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From Asha Sobhana to Sabbineni Meghana – Top three RCB-W performers against UP Warriorz

25 Feb, 2024 By Editor

The Royal Challengers Bangalore women’s team registered their first win of WPL 2024 as they edged past UP Warriorz in a thrilling contest at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in both the teams’ season opener. It needed a handful of special displays after both the sides had their fair shares of challenges.

Batting first, RCB-W piled up 157 on the board, thanks to resilience from the middle order after a shaky start. However, what followed suit with the ball in the hands was even more magical as the hosts secured a two-run win from an almost ineluctable situation to log their first points on the board. As we bask in the glee of RCB-W’s first win, here are the top three performances from the RCB-W vs UP Warriorz game.

Sabbineni Meghana – 53 (44)

Walking out to bat with Sophie Devine back in the hut, Meghana needed to play a solid role. With wickets toppling at the other end, the seasoned campaigner hung out in the middle, bidding time for someone to anchor at the non-striker’s end. Eventually when Richa Ghosh did chime in with the support, Meghana started firing on all cylinders, eventually piling up 53 runs, a knock that starred seven fours and a six.

Richa Ghosh – 62 (37)

The hard-hitting wicket-keeper burst to life as she started picking the bones out of UP’s bowling. After a watchful start, Ghosh wasted no time in hammering away the boundaries, also providing apt support to Meghana at the other end. Smashing 12 fours, Richa knitted together a blitzkrieg of 62 from only 37 balls, propelling RCB to a reckoning total on the board.

Asha Sobhana – 5/22 (4)

Asha Sobhana was the game-changer for RCB-W, sending back half of UP Warriorz’ batting unit in just two overs from her entire allotment. Bowling in the eighth over, Asha got the better of a set Vrinda Dinesh and Tahlia McGrath. With the writings on the wall getting a lot more ominous for RCB towards the end of the innings, it was Asha again who struck three crucial blows in the 17th over, claiming the all-important scalps of Shweta Sehrawat, Grace Harris and Kiran Nagvire to help RCB establish a decent foothold in the game.