Skipper Smriti Mandhana gets tired after losing against Mumbai Indians; Said, ‘…our team is bad’
The Women’s Premier League 2023 competition is drawing to a close. The second-to-last match of the league round of the tournament was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Mumbai Indians Women on Tuesday (March 21). The Mumbai team led by Harmanpreet Kaur won this match by 4 wickets. After this win, Mumbai went straight to the top of the points table. However, captain Smriti Mandhana was disappointed after the defeat. This time she stated that it cannot be said that the team is bad.
Statement by Smriti Mandhana
RCB captain Smriti Mandhana looked very disappointed after the defeat by Mumbai Indians. She said, “We gave a good effort in this match. However, the victory could not be achieved. We didn’t put up a good score. Our team is fantastic. The balance of the team is good. We cannot say that our team is bad. The players in our team are fantastic. Our team’s first 4 to 5 matches have been very disappointing, which has taken its toll on us.”
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RCB’s performance in the tournament
RCB team played a total of 8 matches in the tournament. They managed to win only 2 of these matches. However, in the remaining 6 matches, they faced a flat defeat. These defeats left them at the bottom of the points table.
Performance of Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana could not perform particularly as a captain in this tournament. Also, she couldn’t hit the mark with the bat either. In the last league match, Smriti was dismissed for 24 runs off just 25 balls with the help of 1 six and 3 fours. Interestingly, she did not score a single half-century in the 8 matches she played in the tournament. She meanwhile scored 149 runs at an average of 18.62 and a strike rate of 111.9. Her best score of the season was 37.
Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and decided to bowl in this match. Therefore, while batting first, RCB scored 125 runs losing 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. While overcoming this challenge, Mumbai scored 129 runs in 16.3 overs losing 6 wickets. (wpl 2023 royal challengers bangalore captain smriti mandhana reaction after the defeat against mumbai indians)
Victory! Mumbai win over Bangalore by 4 wickets, regain top spot in points table
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