Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Delhi Capitals Women, 2nd Match
Delhi Capitals Women won by 60 runs
Two games and two 200+ scores. This was not as one-sided as the tournament opener and Gujarat Giants, who were at the receiving end yesterday, would like to change that. They are in action next and take on UP Warriors. Switch tabs and catch all the action. See you on the other side..
Tara Norris | Player of the Match: Delighted. Meg and Shafali started well with the bat and the bowlers executed their plans. It is amazing to be here and delighted with the win. The first wicket is pretty special and will definitely take that.
Meg Lanning | Winning captain: It was a lot of fun, great venue to play at and the crowd was amazing. Great atmosphere. We were thinking about bowling but we weren't too concerned about batting. Was fun watching Shafali bat from the other end. It was a lot fun, we were smiling all the time. That's the great thing about this competition, you get to play with players you wouldn't have otherwise played with. We felt like it was a good score but it was such a good wicket so we knew we had to bowl well. It's great to begin the tournament with a win.
Smriti Mandhana | Losing captain: We gave away too many runs, around 20-30 runs too many. As a pace bowling unit, we didn't go about badly, that's something we'll take away from this game. We have back-to-back games, we'll have to take away some positives from the game before coming back tomorrow. We got plenty of starts, but couldn't continue and play a big innings. The wicket didn't change a lot, just needed someone to take it till the 20th over.
Marizanne Kapp: That's the nice thing about being an all-rounder, if you don't go well with the ball you can make up with the bat. It was good to come out and hit the ball cleanly today. Credit to our openers. I was really proud of the girls that came in after the openers, they played really well. It was my first game under Meg (Lanning), hopefully I can learn a few things from her going forward.
18:47 Local Time, 13:17 GMT: That is a comprehensive win for Delhi Capitals. They had batted Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the game and it was only a matter of their bowlers holding their nerves. Smriti and Devine got RCB off to a flier but with the asking rate being over 11 all the time, they could not keep up and Capsey accounted for the pair. Perry kept the scoreboard ticking but she was the first to go in a mini-collapse where RCB lost 5 wickets for 7 runs with Tara Norris being the chief wrecker. Knight and Schutt added a 50+ stand - the highest of the innings - to ensure the margin of defeat is not too much. Norris came back for her last over and completed her 5-fer by picking up Knight's wicket. Hang around for the presentations..
RCBW: 163-8 after 20 overs
19.6 Shikha Pandey to Schutt, FOUR, Delhi Capitals win by 60 runs. Schutt finishes off with back to back boundaries but it is the Capitals who are celebrating. Full delivery around off, Schutt steps down and drills the drive straight back past Shikha
19.5 Shikha Pandey to Schutt, FOUR, slower ball around off, Schutt waks down and slaps it straight down the ground. No chance for long-on
19.4 Shikha Pandey to Preeti Bose, 1 run, shimmies down and yorks herself, jams it to long-on and hurries to the other end
19.3 Shikha Pandey to Preeti Bose, no run, short ball around leg, Preeti pulls and does not connect
19.2 Shikha Pandey to Preeti Bose, no run, good length ball around off, Preeti charges out and swings wildly, no contact made
19.1 Shikha Pandey to Schutt, 1 run, angled in, Schutt walks across and flicks to deep backward square
Shikha Pandey [3.0-0-25-1] is back into the attack
RCBW: 153-8 after 19 overs
18.6 Jonassen to Preeti Bose, no run, floated up on middle and leg, Preeti prods forward and blocks it back
18.5 Jonassen to Schutt, 1 run, darted full and outside off, Schutt drives to mid-off and crosses over
18.4 Jonassen to Preeti Bose, 1 run, comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket, just a single
18.3 Jonassen to Preeti Bose, no run, flatter and around leg, Preeti misses the tuck and the ball rolls off the pad to short third
18.2 Jonassen to Preeti Bose, no run, slower and around leg, Preeti misses the nudge and is struck on the pad
18.1 Jonassen to Schutt, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, Schutt sweeps to deep square leg
Jess Jonassen [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack