'Please iss team ko IPL khelne do' – Fans react after RCB post massive win against Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets

Smriti Mandhana and her Royal Challengers side easily overcame the challenger from Beth Mooney's Gujarat Giants side to win their second successive win in Women's Premier League 2024

Sarah Andrew
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RCB Women IPL Team (Source: Twitter)

The Chinnaswamy Stadium was buzzing on Tuesday as the RCB Women’s team won their second game of the season. Smriti Mandhana and her side beat Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets with 45 balls left to play. This win put Bangalore right on top of the table with Mumbai Indians. 

Earlier in the day it was Bengaluru skipper Smriti Mandhana who won the toss and chose to field first. Both sides went into the game without making any changes to their playing XI from their last game. 

Gujarat Giants had begun the season on Sunday with a loss to defending champions Mumbai Indians. At the toss Beth Mooney sounded confident about doing well during the game. RCB on the other hand had won against UP Warriorz by two runs thanks to Sobhana Asha picking a fifer. 

Bangalore romps home to easy win against Gujarat – 

Gujarat Giants continued their horrendous start to the WPL 2024 season as their bad batting form continued. On Tuesday Beth Mooney saw her side restricted to a mere 107 runs from 20 overs. 

Renuka Singh struck twice first to remove Beth Mooney for a duck followed by Phoebe Litchfield for 5. At one stage the Gujarat side was scoring at less than 4 runs per over. Veda Krishnamurthy was the next batter when she was dismissed by Sophie Molineux for nine. 

Harleen Deol had seen wickets fall around and held on to one end. The youngster perished with the score reading 50 in the 11th over. If it wasn’t for Dayalan Hemalatha the Bangalore side wouldn’t have gone past 100. The 29-year-old was not out on 31 runs off 25 balls as Sneh Rana scored 12 runs. 

RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana began scoring runs at a fast pace as she put the opposition bowlers to the sword. Sophie Devine fell for 6 but RCB had already scored 32 runs from 3 overs. S Meghana joined Smriti Mandhana and the two batters didn’t let the pressure get off the opposition.

Tanuja Kanwar got the second wicket when she had Smriti Mandhana out for 43. Meghana was not out on 36 as she found good support from Ellyse Perry who scored 23 runs off 14 balls as RCB won by 8 wickets. 

Here’s how the fans reacted –