New Delhi320C
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

MI vs RCB Eliminator Commentary

Results
Eliminator, Delhi, March 15, 2024, Women's Premier League, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 5 runs

Commentary

5:47 PM IST Right then, we have our second finalist, with Bangalore securing their spot and ending Mumbai's hopes of back-to-back titles. Meg Lanning's Delhi now stands in Bangalore's way, determined to do one better than last season and lift the silverware for the first time, especially in front of their home fans. Whoever emerges victorious, one thing is certain - we will witness a new champion crowned in the Women's T20 League. The summit clash in the 2024 Women's T20 League between Delhi and Bangalore will be played on Sunday, the 17th of March, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The first ball will be bowled at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT), but as always, you can join us early for the build-up. See you then. Cheers!
5:47 PM IST Ellyse Perry is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for her brilliance with both bat and ball. She says that it's really a good opportunity to play in the finals and the girls are very excited. Adds that it was a superb match for them and the spinners bowled really well at the end of the innings. She adds that they have come a long way since last year and they have really enjoyed each other’s company on the field. She talks about this being a team win and they are very excited and pumped to go into the finals.
5:42 PM IST The skipper of Bangalore, Smriti Mandhana says that it is yet to sink in. States that at the halfway mark, they thought they were 20 runs short. Adds that they bowled well and kept things tight. Feels that you obviously needed a special bowling effort when you have to defend 130-odd. Feels that Asha Shobana bowled a brilliant final over and kept her nerves while Shreyanka Patil had an excellent day with the ball. Adds that Sophie Molineux, too contributed with her 19th over. States that the wicket of Sajeevan Sajana was also important. Says that Perry is a legend of the game. Ends by saying that one day of good training and one day of good cricket is what they require now.
5:41 PM IST Time for the presentation ceremony...
5:38 PM IST Georgia Wareham is in for a chat. She says that ’she is not sure how they managed to pull it off. Feels that they fought hard till the end and every time they came in as a group, the talk was to hang in there and keep fighting. Shares that batting first worked well for them. Adds that Sophie Devine, Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry were the leaders and told the team to stay calm. On her six off the last ball, she says that she swung across as hard as she could and it worked for her. Mentions that it is really cool with the crowd rallying behind them and they will now look to go all the way.
5:37 PM IST The captain of Mumbai, Harmanpreet Kaur says that it was a good game of cricket but they did not bat well in the final overs. She adds that it has been a very good tournament for them but the end has been very poor for them. She talks about the league doing very well for Women’s cricket in India as many young players are coming up through this platform. Finally talks about it being tough on the players as they worked hard to reach here but unfortunately won't get to go ahead.
5:36 PM IST Earlier in the game, after Smriti Mandhana won the flip of the coin, she went with the trend of teams opting to bat first in Delhi. Runs on the board in a knockout game are always handy, but it was not a start that Bangalore would have envisaged. Sophie Devine returned to the top of the order and walked out to open the innings with Smriti Mandhana. After a 14-run first over, it went downhill in real quick time for Bangalore, losing both openers and Disha Kasat inside the Powerplay. Richa Ghosh just could not get herself going and eventually succumbed to the pressure of the dots. The onus was then on Ellyse Perry to bail Bangalore out of trouble, and she came through for her side. She took her time initially before changing gears when the time was right and got to her second fifty of the season. Georgia Wareham chipped in for the finishing kick and helped Bangalore reach 135. For Mumbai, Hayley Matthews and Natalie Sciver-Brunt starred with the ball with identical figures of 4-0-18-2, while Saika Ishaque took two wickets as well but was slightly on the expensive side.
5:30 PM IST As for Mumbai, they will be devastated by this loss and will be kicking themselves for not being able to get over the line, despite having the chase under control for most parts. The defending champions needed 20 runs off 18 balls and with 7 wickets in hand, you back the batting team to win it from there 9 times out of 10. Harmanpreet Kaur could not see her side through and her dismissal was certainly the turning point. In pressure games such as this, it all comes down to who holds the nerves better and Mumbai just crumbled under pressure there. In pursuit of 136 runs, Mumbai were off to a decent start courtesy of their opening pair of Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia. Like the openers, Natalie Sciver-Brunt could not convert her start after which Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr took the innings forward. Both batters played sensible cricket with the intention of taking the game deep and did not allow the required run rate to get out of control. After doing all the hard work, Kaur threw it away and neither of the incoming batters nor the set batter in Kerr could get the job done.
5:23 PM IST BANGALORE ARE FINALS BOUND! Bangalore have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against the defending champions to reach their maiden Women's T20 League final. Despite being able to recover from a shaky start, Bangalore ended up with 135, which was way below the average first-inning score of 181. As a result, they were in search of early inroads to put Mumbai under pressure. Shreyanka Patil gave them a breakthrough in the fourth over but they could not build on that scalp. Ellyse Perry and Georgia Wareham combined well in the middle phase but wickets in a heap were the need of the hour for them to surge ahead in the game. They did not get what they had hoped for but credit to Bangalore for hanging in there. Shreyanka Patil started the fight back for Bangalore with the wicket of the Mumbai skipper in the 18th over and they capitalised on that breakthrough. With 16 runs needed off the last two overs, Sophie Molineux bowled an exceptional penultimate over, conceding just 4 runs before Asha Shobana, who had 12 runs to defend in the final over, held her nerves to close out the game for Bangalore.
End of over 206 runs
MI: 130/6CRR: 6.50
Ball
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • W
  • 1
  • 1
1
19.6

