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UPW Women vs RCB Women, 13th Match at Navi Mumbai, WPL, Mar 15 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
13th Match (N), DY Patil, March 15, 2023, Women's Premier League
(18/20 ov, T:136) 136/5

RCB Women won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
46 (30) & 2 catches
kanika-ahuja
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George | Comms: Srinidhi and Ekanth
Scorecard summary
UP Warriorz Women 135/10(19.3 overs)
46 (32)
3/16 (4)
Royal Challengers Bangalore Women 136/5(18 overs)
end of over 1812 runs
RCB-W: 136/5CRR: 7.55 
Shreyanka Patil5 (3b 1x4)
Richa Ghosh31 (32b 3x4 1x6)
Deepti Sharma 4-0-26-2
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-20-1

Royal Challengers finally win to ensure there are no more winless teams in the Women's Premier League. The result today keeps the fight for the third spot open. Delhi Capitals will have a chance towards sealing their playoffs spot tomorrow. Hope to see you then. For now, I'm Ekanth, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Srinidhi, and our scorer, Binoy.

Vinod Rajpal: "RCB: Good Times !"

Kanika Ahuja is the POTM: I just wanted to win a game for RCB. Since childhood, I have hit big sixes. My cricketing journey was difficult in Patiala initially but things are getting better. I've been in similar situations playing for Punjab, so I enjoy the pressure. The atmosphere in the team was a bit low when we were losing but we remained positive. The win today was great.

Smriti Mandhana, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain: We were tensed but Kanika and Richa's stand got us through. Very proud of Kanika. I think the camera showed I was nervous initially and we had to get a win at least today. But Kanika and Richa played really well. Kanika's approach is brilliant. Indian players are more technical but her flair was brilliant to see. Big thanks to the loyal supporters, they were supporting even when they weren't in great positions. This one's for them.

V Sundar: "Atlast, RCB have moved from 5th place in points table!!!!"

Richa Ghosh: Felt good when there was just one run at the end, and to give Shreyanka the strike. The energy was different today with nothing to lose. Feels great to finally win. When the top four fell, I thought we needed to bide time and build a partnership. The plans were executed well with the ball. There was movement for the seamers and some turn for spinners. Last game, we got momentum but not the win. We improved on that today.

Alyssa Healy, Warriorz Captain: You look at RCB and they were due. We played hard after putting up an under-par score and weren't good enough. The wicket was tacky early on. Losing three wickets early on wasn't good. It was gripping when the ball was relatively new. Ultimately 130 wasn't good enough. Full credit to RCB, they are a good side. Bit scary for the two sides playing them in the future.

10:50pm: Celebrations in the dug out. End-to-end smiles in the faces, Schutt gives Shreyanka and Richa hugs as RCB seal their first win. RCB got the perfect start and finish with the ball but were not clinical. They allowed Harris and Deepti to take Warriorz to 135. Devine got 14 off the first over with the bat but her wicket led to Mandhana failing again. Knight kept going despite the wickets. The wobble continued with Perry and Knight falling not too far from each other. But Richa's calm and 20-year-old Ahuja's brilliance stitched a 60-run stand that took them to safe shores. Deepti,

Ankit: "Finally!!!!"

Virat: "ufffffffffffffff... Ha Ha claps, jumps, fist bumps.. -RCB fan"

17.6
1
Sharma to Patil, 1 run

Shreyanka finishes the game with a fine paddle sweep. Went across and played the shot delicately from the stumps. It was flat on middle. Shreyanka and Richa were celebrating as they took off for the run

17.5
1
Sharma to Ghosh, 1 run

Top edge off the slog sweep goes through slip, short third runs to the deep. Richa says no to the second despite it being on to give Shreyanka the chance to hit the winning run.

