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Last Updated: March 06, 2023, 22:41 IST
Hayley Matthews with an utterly dominating display, an all-round effort, 3 wickets first, and then a 77-run knock as Mumbai Indians chased down RCB’s 156-run target with 34 balls to spare. MI beat RCB by 9 wickets. Nat Sciver-Brunt also played a good knock of 55 runs, Preeti got the solitary wickets for RCB. Mumbai Indians remain at the top, with victories in two wins, and RCB remain in fourth.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Smriti Mandhana won the toss and chose to bat first, she made just one change to RCB’s playing XI, while Harmanpreet Kaur made no changes and named the same playing XI for MI which defeated Read More
Three wickets with the ball, and 77 runs with the bat, Hayley Matthews has been the difference maker for Mumbai Indians. Ironically, she went unsold in the first round of WPL 2023 auction, MI later got her on her base price. RCB no match for MI today.
Mumbai Indians make it two in two, what a dominating display this has been from Harmanpreet Kaur’s side. Hayley Matthews 77 and Nat Sciver-Brunt (55) help MI beat RCB by 9 wickets and consolidate their place at the top!
Matthews has been in splendid form today, completely dominates the RCB bowlers. Only 5 runs needed to win and six overs to go. Not RCB’s day. MI reach 151/1 after 14 overs.
Sciver-Brunt arrives to the party, a boundary and then a massive six. Matthews then gets two boundaries, RCB fielders also not helping themselves with misfields. A 20-run over this from Shreyanka Patil and MI are 145-1 after 13 overs.
Natalie Sciver-Brunt gets a boundary, and Matthews then chips in with 3 boundaries. Another 15-run over, wow, RCB are leaking runs and how. Matthews taking Mumbai Indians to a comfortable victory. MI 125/1 after 12 overs.
Nat Sciver-Brunt also joins the party, two back to back fours and then Matthews also gets a boundary. Devine has been dominated today. 15 runs from the over, a very expensive one, Mumbai Indians cross 100-run mark. MI 110/1 after 11 overs.
Hayley Matthews completes her fifty, 26 ball half-century and Mumbai Indians in complete control of this match now. Mumbai Indians reach 95/1 after 10 overs, they need just 61 runs in 60 balls.
Matthews goes after Renuka Singh now, two boundaries one towards fine leg, another towards backward point and a total of 11 runs from the over. Mumbai Indians reach 87-1 after 9 overs.
Mumbai Indians in cruise control in this chase, three boundaries from the 8th over and a total of 12 runs came from it. Matthews inching towards her fifty slowly. MI 76/1 after 8 overs.
Hayley Matthews looking into her zone, she has been in good form today. Two boundaries in the over against Megan Schutt end of the powerplay which Mumbai Indians will be every happy with. MI reach 54/1 after 6 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore get their first wicket, Yastika Bhatia was looking impressive but she has to depart after giving MI a good start. Mumbai Indians 45/1 after 5 overs.
Yastika Bhatia shows her class, good improvisation, collects a boundary to put Preeti Bose under pressure. After a dot ball, the Indian international smashes it down the square boundary to collect her second four. 9 runs from the over. Mumbai Indians 15/0 after 2 overs.
A good over from RCB’s perspective, just six runs from the first over. A little bit of yes no on the last ball between Yastika and Hayley but they decide not to risk it. Mumbai Indians 6/0 after 1 over.
Hayley Matthews is on strike, Yastika Bhatia in her company for Mumbai Indians. Renuka Singh Thakur begins the bowling and begins with a dot ball.
Mumbai Indians need 156 to win, they crossed the 200-run mark last time around, tonight they need much lesser than that, although they will be chasing this time around.
Schutt becomes the latest casualty, Amelia Kerr strikes again and RCB fold for 155 in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians need 156 runs to win. Perhaps a tad bit short of a fightworthy total?
Renuka Singh has come out to bat, and she will go back after one over, Amelia Kerr gets her right in front on the stumps, the Indian swings her bat but misses.
RCB down by 9 wickets, 155/9 after 18.3 overs.
Nat Sciver Brunt provides Mumbai Indians with another breakthrough, Shreyanka was looking good but she is caught plumb in front of the three stumps, she asks for a review but the third umpire stays with the on-field umpire. RCB down to 146/8 after 17 overs.
Shreyanka Patil makes her intentions clear, two boundaries in the over, 9 runs off it, RCB looking to change the gears. Patil will be key here if RCB have to reach a decent total. RCB reach 132/7 after 16 overs.
An eventful over comes to an end, Mumbai Indians leak a few runs from overthrow, although it brings the end to a disciplined over from Amelia Kerr who did well. Gave away just 8 runs in the over, RCBW 123/7 after 15 overs.
It’s the battle of the best as Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians square off against Smriti Mandhana’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 match 4 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
There’s a historic rivalry between these two franchises in the IPL, and now with Harmanpreet and Smriti at opposite ends, there’s a new chapter that’s going to be written in the WPL 2023.
Both teams come into this match on contrasting fortunes, while Mumbai Indians inflicted a massive 143-run defeat upon Gujarat Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Delhi Capitals by 60 runs.
Skipper Harmanpreet was in sublime form as she smashed 65 runs in just 30 balls and picked up the Player of the Match award as MI raced to the top of WPL standings, where they remain still.
Mandhana on the other hand was her team’s top scorer with 35 runs as RCB succumbed to a defeat and they are in fourth place in the table. The two legends of Indian cricket come face to face today and expect a cracking encounter between MI and RCB.
Ahead of the mouthwatering clash, here is all you need to know:
What date WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played?
The WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on March 6, Monday.
Where will the WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore be played?
The WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
What time will the WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore begin?
The WPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match?
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore WPL match will be televised on Sports 18 Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore WPL match?
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore WPL match will be streamed live on the JioCinema app and website.
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