Clinical RCB cruise to second successive win in Women Premier League

Riding on a clinical all-round performance, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered their second successive victory in the Women's Premier League.

Having restricted Gujarat Giants to 107/7, RCB batters came out with a clear intent to wrap up the chase early and get their net run rate up. 

Skipper Smriti Mandhana smoked six boundaries in her first 11 balls to set the early pace. Mandhana peeled off three boundaries in the first over itself and even though RCB lost Sophie Devine in the third over, Mandhana and Sabbhineni Meghana kept the scoreboard ticking.

Earlier, RCB's decision to win the toss and bowl was vindicated by some tight bowling as well as a shocking lack of intent from Gujarat Giants batters.

Skipper Beth Mooney rejigged the batting order but only three batters reached double figures and only four could score at a rate of run-a-ball or more.

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Gujarat Giants No. 3,4, and 5 managed a total of 21 runs, and their returns from the middle overs (overs 6-16) were 44/5. Only 25 runs came in the last four overs as Gujarat Giants found the slow left-arm spin of Sophie Molineux too tough to handle.