Match Details

MIW vs RCBW 19th Match, WPL 2023

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MIW
129-616.3
Mumbai Indians Women won by 4 wickets 🏆
RCBW
20.0125-9
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14th Over:
1
4
2
1
0
1
 
= 9
15th Over:
1
1
1
2
1
1
 
= 7
Last Over:
1
wd
1
1
1
W
W
 
= 5
This Over:
4
0
0
4wd
 
= 9
MIWMIW - 2nd Innings
SessionOpenPASS
6 Over 4753
10 Over 8479
15 Over 115115
RCBWRCBW - 1st Innings
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6 Over 4532
10 Over 6056
15 Over 9579
20 Over 126125

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So that's it from the our end as the action now shifts to the final league fixture of the WPL this season with the UP Warriorz taking on the Delhi Capitals. The Mumbai Indians will be keeping an eye on this game as well as they look to finish at the top of the points table. 

That said, it was a complete performance from Harmanpreet Kaur's unit today and despite the few scares, they did manage to find their way through the finish line. 

The next game is about to begin in a few minutes, so make sure to tune in to that fixture as well. Until then, you take good care of yourself as this is Wali, Ayan and Manish signing off!
Amelia Kerr (Player of the Match): "I think it is nice to get the win. To turn it around, it shows some character from the team. It was a quick turn around for us and it's nice to come through. Things Seemed to go my way a little today. 10 an over was a good enough when I got there. Short boundaries help as well as they can go for it. The pleasing thing was the power play. We got off to a great start, but then we lost a few wickets. It was about playing some good shots. I had a good partnership with Pooja. We didn't have the pressure of the run rate on us."
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain of MI):  "Winning is always important to get the momentum going. When you lose, it can lead to a lot of negative feelings. Everyone was talking about how to win this game. In the two games, we were not able to do what we trying to do. But we discussed today as to how to go about it. For us, winning this game was important. When we got a good start, we were trying to chase it down inside 15 overs. After losing my wicket, we played a little more sensibly. Amelia is always keen to do well for the team."
Smriti Mandhana (Captain of RCB): “We tried to fight. Kanika bowled well. One of those days as a fielder when the ball goes in the air comes to you. We were below par today. We have a great team. We have a balanced team. We had some amazing players. The first four-five games didn't go our way. My personal form wasn't great. We didn't get great starts. Sometimes things don't go as you have planned. We will come back stronger next season. We have found some amazing youngsters in Shreyanka and Kanika. They have been fearless. It was pleasing to see as a skipper.

So that’s that and it’s the Mumbai Indians that have secured a win by four wickets over the Royal Challengers Bangalore!

Opting to bowl first, Harmanpreet Kaur’s side got off to a positive start as they dismissed Sophie Devine for zero through a run-out. Smriti Mandhana did get settled in and compiled 24 (25) before getting dismissed to Amelia Kerr. 

Heather Knight and Kanika Ahuja were dismissed for identical scores of 12 by Amelia Kerr. Ellyse Perry had a tough time out there in the middle as it took her 38 balls to score 29 before getting out - LBW to Nat Sciver-Brunt.

Wicket-keeper batter, Richa Ghosh did impress with her breezy 29 (13) which consisted of three fours and two sixes. Her little cameo at the end eventually got RCB to 125-9 from 20 overs. 

For Mumbai, Amelia Kerr showed her class courtesy her spell of 3/22 from four overs. Nat Sciver-Brunt and Issy Wong chipped in with two wickets each.

The run-chase did begin in a frantic manner as Hayley Matthews was given a few lifelines early on in the second innings. However, the opening duo of Matthews and Yatsika Bhatia did manage to make up for it as they contributed to a quickfire 53 run stand from six overs. 

Bhatia compiled a valuable knock of 30 (26) before getting dismissed to Shreyanka Patil, while Megan Schutt got the better of Matthews for 24 (17). Nat Sciver-Brunt 13(7) and Harmanpreet Kaur 2 (5) were sent back to the dugout by Asha Shobana and Ellyse Perry.

With the score being at 73-4, it seemed like RCB were clawing their way back into the game but that’s when Amelia Kerr and Pooja Vastrakar struck a match-winning 47-run partnership to swing the momentum back in favour of MI. 

Vastrakar scored 19 (18) while Amelia Kerr cruised her way to an unbeaten 31 (27)* and fulfilled her all-round duties for the day. 

Kanika Ahuja was the pick of the bunch for RCB with her 2 for 5 runs from the one over. Megan Schutt, Shreyanka Patil, Ellyse Perry and Asha Shobana contributed with a wicket apiece.

The score in the second innings was ultimately 129-6 from 16.3 overs. This win would do a world of good for Mumbai in terms of confidence as they now reside at the top with 12 points.

The MI unit will be hoping that the UP Warriroz do them a favour by beating Delhi Capitals in the game ahead so that they can directly be pushed to play in the finals of the WPL!

16.4 S Mandhana to A Kerr
4wd Fires it down the leg side, Kerr looks to work it away and misses it. The ball is missed by the keeper as the ball races away for five wides to end the contest. So, the winning runs have come here as MI Women wins this game by 4 wickets.  
16.3 S Mandhana to A Kerr
0 Short of a length here, Kerr plays it to covers. 
16.2 S Mandhana to A Kerr
0 Fuller length around off, Kerr defends to covers. 
16.1 S Mandhana to A Kerr
4 FOUR! Bowls it on the legs, Kerr pulls it away to deep square leg as the ball races away to the fence. Shorter in length here. 
OVER 16
Mumbai Indians Women
120/6
Amanjot Kaur
0(0)
Amelia Kerr
27(24)
Kanika Ahuja
2-5(1.0)
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New batsman on crease
Career
  • MATCHES7
  • RUNS24
  • SR100.00
  • AVG8.00
15.6 K Ahuja to I Wong
W WICKET! Flighted outside off, Wong uses her feet and lofts it straight into the hands of Mandhana at short covers. Wong departs for a golden duck as Ahuja has two wickets in the over here. 
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New batsman on crease
Career
  • MATCHES7
  • RUNS61
  • SR135.00
  • AVG20.00
6:33 PM IST: With a 47-run stand between Vastrakar and Kerr at the middle, the game is now well and truly in favour of Mumbai Indians to get the win! 
15.5 K Ahuja to P Vastrakar
W WICKET! Tosses it up here, Vastrakar looks to go for the big one and skies this straight up in the air. Mandhana spots it and takes a good catch here. It was swirling, but she did well to hold on here. Vastrakar departs here as the 5th wicket goes down here for 120. We will pause for a quick time out break. 
15.4 K Ahuja to A Kerr
1 Fuller length around off, Kerr uses her feet to drill it to long-on for a single.