Asha Shobana to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Floats it up outside the off stump and gets it to turn away. Amelia Kerr dances down the track and goes for a big shot but only manages to get an outside edge towards short third and gets a single. It is Bangalore who move ahead into the Finals of the Women's T20 League 2024.

1
19.5

Asha Shobana to Amanjot Kaur, 1 run

Tosses the ball up slow outside the off stump line. Amanjot Kaur gets back and looks to cut it but gets an outside edge towards short third for a single. Mumbai 7 runs off the last ball. Are we heading to a Super Over?

5:19 PM IST Amanjot Kaur walks out now with Mumbai needing 8 runs from the last two balls.
W
19.4

Asha Shobana to Pooja Vastrakar, no run

OUT! STUMPED! Asha Shobana sends back Pooja Vastrakar and the crowd roars again! Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and gets it to turn away. Pooja Vastrakar dances down the track and goes for a big heave but is completely beaten by the turning ball. Richa Ghosh does the rest behind the stumps and Bangalore gets another step closer to the victory.

5:17 PM IST Has Richa Ghosh done it again? Nicely tossed up by Asha Shobana and Pooja Vastrakar steps out for the biggie. She gets beaten in the flight and Ghosh is quick to disturb the stumps. The caught behind is checked first but there is no spike on UltraEdge. Vastrakar turns around but despite her efforts, she has fallen short of her crease.
2
19.3

Asha Shobana to Pooja Vastrakar, 2 runs

Fuller on the line of the stumps and Pooja Vastrakar steps down and slogs the ball to the left of Ellyse Perry at deep mid-wicket and the batters runs a couple.

1
19.2

Asha Shobana to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Flat and short outside the off stump line. Amelia Kerr stays back and swats the ball to long off for a single.

1
19.1

Asha Shobana to Pooja Vastrakar, 1 run

Floats the ball up on the off stump line. Pooja Vastrakar walks down the track and gets an outside edge towards short third man for a single and gets Amelia Kerr back on strike. Mumbai needs 11 off 5 now.

5:13 PM IST It will be Asha Shobana to bowl the final over. She has only bowled one over prior to this in this game, which went for 7 runs. Mumbai need 12 runs off the last over with Pooja Vastrakar on strike. Can Vastrakar be the hero for the defending champions?
End of over 194 runs
MI: 124/5CRR: 6.53RRR: 12
Ball
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • W
  • 1
1
18.6

Sophie Molineux to Pooja Vastrakar, 1 run

Nails a yorker, straight on the middle stump line. Pooja Vastrakar drives the ball to long on for a single to end the over. Mumbai need 12 runs off the remaining 6 balls now.

5:12 PM IST Pooja Vastrakar makes her way out to the centre now.
W
18.5

Sophie Molineux to Sajeevan Sajana, no run

OUT! STUMPED! What a huge twist in the game as Sophie Molineux gets rid of the dangerous Sajeevan Sajana! Brilliantly bowled flat and short ball outside the off stump line as she looks at Sajeevan Sajana stepping out and fires it fast. Sajeevan Sajana gets beaten and Richa Ghosh does the rest behind the stumps! Bangalore are right back in it!

