Twitter erupts as Royal Challengers Bangalore thump Delhi Capitals to clinch the WPL 2024 title

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) etched their name in history on Sunday, finally breaking their trophy drought across franchise leagues by clinching the Women’s Premier League (WPL) title. They defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by a convincing eight-wicket margin at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Successful run-chase by Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chasing a modest target of 114 set by DC, RCB openers Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine laid a solid foundation for the chase. Mandhana anchored the innings with a composed knock, while Devine provided the early impetus with her aggressive batting style. Ellyse Perryand Richa Ghosh also chipped in with valuable runs later in the innings, guiding RCB comfortably over the finish line in the final over.

RCB spinners restrict DC for 113

Earlier, it was the RCB bowling attack that shone brightly. Off-spinner Shreyanka Patil emerged as the wrecker-in-chief, claiming a career-best four wickets and restricting DC to a paltry 113 runs in their allotted overs. Left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux also played a crucial role, picking up a crucial wicket-taking over that dismissed the dangerous trio of Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues and Alice Capsey, effectively derailing the DC batting momentum. Molineux’s three wickets, combined with Patil’s haul, propelled RCB to a position of dominance.

This victory marks a historic moment for RCB, who have struggled to secure a title in the men’s Indian Premier League (IPL) despite reaching the finals on multiple occasions. Their triumph in the WPL signifies a significant accomplishment and will be a huge confidence booster for the franchise moving forward.

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While RCB celebrates their maiden title win, the Delhi Capitals camp will be left to rue missed opportunities and plan for a stronger comeback next season. The WPL has concluded its second successful season, showcasing the immense talent and growing popularity of women’s cricket in India.

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