RCB have now been beaten in each of their five Women's Premier League matches in 2023, as their batters failed to compile a defendable total
Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore 150-4, Delhi Capitals 154-4 - Delhi Capitals won by six wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore's losing streak in the WPL shows no signs of ending, after Delhi Capitals eased to victory at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
RCB have now been beaten in each of their five Women's Premier League matches in 2023, as their batters failed to compile a defendable total.
Ellyse Perry made a sparky 67 not out from 52 balls, and Richa Ghosh came good at the death in hitting 37 from 16 - including three sixes - but the late assault was not enough to cause the Capitals problems.
Smriti Mandhana's painstaking 8 from 15 at the top of the order, plus a slovenly start from Sophie Devine (21 from 19) gave the middle order too much to do in the second half of the innings.
By the time Devine was dismissed by Shikha Pandey with the final delivery of the ninth over, RCB had managed just 41 runs.
Pandey, who also picked up the wickets of Mandhana and Ghosh, finished with terrific figures of 3 for 23. Marizanne Kapp went wicketless but a miserly spell of 0 for 18 in four overs set the tone.
A 6⃣ & 4⃣ from @JJonassen21 to seal the chase in style 😎— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 13, 2023
🔙 to 🔙 victories in the #TATAWPL for @DelhiCapitals 🙌🏻
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In response, Meg Lanning went cheaply (15) while Shafali Verma was bowled by Megan Schutt for a first-ball duck, but the chase soon found rhythm.
Alice Capsey hit 38 in 24 balls, while Jemimah Rodrigues and Marizanne Kapp each made 32 at around a run a ball, before Jess Jonassen added 29 from 15 deliveries at the death.
Delhi sit second in the standings as a result of this victory, with the same number of points (8) as Mumbai Indians, having played a game more. Their net run rate is considerably inferior to their rivals, however.