WPL: In the 19th match of the Women’s Premier League today, Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets. In this match, the team of RCB, who came to bat first, could score only 125 runs losing 9 wickets in their 20 overs. In response, the Mumbai team won the match in 16.3 overs by losing 6 wickets. Mumbai’s team has reached number one in the points table with the win in this match, while RCB had to end their tournament with a defeat.
Great win for Mumbai
Amelia Kar’s all-round play helped Mumbai Indians beat RCB in their last league match of the WPL. Mumbai Indians achieved the target in 16.3 overs after restricting RCB for 125 runs. This was ACB’s sixth defeat in eight matches. Kar hit four fours in his unbeaten 31 off 27 balls with the bat after taking three wickets for 22 runs in four overs. He got Mumbai out of a difficult situation by sharing a 47-run partnership with Pooja Vastrakar (19) for the fifth wicket. Chasing the target, Healy Mathews (24 off 17 balls) and Yastika Bhatia (30 off 26 balls) shared a 53-run partnership to get Mumbai off to a flying start.
But Harmanpreet Kaur and Nat Seaver Brunt could not stay at the crease for long after both returned to the pavilion within 8 balls. After this, Pooja and Kar batted carefully to bring the team closer to the target. Kanika Ahuja, however, made Pooja and Isabel Wong (0) walk in consecutive balls in the 16th over. Earlier, Mumbai bowlers proved the decision of bowling captain Harmanpreet Kaur right by winning the toss.
Mumbai bowlers amazing
Mathews and Saika Ishaq also bowled economically. Kar and Ishaq shared 13 wickets each and joined Sophie Eccleton on the top of the list of leading wicket-takers in the league. Having lost five matches in a row, RCB are left behind in the race for the top three teams that will play the two-match knockout round. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, were able to win this match after losing two consecutive matches.