5:10 PM IST Is that out? Richa Ghosh has taken the bails off in a flash and she looks confident that Sajeevan Sajana is out of her crease. The third umpire is called into action for a stumping appeal. He checks for caught behind first and there is nothing on UltraEdge. He then proceeds to check for stumping and yes, Sajana is indeed short of her crease.
1
18.4

Sophie Molineux to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Floats it up outside the off stump line. Amelia Kerr drives the ball straight to Smriti Mandhana at covers and runs a quick single.

1
18.3

Sophie Molineux to Sajeevan Sajana, 1 run

Pitches it fuller on the off stump line. Sajeevan Sajana drives it straight back into the stumps and runs a single off the ricochet towards long off.

0
18.2

Sophie Molineux to Sajeevan Sajana, no run

Bowls it flat and outside the off stump line. Sajeevan Sajana looks to play a reverse sweep but gets beaten.

1
18.1

Sophie Molineux to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Tosses the ball up on the off stump, resulting in a low full toss. Amelia Kerr drives the ball to long off for a single.

5:05 PM IST Sajeevan Sajana is the new batter. Mumbai need 16 runs off the last two overs. Sophie Molineux has been handed the task of bowling the penultimate over. Can she take it to the last over?
End of over 184 runs
MI: 120/4CRR: 6.67RRR: 8
Ball
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • W
W
17.6

Shreyanka Patil to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Shreyanka Patil gets the Mumbai skipper this time! Harmanpreet Kaur hits it straight down the throat of Sophie Devine at long on! Floats the ball up once again calling her out for a big shot and Harmanpreet Kaur steps down and goes for it, in the end only manages to hit it straight to Sophie Devine at long on who takes a reverse cup catch and ends the innings of the Mumbai skipper. Bangalore continue to fight.

1
17.5

Shreyanka Patil to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Bowls it short and on middle, Amelia Kerr goes back and punches it to long on for a single.

1
17.4

Shreyanka Patil to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Turning into the pads, on a nagging length, Harmanpreet Kaur paddles it to short fine leg for a run.

1
17.3

Shreyanka Patil to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Short and outside off, Amelia Kerr goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

1
17.2

Shreyanka Patil to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Just short outside the off stump. Harmanpreet Kaur drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

0
17.1

Shreyanka Patil to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

STUMPING MISSED! Harmanpreet Kaur gets a life at a crucial time of the game! Shreyanka Patil tosses the ball up outside the off stump line and Harmanpreet Kaur steps down and goes for a big one but the ball zips past the outside edge back to Richa Ghosh who fumbles it down.

End of over 1712 runs
MI: 116/3CRR: 6.82RRR: 6.66
Ball
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
4
16.6

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 4 runs

FOUR! Flighted ball once again on the off stump line and Amelia Kerr gets down on a knee and sweeps the ball to the left of deep mid-wicket where Ellyse Perry dives to her left but cannot prevent the boundary.

1
16.5

Georgia Wareham to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Pitched up on the off stump line. Harmanpreet Kaur drives the ball to long off for a single.

1
16.4

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Floats one up on the pads of the batter. Amelia Kerr sweeps the ball to short fine leg and runs a quick single.

0
16.3

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, no run

Short and wide outside the off stump. Amelia Kerr cuts it straight to covers off the back foot.

2
16.2

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 2 runs

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Amelia Kerr drives the ball to the right of sweepers and runs a quick couple.

4
16.1

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 4 runs

FOUR! Low full toss and Amelia Kerr gets her first boundary of the innings! Georgia Wareham tosses the ball up on the stumps and it ends up to be a full toss. Amelia Kerr slogs the ball to the left of deep mid-wicket and gets a boundary to start off the over.

End of over 1611 runs
MI: 104/3CRR: 6.50RRR: 8
Ball
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
4
15.6

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 4 runs

FOUR! Hammered by the Mumbai skipper! Harmanpreet Kaur takes on Ellyse Perry with style! Good length ball once again on the leg stump line and Harmanpreet Kaur launches the ball over mid on and takes it all the way over the boundary on the bounce.

1
15.5

Ellyse Perry to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Hits the length hard outside the off stump line. Amelia Kerr taps it late to third man for a single.

0
15.4

Ellyse Perry to Amelia Kerr, no run

Short and wide outside the off stump line. Amelia Kerr looks to cut it but gets beaten.

1
15.3

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Slower ball outside the line of the off stump. Harmanpreet Kaur taps it towards sweepers for a single.

