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WPL 2024: Jemimah and Capsey excel as Delhi Capitals defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run. DC-W vs. RCB-W

<p>The Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 run in the 17th Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 match at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, despite Richa Ghosh’s futile 51-run effort.</p>
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<p>Australian batswoman Sophie Molineux (33 runs from 30 balls) and captain Smriti Mandhana (5 runs from 7 balls) came to the crease as the Bengaluru-based team attempted to chase an 182 run goal. However, they were unable to provide the Bengaluru-based team with a strong start to the match, as Mandhana left the field for only five runs. In 1.3 overs, RCB was 9/1.</p>
<p>However, Ellyse Perry’s (49 runs from 32 balls) brilliant knock grabbed control of the situation, and it was sufficient to move the RCB to a better position. During her tenure on the crease, Perry hit seven fours and one six. Together, she and Sophie took the Royals to 89 runs in 11 overs when she was run out. Arundhati Reddy also removed Sophie, bringing the RCB down to 93/3 after 11.5 overs.</p>
<p>Richa struck quickly after Perry was sent out, reaching her half-century in only 29 balls. With a strike rate of 175.86, the Indian wicketkeeper hitter hammered four fours and three sixes. Together, Sophie Devine (26 in 16 balls, including two sixes and a four) and Georgia Wareham (12 in six balls) took the RCB very close to victory. RCB needed to score 17 runs in the last over after reaching 165/5 in 19 overs after the dismissals of Sophie and Georgia.</p>
<p>With two sixes, Richa gave RCB a chance to hold on. She was run out with two runs needed on the last ball, however, and the RCB lost out by one run. Conversely, the Delhi-based team gave an incredible exhibition of ball handling skills. With one wicket apiece in their individual periods, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Shikha Pandey, and Arundhati Reddy enabled DC to defeat RCB by one run.<br />
Shreyanka Patil was the standout bowler for RCB earlier in the first inning, destroying DC’s batting order with a total of 4-26. Rodrigues and Capsey, with their 58 and 48, respectively, were significant blows for DC.</p>
<p>Delhi Capitals chose to bat first and got off to a fast start with to openers Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma, who hammered home every chance to lose and helped their side surpass 50 runs in only five overs. After that, Lanning pounded Renuka Thakur Singh for four boundaries and twenty runs.</p>
<p>Asha Sobhana gave her side a significant breakthrough in the seventh over when she dismissed Shafali for 23 in 18 balls, including three fours and a six. After hitting five fours and scoring 29 runs in 26 balls, skipper Lanning returned to the pavilion in the next over, dealing DC yet another blow. DC finished 7.4 overs at 60/2.</p>
<p>Jemimah Rodrigues, a right-handed hitter, and Alice Capsey took over at that point, keeping the DC scoreboard ticking along. Then, Rodrigues scored 15 runs after swatting three boundaries off Sophie Molineux.</p>
<p>The pair pounded RCB bowlers all over the field while keeping Delhi’s scoreboard ticking over. In the game’s fourteenth over, Jemimah reached her half-century in scorching fashion. Capsey hit two consecutive boundaries off Asha Sobhana in the match’s seventeenth over, amassing 11 runs.</p>
<p>After Jemimah made 58 runs in 36 balls with eight fours and a six, Shreyanka Patil withdrew her from the game, ending her time at the crease. After 17.5 overs, DC was 157/3, ending their 97-run partnership. Marie-Claude</p>
<p>After that, Kapp joined the hitter’s group, and in the 19th over, the batter started her score with a six off Molineux. Capsey, a right-hander, maintained Delhi’s momentum, but one of the most spectacular deliveries of the innings was made by Shreyanka Patil, who removed the well-positioned batsman for 48 in 32 balls with eight fours. DC finished 19.1 overs at 176/4.</p>
<p>Shreyanka stopped Delhi’s fast-paced attack in the last over, dismissing Jess Jonassen in the same over and holding the home side to 181/5 in 20 overs.</p>
<p>Brief score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 180/7 (Richa Ghosh 51, Ellyse Perry 49; Marizanne Kapp 1/30) against. Delhi Capitals 181/5 (Jemimah Rodrigues 58, Alice Capsey 48; Shreyanka Patil 4-26).</p>

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