Ellyse Perry takes RCB into the final of WPL 2024

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In a thrilling turn of events, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) secured their place in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) final for the first time, thanks to a stellar performance by Ellyse Perry in the Eliminator game against Mumbai last night in Delhi.

Ellyse Perry stars for RCB

Ellyse Perry, the 30-year-old Australian cricketer, played a pivotal role in RCB’s victory over the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, in the Eliminator. Perry’s superb 66-run knock and her bowling figures of 1 for 29 were instrumental in RCB’s five-run win.

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Perry’s performance in the Eliminator was nothing short of heroic. The openers Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Divine entered the stadium with an attacking intent generating 14 runs in the first over of Shabman Ismail to set the pace but Mumbai made a quick comeback to take three wickets in a quick period and applied breaks to their innings.

Then came Perry, and tried to steadied the RCB innings. She continued her solidification, watching her partners leaving one after one, and then did a late flourish in the end with some help from Georgia Wareham to post a good total of 135-6 in 20 overs. Perry is now also leading the race for the Orange Cap with 312 runs in eight matches.

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Mumbai Indians started their innings very comfortably and reached the spot of 50 for 1 in just 7.5 overs but then Ellyse Perry again came in to rescue the team and bamboozled the sumps of opener Yastika Bhatia to put some doubts in the MI camp.

MI quickly recovered from this setback after a 50+ partnership between captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr. They were looking comfortable to book their back-to-back final ticket with just 20 runs needed from 3 overs and two set batters on the crease.

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But things changed after Harman’s wicket in the 18th over and the MI batters failed to score 16 runs in the final 12 balls. RCB eventually won the game by 5 runs. They will take on the home team DC on Sunday. Ellyse Perry was adjourned Player of the Match for her valiant all-round efforts.

The final against the Delhi Capitals promises to be an exciting contest. The Capitals, led by Australian great Meg Lanning, have been in top form this season. However, Perry’s recent performances suggest that RCB will be a formidable opponent.

Also Read: “WITHOUT VIRAT KOHLI, THE INDIAN TEAM CANNOT GO,” SAYS KRIS SRIKKANTH ON VIRAT KOHLI’S EXCLUSION RUMOURS FTOM 2024 T20 WC

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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