Devine to S. Sehrawat G. Harris
  • 1 WD 12.1
  • 212.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 412.4
  • 1 WD 12.5
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
2 Runs
E. Perry to G. Harris S. Sehrawat
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
11 Runs
A. Shobana to G. Harris S. Sehrawat
  • 610.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 410.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
13 Runs
G. Wareham to S. Sehrawat G. Harris
  • 19.1
  • 49.2
  • 49.3
  • 1 WD 9.4
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
9 OV
2 Runs
A. Shobana to V. Dinesh G. Harris T. McGrath S. Sehrawat
  • W 8.1
  • 18.2
  • W 8.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
5 Runs
G. Wareham to V. Dinesh T. McGrath
  • 07.1
  • 1 WD 7.2
  • 1 WD 7.2
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
7 Runs
A. Shobana to V. Dinesh T. McGrath
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 66.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
8 Runs
S. Patil to T. McGrath
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
5 OV
5 Runs
R. Singh to T. McGrath V. Dinesh
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
3 Runs
S. Molineux to T. McGrath V. Dinesh
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
3 Runs
R. Singh to T. McGrath V. Dinesh
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
11 Runs
S. Molineux to A. Healy T. McGrath V. Dinesh
  • 41.1
  • W 1.2
  • 31.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
6 Runs
R. Singh to A. Healy V. Dinesh
  • 00.1
  • 1 WD 0.2
  • 10.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss UP Warriorz won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat UP Warriorz by 2 runs
  • Player of the Match Asha Shobana
  • Umpire N Janani (IND), Abhijit Bhattacharya (IND) and Parashar Joshi (IND)
  • Referee Rajni Basnet (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Bangalore 157/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Bangalore 150/6 in 19.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 125/3 in 16.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 53 off 37 balls between S Meghana (20) and R Ghosh (32)
  • Bangalore 103/3 in 13.5 overs
  • S Meghana T20 fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 58/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Bangalore 50/2 in 6.5 overs
  • UP 153/7 in 19.5 overs
  • Referral 4 (16.2 ovs): K Navgire against RCB (LBW) Successful (RCB: 0, UP: 2)
  • Strategic Time-out: UP 126/3 in 16.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between G Harris (27) and S Sehrawat (22)
  • UP 102/3 in 13.6 overs
  • Referral 3 (11.1 ovs): RCB against G Harris (LBW) Unsuccessful (RCB: 0, UP: 2)
  • UP 50/3 in 8.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: UP 43/1 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): UP 36/1
  • Referral 2 (2.5 ovs): RCB against V Dinesh (LBW) Unsuccessful (RCB: 1, UP: 2)
  • Referral 1 (2.4 ovs): RCB against V Dinesh (LBW) Unsuccessful (RCB: 2, UP: 2) (Retained)
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

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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