4
15.2

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 4 runs

FOUR! Brilliantly executed shot for a superb boundary under the circumstances! Ellyse Perry hits the good length hard on top of the leg stump line and Harmanpreet Kaur gets down on a knee and plays a scoop taking the ball over the head of Richa Ghosh behind the stumps for a superb boundary.

1
15.1

Ellyse Perry to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Too short outside the off stump line. Amelia Kerr cuts it away hard towards third man for a single.

4:54 PM IST Strategic Break! Mumbai after 15 overs are 93/3 and still in need of 43 runs in the last 5 overs of the match. The defending champions have their noses in front with two experienced batters Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr out in the middle, who are going about their business sensibly. Bangalore need wickets in a heap to get back in the game. Smriti Mandhana turns to her strike bowler, Ellyse Perry. She has only one over remaining but can she make it count? Let's find out.
End of over 154 runs
MI: 93/3CRR: 6.20RRR: 8.60
Ball
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
1
14.6

Sophie Molineux to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Sophie Molineux closes out the over well. Darts this one in, full and on middle and leg, Amelia Kerr clips it between deep mid-wicket and long on. Kaur wants the second but Kerr sends her back. 4 runs off the over but Mumbai still have the chase under control, needing 43 runs in 30 balls.

1
14.5

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Bowls it full and on middle and leg, Harmanpreet Kaur turns this one to deep mid-wicket for a single. 3 runs off the first five balls.

0
14.4

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

Right in the blockhole, on middle, Harmanpreet Kaur gets her bat down and jams it out back to the bowler.

0
14.3

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

Fuller and slower, outside off, Harmanpreet Kaur goes for the big booming drive and miscues it back to the bowler.

1
14.2

Sophie Molineux to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Slanting into the pads, Amelia Kerr wrists it through mid-wicket for another single.

1
14.1

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Dishes out a low full toss, on middle and leg, Harmanpreet Kaur flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

End of over 149 runs
MI: 89/3CRR: 6.36RRR: 7.83
Ball
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
1
13.6

Georgia Wareham to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Full and on off, Harmanpreet Kaur works it down to long off and retains the strike with a single.

4
13.5

Georgia Wareham to Harmanpreet Kaur, 4 runs

FOUR! Oh, dear! Shradda Pokharkar lets it go through her legs and the pressure is released! Short and down leg, Harmanpreet Kaur hangs back and gets inside the line to swat it towards short fine leg. Shradda Pokharkar gets to her knees early and does not get her body behind the ball. The ball spins away a bit to her right and it goes past her for a boundary.

1
13.4

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Juicy full toss, on leg, Amelia Kerr is happy to clip it through mid-wicket for one.

1
13.3

Georgia Wareham to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

A bit of width on offer on off, full in length, Harmanpreet Kaur drives it crisply towards extra cover where Smriti Mandhana fumbles and concedes a single.

1
13.2

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Loops it up again, full and on middle, Amelia Kerr drives it down to long on to rotate the strike.

1
13.1

Georgia Wareham to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Offers flight, full and on leg, Harmanpreet Kaur knocks it down to wide long on for a run.

End of over 137 runs
MI: 80/3CRR: 6.15RRR: 8
Ball
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
0
12.6

Asha Shobana to Amelia Kerr, no run

Slows it up and bowls it short, around off, Amelia Kerr waits on the back foot and stabs it down on the off side. 7 runs off the over and the required run rate for Mumbai has now touched 8.

1
12.5

Asha Shobana to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Gives the ball air again and serves it full, outside off, Harmanpreet Kaur sweeps it to deep square leg to get to the other end.

0
12.4

Asha Shobana to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

This is short and flat, on off, Harmanpreet Kaur dabs it down to short third with an open bat face.

1
12.3

Asha Shobana to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Bowls it slower and shorter, outside off, Amelia Kerr punches it to deep cover for a single.

1
12.2

Asha Shobana to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Bowls it short at 73.9 kph, turning away, outside off, Harmanpreet Kaur cuts it to deep cover for a single.

4
12.1

Asha Shobana to Harmanpreet Kaur, 4 runs

FOUR! Harmanpreet Kaur welcomes Asha Shobana into the attack with a boundary! Asha tosses it up, full and near the tramline on off, Harmanpreet Kaur shuffles a bit and reaches out to drag the sweep to the left of deep square leg for a boundary.

