WPL 2024: RCB gave target of 158 runs to UP

WPL 2024 The second edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2024) began with celebrity performances at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. The first match was played between the last edition’s finalists Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. Mumbai Indians maintained their winning streak by defeating Delhi Capitals once again. The second match is being played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and UP Warriors today i.e. on Saturday (24 February) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. UP Warriors won the toss and decided to bowl first. Sabbineni Meghna and Richa scored unbeaten half-centuries for Bangalore team, who came to bat first. Meghna scored 53 runs in 44 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. Whereas Richa scored 62 runs in 37 balls with the help of 12 fours. On the basis of brilliant half-centuries by Meghna and Richa, Bangalore could cross the mark of 157 runs. Bangalore has given the target of 158 runs in 120 balls to UP Warriors. Now it remains to be seen whether the UP team can chase this target.

Smriti Mandhana said this after losing the toss

We already knew this. There’s going to be a lot of noise and support. RCB’s fan base is like this. I think it is the same wicket as last night. If we play to our strengths then 175 runs will be a good score.

Alyssa Healy said this after winning the toss

We will have a bowl first. It is amazing to play on such a ground. We have to work with the ball. Poonam is going to play a big role, Chamari Athapaththu – our foreign recruitment will also play an important role for us. Excited to play here.

RCB vs UP: Head to Head Statistics

In the round robin stage during the first season, UPW won the first encounter against RCB at the Brabourne Stadium, while RCB avenged that defeat by registering their first win of the season in the reverse fixture at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. In the first match, Sophie Ecclestone (4 for 13) and Deepti Sharma (3 for 26) helped RCB bowl out 138 runs, before Healy (96 off 47 balls) and Devika Vaidya (31 balls) But 36 runs) did the easy job. UP had won by 10 wickets with seven overs remaining. Talking about the head to head statistics of both the teams, both the teams have played two matches so far and both have won one match each.

RCB vs UP: Pitch Report

The first match of WPL 2024 is going to be held at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The pitch here is considered favorable for batting. Many long fours and sixes are seen on this ground. The pitch here has always proved to be a beneficial track for the batsmen and even today the batsmen of both the teams will try to score big. Whereas in bowling, fast bowlers can get help in the beginning and spinners in the middle overs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore playing 11

Smriti Mandhana (captain), Sophie Devine, Sabbineni Meghna, Ellyse Perry, Richa Ghosh (w), Sophie Molyneux, Georgia Wareham, Shreyanka Patil, Simran Bahadur, Shobhana Asha, Renuka Thakur Singh.

UP Warriors playing 11

Alyssa Healy (wicketkeeper/captain), Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Kiran Navgire, Vrinda Dinesh, Poonam Khemnar, Shweta Sehrawat, Grace Harris, Saima Thakor.

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