RCB Women’s Team Breaks Losing Streak with Victory Against UP Warriorz

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The Royal Challengers Bangalore women’s team had been struggling, losing five consecutive matches in the Women’s Premier League. However, a pep talk from Virat Kohli seemed to have worked as they finally won a game against UP Warriorz. Another loss would have meant the end of the road for RCB, but they managed to reach the modest target with two overs to spare.

Although RCB lost their top four batters early on, uncapped player Kanika Anuja and wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh stepped up to the plate and added 60 runs for the fifth wicket. Kanika’s innings of 46 off 30 balls and Richa’s unbeaten 31 off 32 balls secured the win for RCB.

RCB still needs help from other teams to make the playoffs, as the race is still open to determine which two sides will join Mumbai Indians in that stage. In the match against UP Warriorz, RCB bowled superbly, with Ellyse Perry being the most successful bowler, taking three wickets for just 16 runs off her four overs.

The match started with an inspired decision to give the first over to Sophie Devine, who put the Warriorz innings under pressure right away, sending back both openers in that over. Asha’s leg spin also came into play and got the ball to turn and bounce, resulting in her taking two wickets in successive overs.

A sixth-wicket stand of 69 between Grace Harris and Deepti Sharma ensured Warriorz had something to bowl, but Richa’s missed chance to stump Harris was made up for with her batting performance. Overall, it was a much-needed win for RCB, who will be hoping to continue their winning streak.

Staff Reporter

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