WPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangalore Secure Playoff Spot with Win over Mumbai Indians

In an exciting match, Royal Challengers Bangalore secures a playoff spot with a win over Mumbai Indians in WPL 2024. Read the thrilling match highlights and analysis here.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (RCB) clinched the final playoff spot in the 2024 Women's Premier League (WPL) with a convincing victory over the Mumbai Indians Women (MI). The match, held in Delhi, saw RCB successfully chase down a target of 114 runs after bowling out MI. Ellyse Perry's exceptional performance with both bat and ball played a crucial role in RCB's triumph.


A Look at the Match Summary

MI won the toss and elected to bat first. The team got off to a decent start with openers Hayley Matthews and S Sajana adding 43 runs before facing a sudden collapse. RCB's bowlers, led by Ellyse Perry, wreaked havoc on the MI batting line-up, reducing them to 73/5. MI eventually perished for a total of 113 runs. Perry was the star performer with an outstanding six-wicket haul.

In response, RCB faced some early setbacks, losing three wickets for just 39 runs on the board. However, Perry and Richa Ghosh joined forces and steadied the ship for RCB. Their unbeaten partnership guided RCB to a comfortable seven-wicket victory, with Perry remaining not out on 40 runs and Ghosh contributing 36 runs.


Perry's Stunning Performance with the Ball

Ellyse Perry's spell of 6/15 was a standout moment in the match. After Matthews and Sajana provided a solid start for MI, Sophie Devine struck the first blow for RCB by dismissing Matthews. Perry then took over, dismissing Sajana and Harmanpreet Kaur on consecutive deliveries. In her next over, she continued her onslaught, picking up the wickets of Amelia Kerr and Amanjot Kaur within three balls. Pooja Vastrakar and Nat Sciver-Brunt were her final scalps. Perry's remarkable figures of 6/15 made her the only player in the history of WPL to achieve a six-wicket haul.

Perry's Record-Breaking Achievement


With her exceptional performance, Ellyse Perry etched her name in the record books. She became the first player to take six wickets in a WPL match, surpassing Marizanne Kapp's previous record of 5/15 for Delhi Capitals against Gujarat Giants in the inaugural season of WPL in 2023. Perry's feat highlighted her dominance and skill in the tournament. Only three other players have managed to take more than four wickets in a WPL match.

Perry's Unprecedented Feat

Ellyse Perry's incredible performance with both bat and ball is a testament to her all-around abilities. According to cricket statistician Kausthub Gudipati, Perry is the first player, regardless of gender, to achieve a century and a six-wicket haul in each of the three formats of the game - First-Class, List A, and T20 cricket. This remarkable feat further solidifies Perry's status as one of the finest all-rounders in the world.


RCB's Path to the Playoffs

With their victory over MI, RCB secured their place in the WPL 2024 playoffs. They join MI and top-placed Delhi Capitals (DC) in the next round. Unfortunately, UP Warriorz and Gujarat Giants have been eliminated from the tournament. RCB finished the league stage with four wins and as many defeats. As they cannot reach eight points, RCB will compete in the Eliminator.


Royal Challengers Bangalore's win over Mumbai Indians in the WPL 2024 ensured their spot in the playoffs. Ellyse Perry's outstanding performance with both bat and ball played a crucial role in RCB's victory. Her historic six-wicket haul dismantled the MI batting line-up, while her unbeaten partnership with Richa Ghosh guided RCB to a comfortable win. Perry's record-breaking achievement further solidified her status as one of the best players in the WPL. RCB now looks forward to making their mark in the playoffs and aiming for the championship title.

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