WPL highlights: Catch all key moments of match 11 as RCB Women beat UP Warriorz by 23 runs

In the last league game of WPL 2024 Bengaluru leg, the Royal Challenger Bangalore women beat UP Warriorz by 23 runs. With this win, the Smriti Mandhana-led team came back on winning ways.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore beat UP Warriorz by 23 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat UP Warriorz by 23 runs (Source: Twitter)

In the last league game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Royal Challenger Bangalore women beat UP Warriorz by 23 runs. With this win, the Smriti Mandhana-led team came back on winning ways, while UP continues to disappoint with the bat.

Smriti Mandhana continues her red-hot form!

In the highly anticipated clash at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, the UP Warriors won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB opted for a strategic change in their batting order, promoting Sabbhineni Meghana to open the innings. The decision proved fruitful, as Meghana provided a solid start.

She contributed 28 runs off 21 deliveries before being caught by Chamari Athapaththu off Anjali Sarvani's bowling. The standout performance, however, came from the skipper, Smriti Mandhana, who played a captain's knock.


Mandhana's explosive innings saw her amass 80 runs off just 50 balls, including 10 boundaries and three sixes. She was eventually caught by Poonam Khemnar off Deepti Sharma's delivery. The experienced Ellyse Perry continued the onslaught, adding 58 runs from 37 balls, featuring four fours and four sixes, before falling victim to Ecclestone.


Richa Ghosh, anchoring the innings in the latter part, remained unbeaten with a quickfire 21 off 10 balls, including two boundaries and a six. With the dynamic Sophie Devine joining her at the crease, RCB concluded their innings at an imposing 198-3 in the stipulated 20 overs.

Allysa Healy failed to finish the game!

In the second innings, chasing the target set by RCB, the UP Warriors put up a spirited effort but ultimately fell short, posting a total of 175 for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Alyssa Healy, leading from the front as the captain and wicketkeeper, played a scintillating knock of 55 runs off 38 balls.


It includes seven boundaries and three sixes at an impressive strike rate of 144.74. Kiran Navgire and Chamari Athapaththu contributed 18 and 8 runs, respectively, while Grace Harris and Shweta Sehrawat made quick but brief appearances.


Deepti Sharma emerged as a significant contributor to the innings, scoring a valuable 33 runs off 22 balls, featuring four boundaries and a six. Poonam Khemnar added a crucial 31 runs to the scoreboard, providing some momentum to the chase. However, the RCB bowling attack, led by Molineux, S. Devine, Wareham, and Asha Sobhana, picked up wickets at crucial intervals to keep the pressure on UP Warriorz.

Despite the efforts of the lower order, including Anjali Sarvani, the target proved challenging to achieve. The extras contributed 17 runs, comprising 15 wides and two leg byes. While UP Warriorz exhibited resilience, RCB's disciplined bowling display ensured they secured victory in this thrilling encounter.

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