17.4
Sharma to Ghosh, no run

Yorker outside off, misses this time

17.3
Sharma to Ghosh, no run

Yorker outside off, jammed off the bottom to the slip area

17.2
4
Sharma to Ghosh, FOUR runs

Low fully is whipped away through midwicket and that could be the closer. In the gap and RCB need just two

17.1
6
Sharma to Ghosh, SIX runs

Slog sweep brings about a 78-metre six. Was tossed up and full, Ghosh lashed it across the line

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
RCB-W: 124/5CRR: 7.29 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Shreyanka Patil4 (2b 1x4)
Richa Ghosh20 (27b 2x4)
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-20-1
Deepti Sharma 3-0-14-2
16.6
4
Ecclestone to Patil, FOUR runs

Lucky four to fine leg takes the equation from 16 needed off 19 to 12 off 18. Shreyanka this time, went across too early. Ecclestone tried repeating the full-on-leg trick but it missed by a whisker. Healy couldn't get across to stop it

16.5
Ecclestone to Patil, no run

Full outside off, beaten on the drive

16.4
W
Ecclestone to Ahuja, OUT

Kanika Ahuja goes too far across and loses her leg stump. Her 46 should be a match-winning knock but won't see it through. The batter went across very early and Ecclestone hurled in a yorker to beat the sweep and hit timber. The bowler celebrates with a heart-shaped hand gesture

Kanika Ahuja b Ecclestone 46 (30b 8x4 1x6 45m) SR: 153.33
16.3
1
Ecclestone to Ghosh, 1 run

Slog sweeps, limited timing. Anjali runs to the right and gets it on the bounce. Does well to stop it while running to the right. Was a full ball on middle, Richa stayed leg side while playing the shot

Gokul: "Think is increasingly frustrating to see Deepthi do her non-action, like there is no need to even do that every over"

16.2
Ecclestone to Ghosh, no run

Driven to the deep to cover

16.1
Ecclestone to Ghosh, no run

Full ball is hit in front.

end of over 165 runs
RCB-W: 119/4CRR: 7.43 RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Richa Ghosh19 (24b 2x4)
Kanika Ahuja46 (29b 8x4 1x6)
Deepti Sharma 3-0-14-2
Grace Harris 3-0-28-1

Vishwa: "Wonder how Richa is so calm!!"

Timeout

15.6
1
Sharma to Ghosh, 1 run

Full ball is driven to long-off

15.5
1
Sharma to Ahuja, 1 run

Tossed up a bit short and is down leg, Kanika goes down leg and the track to try and slog it over midwicket. Doesn't connect, gets it to the deep

Meetu: "@ekanth. Enough with the made-up adjectives! Reachy? What next? Covery drivy? Pully hooky? Reversy sweepy? Offy cutty?" Lol sorry. Just working with limited vocabulary. But I don't know if the shots are adjectives but they sound better than existing names.

15.4
Sharma to Ahuja, no run

Full ball outside off is driven with power to cover

False alarm from Deepti. Action completed, ball not delivered

15.3
1
Sharma to Ghosh, 1 run

Very full at the stumps, skews a flick to long-on

15.2
1
Sharma to Ahuja, 1 run

Down the ground, whips along the ground after getting to the pitch to long-on

15.1
1
Sharma to Ghosh, 1 run

Yorker is dug out defensively towards midwicket, Deepti runs across quickly but can't prevent the single

Deepti's back, can she cut Rav's cost? "So whom and how should I send the biryani? "

end of over 159 runs
RCB-W: 114/4CRR: 7.60 RRR: 4.40 • Need 22 from 30b
Richa Ghosh16 (21b 2x4)
Kanika Ahuja44 (26b 8x4 1x6)
Grace Harris 3-0-28-1
Sophie Ecclestone 3-0-15-0

Ayush Falor : "Missed a big trick by not bowling McGrath today"

14.6
1
Harris to Ghosh, 1 run

Shortish but spins big again. Pitched well outside off, came to off almost. Cut to the edge of the ring at cover

14.5
Harris to Ghosh, no run

Length outside off, defended to point

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
KS Ahuja
46 runs (30)
8 fours1 six
Productive shot
slog shot
15 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
77%
GM Harris
46 runs (32)
5 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
69%
Best performances - bowlers
EA Perry
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
SFM Devine
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore Women, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-20.50
Match days15 March 2023 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore Women 2, UP Warriorz Women 0