WPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finally got their first win in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 season. Under the captaincy of Smriti Mandhana, RCB has registered this first win in their 6 matches. RCB registered a resounding victory by defeating UP Warriors by 5 wickets in 18 overs.
In fact, after losing the toss in this match, while batting first, the UP Warriors team was bundled out for 135 runs. Grace Harris played a stormy inning of 46 runs on 32 balls for the team, but this innings did not work.
Sharp edge seen in RCB bowling
Ellyse Perry made a stormy performance in bowling for RCB and took 3 wickets for 16 runs. While Sophie Devine and Sobhana Asha took 2-2 wickets to wrap up the UP Warriors team. After this, the rest of the work was done by the batters of the RCB team.
In response to the target of 136 runs, the start of the RCB team was very bad. The team had lost two wickets for 14 runs only. But from here Heather Knight and Kanika Ahuja handled the innings. Heather scored 24 and Kanika scored 46 off 30 balls. Kanika scored one six and 8 fours in her innings.
For her crucial innings of 46 that led @RCBTweets to her first victory, Kanika Ahuja is our 🔝 performer of the #UPWvRCB match from the second innings
View her batting summary 🔼 pic.twitter.com/sAzlUOHchz
— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 15, 2023
In the end Richa Ghosh won the match
In the end, Richa Ghosh took the lead and returned after winning her team while remaining unbeaten. Richa Ghosh played a sensible unbeaten inning of 31 runs in 32 balls in this match. Whereas the bowling of the UP team looked breathless. From there, Deepti Sharma took 2 wickets in her name.
20 years old Kanika did amazing
Kanika Ahuja, 20, was born in Patiala, Punjab. She has not been able to debut in international cricket till now. Off-spin all-rounder Kanika strengthens the team in both bowling and batting. Kanika has played 5 matches so far in the first season of this women’s league. This has been his best innings in these matches.