Mumbai Indians Women vs RCB Women Eliminator Highlights

Mumbai Indians Women and the Royal Challengers Bangalore Women faced off against each other on 15 March 2024. The winner is going to play the final against the Delhi Capitals women. While the loser will get knocked out. Both teams had a challenging tournament this year. But, both teams have emerged victorious with the POV that they have reached this moment of the tournament.

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So, who will play the final against the Delhi girls? Continue reading to know that.

Match details

Match number21
Date15 March 2024
Time7:30 PM
VenueArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
UmpiresGayathri Venugopalan
Parashar Joshi
TV UmpirePashchim Pathak
Reserve UmpireAbhijit Bhattacharya
Match RefereeVarsha Nagre

Playing Eleven

Mumbai Indians Women Royal Challengers Bangalore Women
Hayley MatthewsSmriti Mandhana (c)
Yastika Bhatia (w)Sophie Molineux
Nat Sciver-BruntEllyse Perry
Harmanpreet Kaur (c)Sophie Devine
Amelia KerrRicha Ghosh (w)
Amanjot KaurGeorgia Wareham
Pooja VastrakarDisha Kasat
S SajanaShreyanka Patil
Humaira KaziAsha Sobhana
Shabnim IsmailShraddha Pokharkar
Saika IshaqueRenuka Thakur Singh

Match Summary

RCB Women won the toss and chose to Bat first. 
RCB Women 135-6
Ellyse Perry 66 (50)Hayley Matthews 2-18
Georgia Wareham 18 (10)Nat Sciver-Brunt 2-18
Richa Ghosh 14 (19)Saika Ishaque 2-27
TARGET = 136 runs
Mumbai Indians Women 130-6
Harmanpreet Kaur 33 (30)Shreyanka Patil 2-16
Amelia Kerr 27 (25)Sophie Molineux 1-16
Nat Sciver-Brunt 23 (17)Asha Sobhana 1-13
RESULT =  RCB Women won by 5 runs
PoM = Ellyse Perry

First Innings

  • Things were quite unstable for the RCB Women once the innings started. However, the batters made it possible to post a somewhat defendable total.
  • Perry and Richa Ghosh joined forces to try to restore some normality. However, Mumbai provided little freebies with the ball, and their fielding was excellent.
  • Ghosh dropped for a 19-ball 14 while attempting a huge shot. Molineux, too, struggled to get going, becoming Sciver-Brunt’s second wicket.
  • Perry, who had a six-fer in the last match, batted brilliantly. Hit boundaries frequently and remained cool although losing teammates on the other end.
  • Georgia Wareham followed her in the 16th over, and the combination secured that RCB reached a decent total by hitting 51 runs in the final five overs.
  • RCB will have a hard time defending this total. Still, let’s see what happens.

Second Iinngs

  • This was not the total Mumbai Indians who didn’t hope to fail to chase. However, regular wickets from RCB bowlers contained the MI batters.
  • Harmanpreet and Amelia were the only players from MI who showed some hope for the fans. But they too couldn’t take their team past the finish line.
  • From RCB, Shreyanka Patil, Sophie Molineux, and other bowlers did their best to make sure they won.
  • Overall, this was a good day for Royal Challengers.

Player of the tournament

Perry won the player of the match award for her all-round performance What a match it was for her. The runs she made, and the crucial wicket she took made it possible for RCB Women to win this match and get a ticket to play the final.

What’s next? DC vs RCB

Now, RCB women and the DC women will play the final for the second season of WPL. Mumbai Indians, the defending champions almost had a chance to defend their title and become the most successful franchise to WPL, just like their male counterpart. However, the RCB bowlers defended the smaller target, enabling the team to win the match and get a chance to win the trophy. Maybe the RCB girls can win the title. This will be something their male counterpart couldn’t do in the IPL. Well, some motivation for Kohli and Co?

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