WPL 2024 Final: RCB Crush Delhi Capitals to Secure First-Ever Championship Victory

    WPL Final 2024, DC versus RCB: On Sunday in New Delhi, the Women’s Premier League 2024 final saw Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat Delhi Capitals by eight wickets. In 19.2 overs, RCB scored 115/2 after mauling Delhi for 113. After Ellyse Perry (35*) smashed the game-winning four, Richa Ghosh (17*) concluded the match. RCB’s run chase was off to a great start thanks to 32 from Sophie Devine. Shikha Pandey won the opener and was unable to expand on her lead. Meanwhile, Minnu Mani claimed Smriti Mandhana’s (31), wicket.

    At first, DC chose to bat after winning the toss. Delhi got off to a great start because to the early dominance of openers Meg Lanning and Shafali. However, Shafali was bowled out by Sophie Molineux for 44 off 27 balls. After eliminating Jemimah (0) and Alice Capsey (0) in the same over, the RCB spinner spearheaded her team’s rally.

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    Lanning, meanwhile, was unable to bounce back from her team’s early defeats. She finally went out for 23 off 23 balls after falling to Shreyanka Patil in the 11th over. Sobhana Asha scored twice to remove Marizanne Kapp (8) and Jess Jonassen (3) as the RCB applied further pressure. In the meantime, Radha Yadav left following a run out and Patil struck once more to eliminate Minnu Mani (5). In the 19th over, Patil claimed two more wickets, dismissing Taniya Bhatia (0) and Arundhati Reddy (10).

    Here are the key takeaways from DC vs RCB WPL 2024 Final:

    • Delhi Capitals earned a direct trip to the championship game by finishing first in the league.
    • In order to go to the final, Royal Challengers Bangalore had to defeat the Mumbai Indians, the reigning champions, in the eliminator.
    • Bangalore finished third in the league table.With 312 runs, Ellyse Perry is now leading the Orange Cap race. However, Mandhana (269), who is ranked fifth, and Meg Lanning (308), who is ranked second, are also contenders.
    • With 11 dismissals, Marizanne Kapp is leading the race for the Purple Cap. However, she will have to contend with third-placed teammate Jess Jonassen (11), as well as fourth-placed Radha Yadav (10).
    • Meg Lanning, the captain of DC, won the toss and chose to bat.
    • In the eighth over, Sophie Molineux removes Jemimah Rodrigues (0), Alice Capsey (0), and Shafali Verma (44), striking three times.Meg Lanning (23), Minnu Mani (5), Arundhati Reddy (10) and Taniya Bhatia (0) were eliminated by Shreyanka Patil.
    • Marizanne Kapp (8) and Jess Jonassen (3) are removed by Shobhana Asha, who also takes two wickets.In 18.3 overs, Delhi Capitals were dismissed for 113 runs.
    • In their pursuit of 114 runs, RCB reaches 49/1 in 8.1 overs as Shikha Pandey removes Sophie Devine (32).
    • Smriti Mandhana is eliminated by Minnu Mani (31).
    • In 19.3 overs, RCB reaches 115/2 and wins by eight wickets.

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