Bangalore continued their poor run as they lost their fifth consecutive match in the Women’s T20 League 2023 on Monday, March 13, at the Dy Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The Bangalore-based franchise suffered a nail-biting loss by 6 wickets against Delhi.
The star-studded lineup of Bangalore failed to deliver in both the batting and bowling departments. However, the script for the women’s side has gone how it has been going on for their men’s counterparts since their inception in the Indian T20 League as they were in similar situations many times when their faith was decided by other teams’ matches. The Smriti Mandhana-led team now have to win all their remaining three matches and that too with big margins.
However, that is not going to be easy as the matches will be against the UP, Gujarat, and Mumbai-based franchises on March 15, 18, and 21, respectively. But that’s not enough for them to turn their fortunes as they will be hoping that UP lose all their remaining games and Gujarat win only one match in the remaining group stage matches.
A brilliant all-round performance by Delhi
Talking about the match, Delhi opted to bowl first after winning the toss. And Bangalore again had a poor start as their skipper Mandhana once again failed and departed after scoring only 8 runs. And after that Sophie Devine and Ellyse Perry were batting very slowly which created pressure on themselves and Devine lost her wicket on the score of 21 runs after facing 19 deliveries.
Perry remained unbeaten till the end but her strike rate wasn’t impressive as she scored 67 runs off 52 deliveries which included 4 fours and 5 sixes. However, Perry got support from Richa Ghosh in the end and both stitched an explosive 74-run partnership for the 4th wicket and helped the team to achieve a fighting total of 150 runs.
Chasing the target, Delhi also had a poor start as they lost Shafali early. But skipper Meg Lanning and Alice Capsey counter-attacked with the latter looking dangerous. After Capsey got out, Lanning built a partnership with Jemimah Rodrigues before she departed. The right-handed Indian batter also lost her wicket but Jess Jonassen and Marizanne Kapp kept their nerves and took them to victory.
Here’s how fans reacted:
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— Viraj Deshmukh 🇮🇳 (@VirajDeshmukh77) March 14, 2023
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— Ekansh Rai (@EkanshRai11) March 14, 2023
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— Nakshatra Singh (@Nakshat) March 14, 2023
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