End of over 124 runs
MI: 73/3CRR: 6.08RRR: 7.87
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
1
11.6

Shreyanka Patil to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Good stop! This is full and on leg, Harmanpreet Kaur paddles it fine on the leg side where Shradda Pokharkar at short fine leg dives to her right to keep it down to just a single. A good quiet over for Bangalore, just the 4 runs off it and Mumbai now need 63 runs in 48 balls.

1
11.5

Shreyanka Patil to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Drops it short again, on middle and leg, Amelia Kerr gets on the back foot and pulls it to the left of Asha Shobana at mid-wicket for one.

1
11.4

Shreyanka Patil to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Serves it full again, on middle, Harmanpreet Kaur drives it with a straight bat to long on to rotate the strike.

1
11.3

Shreyanka Patil to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Lands it full and around off, Amelia Kerr eases it down to long on and gets to the other end.

0
11.2

Shreyanka Patil to Amelia Kerr, no run

This is flat and short, on off, Amelia Kerr makes room and punches it to cover.

0
11.1

Shreyanka Patil to Amelia Kerr, no run

Drops it short and turning in, on middle, Amelia Kerr plays it back to the bowler.

End of over 119 runs
MI: 69/3CRR: 6.27RRR: 7.44
Ball
  • 4
  • 0
  • 4
  • W
  • 1
  • 0
0
10.6

Georgia Wareham to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

Slower through the air, fuller and on off, Harmanpreet Kaur lunges and blocks it out on the off side with a straight bat.

1
10.5

Georgia Wareham to Amelia Kerr, 1 run

Flighted delivery, full and on off, Amelia Kerr drives it towards wide long off and opens her account with a single.

4:37 PM IST Amelia Kerr walks out to bat for Mumbai.
W
10.4

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Georgia Wareham fights back and the crowd erupts! Wareham pushes it through this time and drags her length back a touch, on middle and leg, it is not short though but Natalie Sciver-Brunt still goes back and the ball skids through. It keeps low and beats Sciver-Brunt on the inside edge as she looks to work it across the line. It deflects off her back pad and crashes into the stumps.

4
10.3

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 4 runs

FOUR! More runs! Floats it up nicely, full and around off, Natalie Sciver-Brunt drags the sweep in front of square on the leg side. She cannot control the sweep and it goes in the air to the right of deep mid-wicket where Ellyse Perry gets around to her right but the ball evades here.

0
10.2

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, no run

Loops it up, on a fullish length, on middle and leg, Natalie Sciver-Brunt drives it backs ot the bowler.

4
10.1

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 4 runs

FOUR! Shot! Wareham drops it short, on middle, Natalie Sciver-Brunt stays low with the bounce and swivels to hammer the pull to the left of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

End of over 108 runs
MI: 60/2CRR: 6.00RRR: 7.60
Ball
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1(1NB)
  • 1(1WD)
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
1
9.6

Ellyse Perry to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

Hits the length hard just outside the off stump line. Natalie Sciver-Brunt pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

1
9.5

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Harmanpreet Kaur stays back and flicks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

1
9.4

Ellyse Perry to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Natalie Sciver-Brunt uses her hands at it and drives it to sweepers for an easy single.

1
9.3

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Nails a yorker on the off stump and Harmanpreet Kaur drives it hard to sweepers for a single.

1
9.3

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Bangs in a bouncer outside the line of the off stump and Harmanpreet Kaur looks to play an uppercut but misses it completely. Harmanpreet Kaur asks for a WIDE but the Umpire says NO. Harmanpreet Kaur takes a review to check the wide. The ball looks to be passing the batter way over her head and the decision is reversed to a WIDE! Free Hit coming up again.

1
9.3

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

NO BALL! Holds the length back outside the off-stump line. Harmanpreet Kaur looks to cut the ball but gets an inside edge onto the ground. The Umpire signals a NO BALL and a Free Hit is coming up.

1
9.2

Ellyse Perry to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Natalie Sciver-Brunt drives it off the front foot towards sweepers for a single.

1
9.1

Ellyse Perry to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Hits the length on the off stump line. Harmanpreet Kaur stays on the crease and flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

End of over 92 runs
MI: 52/2CRR: 5.78RRR: 7.63
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
1
8.6

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, 1 run

Fires it in, full and on leg, Harmanpreet Kaur glances it off her pads to fine leg and gets off the mark with a single.

0
8.5

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

Darts this one in, full and on off, Harmanpreet Kaur presses forward to defend it on the off side.

0
8.4

Sophie Molineux to Harmanpreet Kaur, no run

Turn and bounce outside the off stump, from a fuller length. Harmanpreet Kaur gets beaten as she looks to block it off.

