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WPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Highlights: MI Win By 4 Wickets
WPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Highlights:Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in Women's Premier League
WPL 2023 Live: RCB-W vs MI-W: MI won the match by four wickets.© BCCI
WPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Highlights:Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in Women's Premier League. Chasing a 126-run target, Mumbai Indians lost six wickets before reaching the mark in 16.3 overs. Earlier, a three-wicket haul by Amelia Kerr helped Mumbai Indians restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore to 125/9 in 20 overs. Asked to bat first, RCB lost wickets in a quick succession. Later, Ellyse Perry and Richa Ghosh smashed 29 runs each but departed after a brief innings. Apart from Kerr, Nat Sciver-Brunt and Issy Wong scalped two wickets each while Saika Ishaque took one. (Scorecard)
Here are the Highlights of the WPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, straight from the DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai:
Match 19, Women's Premier League, 2023, Mar 21, 2023
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets
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RCBW vs MIW, WPL 2023 Live
We are back for the chase! The umpires are out in the middle as the Bangalore players huddle up before taking to the field. It will be Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia to open the innings for Mumbai. Megan Schutt will start off proceedings with the ball here for Bangalore.
... THE RUN CHASE ...
Right then, 126 runs are needed for Mumbai to win which is a similar total to the one they themselves scored and almost defended a few days back. It seems like a low score but in a pressure game and on a surface like this, Bangalore might have an outside chance. Will Mumbai be able to keep their calm and complete the job? Hang tight, as the exciting and vital run chase is up next.
Bangalore will be a touch disappointed with that batting display as they were on a bit of a roll coming into this game. Sophie Devine getting out for a duck didn't help their cause and once again skipper Smriti Mandhana couldn't convert the start she got, getting out to a spinner. Ellyse Perry played another handy knock in the middle overs to keep the scoreboard ticking and a blistering cameo of 29 runs from 13 runs from Richa Ghosh was enough to get Bangalore to over the 120-run mark. They will be aware of the fact that the wicket isn't easy to bat on and will try to give it their all with the ball and in the field.
Mumbai's decision to bowl first turned out to be a good one as they were able to dismiss Sophie Devine in the very first over itself. Amelia Kerr, the inflicter of that run out then bowled a sublime spell to pick up three wickets and all the other bowlers supported her extremely well. The likes of Natalie Sciver-Brunt and Issy Wong too were able to pick up a couple of wickets each and managed to restrict Bangalore to an under-par total, one that their batters will be confident of chasing down.
A clinical display with the ball from Mumbai in a vital game for them and they will be pretty content at the halfway stage. It is now up to their batters to go out and try to chase this one down in a hurry to bolster their net run rate.
OUT! BOWLED! CLEANED UP! Full and straight in the blockhole. Disha Kasat plays all over it and misses the ball. She misses and ball crashes into the stumps. Bangalore finish with 125/9 on the board!
Full toss on the leg peg. Asha Shobana comes down and whips it to deep backward square leg for one.
Full and slower again on the stumps. Asha Shobana comes down and lofts it straight back over the bowler down the ground. Amelia Kerr runs around to dive and saves two for her side.
WIDE! Slower one, full and down the leg. Asha Shobana shimmies down and misses. Wide signaled by the umpire.
Slower ball, full on the leg peg. Disha Kasat plays it uppishly toward backward square leg for one.
Full on the leg peg, worked away toward mid-wicket for one.
Asha Shobana is the new batter in.
OUT! IN THE AIR and TAKEN! Bowls it on a length and on the stumps. Richa Ghosh clears her front leg and looks to loft it down the ground. She gets it from the top half of the blade and this falls into the hands of Amelia Kerr at the long on fence. Ghosh departs after playing a quick cameo.
Issy Wong (3-0-20-0) is back on to bowl the final over.
Full and outside off. Richa Ghosh sweeps it away toward square leg for one.
FOUR! Full and on the stumps. Richa Ghosh shimmies down and slogs it away toward the deep sqaure leg region for a boundary. A cracking shot by the keeper batter.
Short and Kasat pulls it uppishly past the square leg fielder for one.
Shortish around off. Disha Kasat goes for the pull and inside edges it onto the pitch.
DROPPED! Issy Wong puts down Richa Ghosh and that is a big miss. Amelia Kerr gives this one a bit of flight and bowls it on middle and leg. Ghosh steps out trying to go big but mistimes it straight down the ground. Wong from long on moves to her left but takes her eyes off the ball. The ball bursts through her hands and the batters get a single as well.