WPL 2024: Delhi Capitals Hand Royal Challengers Bangalore Their First Defeat

Get the latest updates on the thrilling match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the WPL 2024, where Delhi Capitals handed Royal Challengers Bangalore their first defeat.

By Mystic Vivan
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In an exciting match of the 2024 Women's Premier League (WPL), the Delhi Capitals Women (DC) emerged victorious against the Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (RCB), handing them their first defeat of the tournament. The Capitals successfully defended a total of 194 runs, restricting the hosts to 169/9. Despite an incredible innings from RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana, it was not enough to secure a win. Let's delve into the key stats and highlights of this thrilling encounter.


Match Summary

The match started with DC losing the toss and their captain, Meg Lanning, early in the innings. However, opener Shafali Verma and Alice Capsey steadied the ship with an 82-run partnership. Jemimah Rodrigues departed without scoring, but contributions from Marizanne Kapp (32) and Jess Jonassen (36*) propelled DC to a challenging total of 194/5. In response, RCB got off to a good start with a 77-run opening partnership between Mandhana and Sophie Devine. However, the team faltered in the later stages, finishing at 169/9.

Shafali Verma's Quickfire 50


DC's Shafali Verma played a crucial role in setting up the challenging total. After losing captain Lanning early, Verma took charge and played a watchful innings. Alongside Capsey, she leveled up the innings following the Powerplay. Verma reached her half-century off just 31 balls, smashing 3 fours and 4 sixes along the way. Her powerful hitting and aggressive approach provided the much-needed impetus to DC's innings.

Successive WPL Half-Centuries for Shafali Verma

Verma's half-century against RCB was her second consecutive one in the 2024 WPL. In the previous match against UP Warriorz, she scored an unbeaten 64 runs, guiding DC to an easy victory. With her consistent performances, Verma has now accumulated over 350 runs in just 12 WPL games, at an average of over 35. The half-century against RCB was her fourth in the tournament.


DC's Highest Total of WPL 2024

The match against RCB witnessed DC registering their highest total of the 2024 WPL. In the previous encounter, they successfully chased down 124 runs against UP Warriorz. However, in their tournament opener, DC fell short against Mumbai Indians, who chased down a target of 172. The team's ability to set a formidable total against RCB showcased their batting prowess.

Smriti Mandhana's Heroics


Despite RCB's defeat, their skipper Smriti Mandhana played a sensational innings. After a disappointing performance in the previous edition of the WPL, Mandhana led from the front in the match against DC. The left-handed batter scored a brilliant 74 runs off just 43 balls, including 10 fours and 3 sixes. Mandhana's aggressive strokeplay and ability to find the gaps in the field kept RCB in the hunt for victory.

Three Wickets for Jess Jonassen

DC's bowler Jess Jonassen was the standout performer with the ball in the match. She picked up three crucial wickets for just 21 runs in her four overs. Jonassen's accurate and disciplined bowling proved to be a major obstacle for the RCB batters. She dismissed Sophie Molineux, Simran Bahadur, and Asha Sobhana in the final over of the innings. Jonassen also contributed with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 36 runs off just 16 balls.


The match between DC and RCB in the 2024 WPL was a thrilling encounter that showcased the talent and competitive spirit of women's cricket. While DC emerged victorious, RCB's Smriti Mandhana's impressive innings and Shafali Verma's consistent performances highlighted the individual brilliance on display. With more exciting matches to come in the tournament, fans can expect more thrilling moments and exceptional performances from these talented cricketers.

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