1
8.3

Sophie Molineux to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

Scare for the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur! Sophie Molineux pitches the ball up on the leg stump line and Natalie Sciver-Brunt flicks the ball to square leg and runs a quick single. The fielder picks it up and throws it towards Richa Ghosh at the batting end who collects the ball and takes off the bails. Harmanpreet Kaur is struggling with the dive and the on-field umpire refers it to the third umpire. The big screen shows that Harmanpreet Kaur's bat is in the air when the bails come off but her bat was grounded inside the crease first during her dive and then it lost contact with the deck which saved her.

4:25 PM IST Is that out? Richa Ghosh has taken the bails off and Harmanpreet Kaur has had to put in a dive to make her ground at the batting end. Kaur's bat bounces off the ground when the stumps are disturbed but her bat was grounded inside the crease before it came up and she survives.
0
8.2

Sophie Molineux to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, no run

Fuller on the off stump line and Natalie Sciver-Brunt drives the ball straight to the hands of mid off.

0
8.1

Sophie Molineux to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, no run

Tosses it up outside the leg stump line. Natalie Sciver-Brunt looks to sweep the ball but gets a faint hit on the pads and the ball goes back.

4:22 PM IST The captain of Mumbai, Harmanpreet Kaur walks out to bat now. Also, Sophie Molineux (1-0-6-0) returns to the attack and she will relish the prospect of bowling to two right-handed batters.
End of over 86 runs
MI: 50/2CRR: 6.25RRR: 7.16
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • W
W
7.6

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Ellyse Perry gets the breakthrough Bangalore were looking for! Yastika Bhatia has to walk back to the hut! Hits the length hard on the middle stump line from around the wicket and gets it to nip back into the left hander. Yastika Bhatia looks to make room and drive it through the off side but the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat and bangs into the middle stump. Ellyse Perry punches the air with joy.

1
7.5

Ellyse Perry to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

A slower ball from a good length just outside the off stump line. Natalie Sciver-Brunt flicks it to the right of mid-wicket and gets a single.

4
7.4

Ellyse Perry to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 4 runs

FOUR! Short ball from Ellyse Perry at the body of the batter and Natalie Sciver-Brunt stays back deep in the crease and pulls it away along the ground to the left of fine leg and the ball races away to the fence.

1
7.3

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

Hits the fuller length outside the off stump line. Yastika Bhatia drives it to sweepers for a single.

0
7.2

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Bowls on a fuller length from around the wicket on the middle stump. Yastika Bhatia takes the front foot out and blocks it back to the bowler.

0
7.1

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Yastika Bhatia taps the ball to mid off, from the front foot.

End of over 77 runs
MI: 44/1CRR: 6.29RRR: 7.07
Ball
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
0
6.6

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, no run

Fuller and straight on the off stump line. Natalie Sciver-Brunt drives the ball back to the bowler on the bounce to end the over.

1
6.5

Georgia Wareham to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

Tossed up on the stumps. Yastika Bhatia steps down the track and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

1
6.4

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

Holds the length back on the stumps. Natalie Sciver-Brunt stays back and tucks it away to long on for a single.

4
6.3

Georgia Wareham to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 4 runs

FOUR! Streaky! Loops it up, full and a hint of away turn, outside off, Natalie Sciver-Brunt walks across her stumps to scoop it fine on the leg side. Gets an inside edge that goes through her legs and Richa Ghosh stands no chance there as the ball goes past her right leg for a boundary.

1
6.2

Georgia Wareham to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

Tosses it up now, full and on middle, Yastika Bhatia presses forward and clips it to wide long on for a single.

0
6.1

Georgia Wareham to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Pushes it through, short and on middle, Yastika Bhatia punches it to the left of the bowler.

4:11 PM IST Strategic break! This is a decent start for Mumbai in their pursuit of 136 runs. After Hayley Matthews's departure, Yastika Bhatia has taken on the mantle of finding boundaries and has looked to be positive, while Natalie Sciver-Brunt has only faced a couple of balls so far. Bangalore have not allowed Mumbai to get off to a flier here, but more than stringing dots, they need a couple of quick wickets to put the opposition under pressure. Smriti Mandhana turns to Georgia Wareham in search of a breakthrough.
End of over 66 runs
MI: 37/1CRR: 6.17RRR: 7.07
Ball
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
1
5.6

Sophie Molineux to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

Floats one on the stumps and Yastika Bhatia steps down and slogs the ball towards deep mid-wicket on the bounce for a single to end the over.

