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WPL 2023 [WATCH]: Shikha Pandey takes a stunner to take away Heather Knight in RCB vs DC conflict



Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in match no. 11 of the Girls’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 on the DY Patil Sports activities Academy in Mumbai on Monday (March 10) and faced a close defeat by six wickets in a last over thriller.

Requested to bat first, RCB put up a aggressive whole of 150/4 of their 20 overs courtesy of a formidable knock by Ellyse Perry, who scored 67 off 52 balls. Richa Ghosh additionally contributed with a quickfire 37 off simply 16 deliveries. In the meantime, Shikha Pandey was the decide of the bowlers for DC as she took three wickets for 23 runs, whereas Tara Norris chipped in with one scalp for 25 runs. Aside from distinctive bowling efficiency, Shikha additionally took a surprising catch of Norris’ supply to take away Heather Knight.

On the fourth ball of the thirteenth over, Knight tried to smash Norris for a boundary however was caught by Shikha, who pulled off a stunner at quick high quality diving in direction of her left. DC gamers had been thrilled by the trouble and celebrated the dismissal, whereas Knight was shocked.

Right here’s the video:

Speaking in regards to the match, Delhi chased down the goal set by RCB with two balls to spare, ending their innings at 154/4. Alice Capsey was the highest scorer for her crew with 38 runs off 24 balls, hitting eight fours within the course of. Jemimah Rodrigues contributed with 32 runs, whereas Jess Jonassen scored fiery 29 runs off simply 15 balls to steer their crew to victory. Asha Shobana took two wickets for Bangalore, with Megan Schutt additionally selecting up one scalp however didn’t sail their crew by way of. Jonassen was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’ for her quickfire contribution.

Notably, this was the fourth win for Meg Lanning-led DC within the inaugural match, whereas for Smriti Mandhana captained RCB, this was the fifth consecutive loss within the occasion.


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