WPL 2023: Sophie Eccelestone bags 4-wickte haul; RCB bowled out for 138

New Delhi: Sophie Eccelestone picked up 4-wickets haul as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowled out for 138 runs on Friday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

Sophie Eccelestone storm against RCB

The 23-years-old bowler, bagged her first wicket of the game as Sophie Devine wanted to play a shot on the off-side, but failed to judge the length correctly. The ball crashed onto the stumps as Devine departed for 36 off 24 balls.

After that, she removed Shreyanka Patil (15), Renuka Singh (3) and Sahana Pawar (0). Sophie Eccelestone reached figures of 4 for 13 as Royal Challengers Bangalore are folded for 138 runs against the UP Warriorz.

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How Ecclestone won the battle of Sophies #TATAWPL | #RCBvUPW | @Sophecc19 | @UPWarriorz https://t.co/SMLP8LsmtB pic.twitter.com/wSNC59QJXQ

— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 10, 2023

Maiden fifty for Ellyse Perry

For RCB, Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry smashed 52 and Sophie Devine scored 36 while rest of the RCB batters failed to score big. This was the maiden half-century for Perry in Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023.

Earlier in the game, RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana won the toss and decided to bat first.

Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women: Smriti Mandhana(c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Erin Burns, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Sahana Pawar, Komal Zanzad, Renuka Thakur Singh
UP Warriorz: Alyssa Healy(w/c), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

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