0
5.5

Sophie Molineux to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Fuller on the off stump line. Yastika Bhatia takes the front foot out and slices the ball straight towards point.

0
5.4

Sophie Molineux to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Just short outside the off stump. Yastika Bhatia stays back on the crease and taps it towards covers.

4
5.3

Sophie Molineux to Yastika Bhatia, 4 runs

FOUR! Flighted ball outside the off stump line and Yastika Bhatia steps down and drives the ball hard, beating the bowler to her right and then beating mid off to her left and the ball runs away to the fence.

0
5.2

Sophie Molineux to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Yastika Bhatia stays back and blocks it off towards covers.

1
5.1

Sophie Molineux to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

Floats it up on the stumps. Natalie Sciver-Brunt flicks the ball towards the mid-wicket area and runs a quick single.

End of over 54 runs
MI: 31/1CRR: 6.20RRR: 7
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
4
4.6

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, 4 runs

FOUR! Yastika gets it through and spoils what could have been a maiden for Perry. This is full and straight, at the stumps, Yastika Bhatia gives herself room and steps out to cream the drive in front of square on the off side. She beats deep cover to her left and picks up a boundary.

0
4.5

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Hurls it full again, on middle and leg, Yastika Bhatia taps it off the front foot to mid on.

0
4.4

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Continues to cramp the batter for room and lands it on a length, on middle and leg, Yastika Bhatia uses her feet to go back over the bowler's head but hits it straight to mid on. Four dots on the trot.

0
4.3

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Yastika Bhatia works it with the angle but straight to mid-wicket.

0
4.2

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

At 112.6 kph, fuller and slanting in, on middle and leg, Yastika Bhatia pushes it to mid on.

0
4.1

Ellyse Perry to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Bowls from around the wicket and lands it full, on off, Yastika Bhatia drives it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

End of over 45 runs
MI: 27/1CRR: 6.75RRR: 6.81
Ball
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 0
  • W
  • 0
0
3.6

Shreyanka Patil to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, no run

Goes full but slips it onto the pads, Natalie Sciver-Brunt fails to clip it away off her pads and misses as the ball rolls off her pads to short fine leg.

4:00 PM IST Natalie Sciver-Brunt walks out to bat for Mumbai.
W
3.5

Shreyanka Patil to Hayley Matthews, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Shreyanka Patil makes Hayley Matthews hit to the longer side of the boundary and gets the reward! Shreyanka stays around the wicket and serves it on a nagging length, on middle and leg, Hayley Matthews clears her front leg and tries to execute the slog sweep to clear deep mid-wicket. She does not get the desired connection and it goes only as far as deep mid-wicket. Georgia Wareham is aware of where the rope is and settles under the sky to reverse cup it in front of her face.

0
3.4

Shreyanka Patil to Hayley Matthews, no run

Comes from around the wicket and bowls it flat and full, on off, Hayley Matthews stabs it down on the off side.

4
3.3

Shreyanka Patil to Hayley Matthews, 4 runs

FOUR! Good shot! Floats it up, full and around off, Hayley Matthews lets the ball come to her and carves it up and over point for a boundary.

1
3.2

Shreyanka Patil to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

DROPPED! Disha Kasat puts it down! Not the easiest of chances but Bangalore have to hold on to every chance they get if they are to defend this total. Shreyanka bowls it full, on off, Yastika Bhatia skips down the track and looks to go over mid off. She ends up hitting it flat towards mid off where Disha Kasat moves swiftly to her right and stretches out but fails to cling on. They cross.

0
3.1

Shreyanka Patil to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Angles it into the left-hander, full and on middle and leg, Yastika Bhatia drives it with a straight bat to mid on.

End of over 313 runs
MI: 22/0CRR: 7.33RRR: 6.70
Ball
  • 1(1WD)
  • 4(4LB)
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 4
  • 0
0
2.6

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, no run

This is on a fullish length, outside off, Hayley Matthews steers it with an open bat face to backward point. A good over for Mumbai, 13 runs off the over.

4
2.5

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, 4 runs

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Hayley Matthews. Devine compensates by going on a short of a length, over middle, Hayley Matthews swivels in the crease and pulls it through square leg for another boundary.

