Royal Challengers Banglore is rooted to the bottom of the table with a fourth straight loss against UP Warriorz.
Alyssa Healy used the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack at the modest Brabourne Stadium to smash an unbeaten 96 off 47 balls, handing the Royal Challengers their fourth loss in a row pushing them further deeper down the points table.
UP Warriorz, meanwhile, remained third after their lead spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Deepti Sharma combined for astonishing figures of 7.3-0-39-7 to restrict Royal Challengers to their lowest WPL total of 138, which Healy and her opening partner Devika Vaidya chased down in 13 overs with an unbroken stand.
The Royal Challengers Banglore will be disappointed with the lack of batting contributions from India stars Smriti Mandhana and Richa Ghosh, who fell for 4 and 1 runs, respectively. Their innings would have ended for a much lower total if it hadn’t been for Ellyse Perry’s attacking 52 off 39 balls despite wickets falling at the other end.
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Deepti and Ecclestone got the next four wickets that fell to bowlers after Mandhana was dismissed in the fourth over, with Heather Knight’s run-out in between. Only Sophie Devine and Perry reached 15 as Royal Challengers slipped from 73 for 1 to 98 for 4 to 135 for six before losing their final five wickets for 13 runs.
With Megan Schutt dropped from the XI and Renuka Singh not bowling for the first four overs, Healy ripped into Royal Challengers, starting with back-to-back fours in the second over, two more in the next, and three more off Shreyanka Patil in the sixth over to race to 38 with team score 55 in the powerplay. She reached her fifty in 29 balls and continued till she earned the most incredible score in the WPL thus far.