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WPL 2024 Match 9: Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets

Natalie Sciver- Brunt celebrates Mumbai Indians Women
Natalie Sciver- Brunt celebrates Mumbai Indians Women

The ninth game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru saw Mumbai restricting RCB to just 131 for six after opting to field. They then chased the target with seven wickets in hand in just 15.1 overs.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women 131/6 (20 ov)

Mumbai Indians Women 133/3 (15.1 ov)

Mumbai Indians Women won by 7 wickets


Match Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a torrid outing with the bat in the game. They lost five wickets for just 71 runs as Mumbai bowlers were all over them.

Big names in Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Sabbhineni Meghana, Rich Ghosh and Sophie Molineux were back in the hut early.

However, with pressure mounting, Ellyse Perry (44 not out: 38b, 5x4) held the fort for her team and bailed the side out of trouble. Georgia Wareham (27:20b, 3x4) supported her well as Bangalore posted a fighting total of 131 for six on the board. For Mumbai, Pooja Vastrakar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of two for nine.

Mumbai had a powerful start in the chase with the bat as they put Bangalore on the back foot. Yastika Bhatia (31:15b, 4x4, 2x6) and Hayley Matthews (26:21b, 3x4, 1x6) added 45 runs for the opening stand.

Later Nat Sciver-Brunt (27:25b, 4x4) and Amelia Kerr (40 not out:24b, 7x4) took charge and added 49 runs together that took their team close.

Mumbai chased the target with seven wickets in hand and bagged two important points.

Match Stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Smriti Mandhana - 2.3 ov), 2-31 (Sabbhineni Meghana - 4.6 ov), 3-33 (Sophie Devine - 5.4 ov), 4-42 (Richa Ghosh - 8.2 ov), 5-71 (Sophie Molineux - 12.1 ov), 6-123 (Georgia Wareham - 18.5 ov)

Mumbai Indians Women Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Yastika Bhatia - 3.5 ov), 2-69 (Hayley Matthews - 7.4 ov), 3-118 (Natalie Sciver - 13.3 ov)



Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women 

Mumbai Indians Women 


Match Details:

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024 14:00

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Toss: Mumbai Indians Women elected to bowl

Officials Umpires: Mohit Krishnadas(India) Pashchim Pathak(India) Abhijit Bhattacharya (India TV)

Match Referee: Varsha Nagre (India)

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