DC Women had won the toss & elected to field first against RC Women. RCB Women had a shaky powerplay where they scored 29 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Smriti Mandhana was once again dismissed cheaply as she scored 8 runs in 15 balls. Shikha Pandey got rid of Smriti Mandhana & Sophie Devine. Shikha Pandey cramped the batters for room & bowled impeccable lines & lengths.
Sophie Devine was looking in sublime touch where she scored 21 runs in 19 balls and struck 3 fours. RCB Women were in a precarious position at 41-2 in 9 overs where batters were finding it tough to clear the fence. The bowlers were getting ample help from the pitch where there was a tinge of grass present.
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Tara Norris Takes Huge Wicket of Heather Knight
At the end of 12 overs, RCB Women’s score was 61-2. Tara Norris was bowling the 13th over and on the 4th ball of the over, Heather Knight had played a short at short fine where Shikha Pandey took a stunning catch. At that time, RCB Women’s score was 63-3 where Heather Knight was dismissed for 11 runs in 12 balls where she struck 1 four.
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Watch: Shikha Pandey takes a blinder
First the two wickets and now a stunning catch 😱
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Crucial Phase for RCB Women
RCB Women would need at least 140 runs to challenge DC Women where they have got a long batting lineup. RCB Women would be hoping that Ellyse Perry plays a scintillating knock of 70 runs where it won’t be easy for the new batter to go berserk from ball 1 where there is an uneven bounce in the surface.
DC Women skipper Meg Lanning would sense that they have got a golden chance to stamp their authority in the match. RCB Women doesn’t have a dangerous batter present at the back end of the innings where Richa Ghosh will have to bat responsibly. It won’t be wrong to say that this match is a do-or-die contest for RCB Women.
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