WPL 2023: Delhi Capitals Clinch Victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore

In the 2023 WPL season, the 11th match was held at DY Patil Stadium, resulting in DC's triumph over RCB by 6 wickets. Regrettably for RCB, this defeat adds to their string of five consecutive losses in the tournament.

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Delhi Capitals Clinch Victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore

The 11th match of the Women's Premier League (WPL) season saw an exciting clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the DY Patil Stadium. With DC winning the toss and electing to field first, RCB set a target of 150 runs in their allotted 20 overs. However, DC displayed a remarkable batting performance, achieving victory with just two balls to spare. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the match, highlighting key moments and standout performances.


RCB's Struggle Continues
RCB's campaign in WPL 2023 has been challenging thus far, as they faced their fifth consecutive defeat in this match. Despite a promising start, with a calculated approach in the initial overs, RCB failed to maintain their momentum and were restricted to a total of 150 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Captain Smriti Mandhana's dismissal early on was a significant blow, but Ellyse Perry's unbeaten 67-run innings helped RCB reach a competitive score.

DC's bowlers, led by Shikha Pandey and Tara Norris, displayed excellent skills, taking crucial wickets to control RCB's run rate. Pandey's three wickets, including the dismissal of Mandhana, proved vital in restricting RCB's total.

DC's Successful Chase
With a target of 151 runs, DC began their innings confidently, scoring 52 runs in the powerplay while losing two wickets. Unfortunately, the explosive opener Shafali Varma was dismissed in the very first over. However, the team maintained their composure and steadily built partnerships to keep the chase on track.


In the final over, with just nine runs required for victory, Jess Jonassen's outstanding performance sealed the win for DC. Jonassen struck a six and a boundary, ensuring DC reached the target with two balls to spare. RCB's Asha Shobhana claimed two wickets, while Preeti Bose and Megan Schutt each contributed with a wicket.

DC's Dominance in WPL 2023
This victory against RCB marks the fourth win for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing season of WPL. Their only loss came against the strong Mumbai Indians. DC has been consistently performing well, having won matches against GG and UPW, in addition to their two victories over RCB.

DC's success can be attributed to their balanced team composition and the exceptional performances of their players. The team's batting lineup has been consistent, with contributions from both experienced and young players. Moreover, their bowlers have been effective in containing oppositions and taking crucial wickets.


Key Performances
Throughout the match, several players stood out with their exceptional performances. Here are some of the notable contributions from both teams:


  1. Ellyse Perry: Perry's unbeaten 67 runs formed the backbone of RCB's innings, providing them with a respectable total.
  2. Smriti Mandhana: Despite her early dismissal, Mandhana's 24-run knock set a solid foundation for RCB's innings.
  3. Asha Shobhana: Shobhana's two wickets helped RCB put pressure on DC during their chase.


  1. Jess Jonassen: Jonassen's unbeaten innings of crucial runs in the final over ensured DC's victory.
  2. Shikha Pandey: Pandey's three-wicket haul, including the dismissal of Mandhana, played a significant role in restricting RCB's score.
  3. Tara Norris: Norris' bowling performance, claiming one wicket, further contributed to DC's strong performance.

The 11th match of WPL 2023 between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore showcased an intense battle between two competitive teams. While RCB struggled to convert their promising start into a substantial total, DC displayed composure and skill in their chase, ultimately emerging victorious. With their fourth win in the tournament, Delhi Capitals continue to assert their dominance. As the WPL season progresses, fans eagerly await more thrilling encounters and standout performances from the talented players on display.

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