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WPL 2024 | WATCH: Ellyse Perry Shatters Car Window; Smriti Mandhana On Top Of Orange Cap List

In a surprising turn of events, on the fifth ball of the penultimate over, Ellyse Perry smashed a maximum off Deepti Sharma, shattering the window of a display car in the process. Perry's unintended fireworks added a unique touch to RCB's innings, highlighting the power-packed performance that culminated in a strong total.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Mar 5, 2024 07:54 IST
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Ellyse Perry Shatters Car Window; Smriti Mandhana On Top Of Orange Cap List
Ellyse Perry Shatters Car Window; Smriti Mandhana On Top Of Orange Cap List

In a dazzling display of skill, Smriti Mandhana, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, continues her outstanding performance in the Women’s Premier League, claiming the top spot in the Orange Cap race. Mandhana’s exceptional batting prowess was on full display in the recent match against UP Warriorz, where she notched up her second fifty of the season, scoring 80 runs in an electrifying innings.

Smriti Mandhana Commanding Knock

Leading from the front, the left-handed batter treated the home fans at M Chinnaswamy Stadium to a spectacular show of elegant strokes. Mandhana’s 50-ball innings, featuring 10 fours and three sixes, propelled RCB women to their highest-ever total in WPL – a formidable 198/3.

Orange Cap Leader with Stellar Stats

With 219 runs in five matches at a remarkable strike rate of 154.22, Smriti Mandhana has firmly secured the top position in the Orange Cap race. Despite RCB’s tricky position in the points table, with two wins in four matches, Mandhana’s consistent and stellar performances have been a standout feature this season.

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Strategic Line-Up Change Pays Off

In a bid to return to the winning ways, RCB strategically reshuffled their batting line-up for the match against UP Warriorz. The decision to promote S Meghana to the opening slot in place of Sophie Devine proved to be a masterstroke, as Meghana and Mandhana forged a 51-run partnership in 5.3 overs, setting the stage for a commanding performance.

Smriti Mandhana and Perry’s Dominance

Partnering with Ellyse Perry, Mandhana added a formidable 95 runs off just 64 balls for the second wicket, further solidifying RCB’s position. Perry, the Australian all-rounder, contributed significantly with her explosive 58-run knock, featuring four sixes and as many fours.

Perry’s Unintended Fireworks: Breaking Car Window

In a surprising turn of events, on the fifth ball of the penultimate over, Ellyse Perry smashed a maximum off Deepti Sharma, shattering the window of a display car in the process. Perry’s unintended fireworks added a unique touch to RCB’s innings, highlighting the power-packed performance that culminated in a strong total.

Smriti Mandhana – RCB’s Power Duo: Perry and Ghosh

Wrapping up RCB’s innings in style, Perry and Richa Ghosh combined forces to add 42 runs off 18 balls for the third wicket. Their partnership further showcased the team’s dominance and set the stage for a compelling finish to the Bengaluru leg of WPL 2024.

First published on: Mar 05, 2024 07:24 AM IST

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