4
2.4

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, 4 runs

FOUR! Matthews goes up and over! Devine goes full in search of swing but delivers it in the arc, full and on middle, Hayley Matthews holds her shape and lofts it over wide mid on. It almost went the distance for a maximum.

0
2.3

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, no run

Bowls it on a back of a length, on middle, Hayley Matthews is a bit indecisive with her footwork but adjusts well to go back and pats it to mid-wicket.

0
2.2

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, no run

Full again, on middle and leg, Hayley Matthews presents the full face of the bat and strokes it down to mid on.

4
2.1

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES! It is down leg, on a fuller length, Hayley Matthews goes for the flick but does not get any bat on it. It brushes her pads and beats Richa Ghosh to her left for a boundary.

1
2.1

Sophie Devine to Hayley Matthews, 1 run

WIDE! Looks to go full but slips it down leg, on a fullish length, Hayley Matthews tries to help it fine but misses. Wided.

End of over 23 runs
MI: 9/0CRR: 4.50RRR: 7.05
Ball
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
0
1.6

Shreyanka Patil to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Darts it back in again, full as well, on off and middle, Yastika Bhatia is happy to defend it on the off side. A quiet first over from Shreyanka, just the 3 runs off it.

0
1.5

Shreyanka Patil to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Fires it in, full and on middle, Yastika Bhatia blocks it out with a straight bat off the front foot.

1
1.4

Shreyanka Patil to Hayley Matthews, 1 run

Good stop! Short and around off, Hayley Matthews rocks back and punches it towards extra cover where Smriti Mandhana dives to her right and cuts it off. They cross.

0
1.3

Shreyanka Patil to Hayley Matthews, no run

Goes wide of the crease and gets a bit of extra bounce, short and over middle, Hayley Matthews gets on the back foot and dabs it to point.

1
1.2

Shreyanka Patil to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

Keeps it short and on off, Yastika Bhatia stays leg side of the ball and taps it wide of cover to rotate the strike.

1
1.1

Shreyanka Patil to Hayley Matthews, 1 run

Begins on a nagging length and gets a hint of turn into the batter, on middle and leg, Hayley Matthews hangs back and works it with the turn in front of square on the leg side for a single

3:47 PM IST Shreyanka Patil will share the new ball with Renuka Singh for Bangalore.
End of over 16 runs
MI: 6/0CRR: 6.00RRR: 6.84
Ball
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
1
0.6

Renuka Singh to Hayley Matthews, 1 run

Hayley Matthews is off the mark with a quick single! On a good length, on the off-stump line, Hayley Matthews drives it on the up to the left of mid off and opens her account.

0
0.5

Renuka Singh to Hayley Matthews, no run

Drags her length back to the right-hander and bowls it on middle, swinging in, Hayley Matthews covers the line of the ball and stabs it down on the leg side.

1
0.4

Renuka Singh to Yastika Bhatia, 1 run

Pitches it right up to the batter, outside off, at 103.9 kph, Yastika Bhatia drives it neatly with the swing to deep cover for a single.

0
0.3

Renuka Singh to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Much better from Renuka! On the fifth stump line, on a good length, Yastika Bhatia does not move her feet much and drives it to cover.

4
0.2

Renuka Singh to Yastika Bhatia, 4 runs

FOUR! Yastika Bhatia and Mumbai are away! Renuka slips it on the pads, on a length, Yastika Bhatia lets the ball come to her and flicks it nicely off her pads to the right of short fine leg for a boundary.

0
0.1

Renuka Singh to Yastika Bhatia, no run

Action straight away! Renuka Singh starts from over the wicket and goes full, shaping it away from the batter, Yastika Bhatia uses her feet and goes for the drive. The keeper, Richa Ghosh dives in front and snaffles it before going for an appeal. The umpire is unmoved though but Bangalore are convinced. There is nothing on UltraEdge. The on-field decision will stand and Bangalore lose a review on the very first ball. Ghosh seems to have injured her elbow while going for the catch but she is fine to continue.

Rate your Cricket Experience!
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Ok
  • Not Good

Match Details

Venue
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Toss
Royal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat
Series
Women's Premier League, 2024
Series Period
23 Feb 2024 - 17 Mar 2024
Match Day
15 Mar 2024 - D/N (20 - over match)
Umpires
Gayathri Venugopalan (IND), Parashar Joshi (IND) and Pashchim Pathak (IND)
Match Referee
Varsha Nagre (IND)
Streaming Platform
JioCinema
Broadcasting Platform
Sports18