WPL 2024, DC vs RCB: Richa Ghosh's Valiant 51 In Vain As Royal Challengers Bangalore Lose To Delhi Capitals In Final Over Thriller

WPL 2024, DC vs RCB: Richa Ghosh's Valiant 51 In Vain As Royal Challengers Bangalore Lose To Delhi Capitals In Final Over Thriller

With 17 runs off the last six balls required to win, Richa Ghosh smashed 15 runs but fell two runs of achieving the target after Ghosh was run out while completing a single at non-striker's end.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, March 10, 2024, 11:36 PM IST
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Delhi Capitals overcome Richa Ghosh's juggernaut | Credits: Twitter

Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh valiant effort went down in drain as her team suffered a narrow 1-run defeat to Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, March 10.

With a target of 182, Royal Challengers Bangalore were restricted to 180/7 in 20 overs. With 17 runs off last six balls required to win, Richa Ghosh smashed 15 runs but fell two runs of achieving the target after Ghosh was run out while completing a single at non-striker's end.

Richa Ghosh played a knock of 51 off 29 balls but ended up on a losing note in the final over thriller. Ellyse Perry and Sophie Devine scored 49 and 29 balls. Georgia Wareham (12) and Disha Kasat (0) failed to step up when the team needed them the most and the entire pressure fell on Richa Ghosh.

For Delhi Capitals, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy scalped two wickets each. Jenn Jonassen effected a crucial run out of Richa Ghosh on the final ball of the final over.

After opting to bat first, Delhi Capitals were off to a great start to their innings opening pair of skipper Meg Lanning and Shefali Verma formed 54-run partnership before the latte was dismissed for 23. Then, the hosts lost skipper Lanning for 29 at 60/2.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Alice Capsey guide DC to a solid total

Following Meg Lanning's wicket, Jemimah Rodrigues and Alice Capsey carried on Delhi Capitals' batting. The pair frustrated the Royal Challengers Bangalore with their batting exploits.

Jemimah and Capsey formed a brilliant 97-run partnership for the third wicket until the former was dismissed at 157/3. Jemimah Rodrigues shut the critics with a brilliant innings of 58 off 36 balls at an impressive strike rate of 161.11. Then, Alice Capsey stay at the crease came to an end after she was dismissed for 48 off 32 at 176/4.

Jenn Jonassen had a very short stay at the crease after being dismissed for 1 at 179/5. At the end of 20 overs, DC posted a total of 180/5 in 20 overs, with Marizanne Kapp and Radha Yadav batting on 12 and 1, respectively.

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Shreyanka Patil led the bowling attack with four-wicket haul, while Asha Shobana picked a wicket.

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