Royal Challengers Bangalore fans felt relief after their first win of the campaign. They were struggling and struggling right from the start of the campaign but finally, they registered their victory, a much-needed victory they needed. Virat Kohli visited the RCB dressing room and somehow Bangalore showed the urgency and the energy which was needed to announce themselves in the WPL 2023. It is late but not too late as they still have a chance to qualify for the playoffs. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the hard-fought match by 5 wickets.
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WPL 2023: UP Warriorz vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Report
Bangalore won the toss & decided to bowl first. UP Warriorz lost two early wickets as Alyssa Healy, Devika Baidya & Tahila Mcgrath weren’t able to contribute anything. Sophie Devine & Megan Schutt gave the brilliant start that RCB needed the most as they haven’t started their last matches that well. Grace Harris was the best batter for UP Warriorz while everyone failed to help their team. Ellyse Perry removed the last threat they had and that was the in-form Grace Harris. She claimed Harris’ wicket for 46 runs in 32 deliveries. Perry also claimed the wicket of Deepti Sharma who was trying to settle in with Grace Harris. Sophie Devine took 2 wickets while Perry got three crucial wickets. The UP Warriorz side returned to their dugout for just 135 runs under 19.3 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore also got a poor start as skipper Smriti Mandhana returned to the dugout for a duck. The poor run of form continues for her and she has to make a comeback in the next game. Sophie Devine started with positive intent but Grace Harris dismissed her from the crease. Ellyse Perry also failed to contribute with the bat as much as she did with the ball. The showstopper had to be Kanika Ahuja who went on to be the match-winner for them. Royal Challengers Bangalore were in a very bad situation from where Kanika Ahuja pulled them out. She made 46 runs in only 30 deliveries with 8 fours & a six. Richa Ghosh (31) didn’t have to hit big shots but performed a crucial role for the team which was much needed for them. Royal Challengers Bangalore finally registered their first victory, a hard-fought victory, which will give them a huge boost before going against the WPL 2023 table toppers.