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WPL 2023 Live Blog: UP-W vs RCB-W, Match 13 - Tweets, Videos and More

image-lfa1kdwyKanika Ahuja won Player of the Match award (wplt20.com)

UP-W vs RCB-W Live 🔴 | WPL 2023

That's it from the coverage of this match, do join us tomorrow on the Live-Blog for the next WPL fixture. Arnav Chopra signing off on behalf of team OneCricket. Good Night, see you in the next game!

11:14 PM IST | No argument over who Player of the match is, it's Kanika Ahuja who struck an outstanding 46 off 30 balls. Wonderful to see an Indian talent getting the chance to shine on the big stage!

Arnav: I must say, RCB were brilliant today. Indian players shining is the highlight of the day. Hopefully, they can continue the momentum from here.

RCB win by 5 Wickets

10:52 PM IST | RCB WIN!! Their first off the season. What a relief for them!! They win by five wickets in hand and credit must be given to Kanika Ahuja and Richa Ghosh for their fantastic partnership. This must be inspiring, Kanika must be a known name now in Bangalore for sure. And, of course they are alive in the tournament.

Two singles off the last two balls of the 18th over seals the deal. That's it!!!!

2 required for victory!!

Richa strikes big!!! Six and Four on consecutive balls. Finally, she joins the party!!

12 off 3 Overs!!

Shreyanka Patil walks in...

That's bowled!! Kanika Ahuja is dismissed!! WHO ELSE?? It's Sophie Ecclestone with the breakthrough. Was trying for a sweep and plays across and meanwhile, misses everything as the ball crashed onto her stumps.

Arnav: As much as we have talked about Kanika here, we need to talk about Richa as well. She is having a relatively tough time here!!

TIMEOUT!! Just 17 needed from 24 balls

10:37 PM IST | They are easing towards their first victory. 9 in the fifteenth Over!! One or two good overs would do it for them. Ghosh and Kanika have been doing well. The partnership is building, 59 already. Don't think match will go to the last over now.

Last 6 Overs, RCB need 31.

Arnav: Where was RCB hiding Kanika? She has turned up big time here! There is talent in India, we just need to find them. Meanwhile, Richa is struggling for runs here.

100 up for RCB!! 

SIXXXX!! Kanika, you beauty!!! She's turning the heat on here in the WPL!!! 

Three Fours in the over by Kanika Ahuja against Rajeshwari Gayakwad! Is this the moment?

Arnav: They surely need boundaries from Kanika and she is delivering. But she needs to stay still the end.

The Equation: 61 off 54 balls

Two Consecutive fours for Kanika here!! Ofcourse, they were lucky ones, as a misfield and an edge on the very next delivery helped her cause!

After the end of 9 overs, RCB are 60-4 (Need 76 runs off 66 balls)

Goooneeee!! Knight sweeps one off Deepti and gets caught on the square leg boundary. Deepti has a crucial wicket here and now this match is gonna get really interesting!!

Another Boundary!!! Kanika is looking positive here and taking the game away from UPW

After the end of 7 overs, RCB are 49-3 (Need 87 runs off 78 balls)

FFFOOOUUUURRRR!!! Kanika pulls the first delivery towards square leg region for a boundary, Great start...

Kanika Ahuja is in the middle...

Huge wicket here for UPW, this wicket has split the wide open. Now they need to apply constant pressure.

And as we speak Perry has chipped one straight to mid-on off Devika Vaidya's delivery. Against the run of play and RCB are in trouble now!!

Shakir: Ellyse Perry and Heather Knight have to take RCB close. They must keep their heads!!

Arnav: I might have to say this. RCB still has no idea what they are doing. Seriously, they don't know, how to go about their things. Perry and Heather are the only who know how to handle pressure it seems.

And Ecclestone is here...

FYI: Ellyse Perry and Heather Knight are in the middle for the Bangalore-based side. 

Arnav: UP are right back in this. They need more wickets here. Ecclestone is still there to come. Beware the left-armer.

And Mandhana is cleaned up here. Trying the sweep, she has lost her stumps.

Deepti into the attack...

Shakir: I think RCB just need to keep their heads here and they should be chasing it down. But as we all know, strange things happen in cricket, and when you are on a losing spell winning is a that bit difficult

Alright, I said too much. Devine has played a rash shot here to deep-midwicket. That's a thrown wicket. No need for that shot. They are 14/1 now.

What a start for RCB!!! FOUR, SIX and FOUR from Devine!! They want to finish this inside 15 overs!

9:28 PM IST | We're back for the second innings and Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine walk out to open for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Grace Harris will start with the new ball for the UP Warriorz.

Arnav: First real chance for RCB to win. Shakir what say??

RCB need 136 to win

9:13 PM IST | And Guess What? They have lost both their remaining wickets on successive deliveries. Patil got one but the other one was the result of poor running and miscommunication. They have been bowled out for 135.

Final Over to be bowled by Shreyanka Patil....

Arnav: The partnership between Harris and Deepti changed the course for them. They got out of deep trouble but still in trouble with just 122 on the board as of now. As I mentioned before 140 would have been on the safer side but that looks unlikely. Also, not taking credit from RCB here 

Eight Down Now. Perry cleans Sweta Sehrawat. Sweta has been struggling in this tournament so far and looks a shadow of herself from what we saw in the U-19 World Cup.

Shakir: We can see the first victory for the Girls in Red here. But it is still going to be an uphill task for them to be able to qualify. But first things first, they need to win this one desperately!!

Review: Given out on the field! But overturned as no contact with bat found!! Was caught by the keeper but of no use in the end.

Two in Two!!! Perry you beauty!! Both the set batters back in the camp!! 7 DOWN!! That was shorter delivery and she couldn't get much on it apart from some part of the bat as it carries to the keeper.

Shweta Sehrawat is in at 8...

Deepti Sharma is gone now. The 69-run partnership is broken. Ellyse Perry strikes with the ball.

Meanwhile, 100 up for UP Warriorz in the fifteenth over...

Shakir: Hello Arnav, I will give a simple answer to your simple question - NO!!

Arnav: Shakir has joined me here. My first and simple question is can RCB qualify now by any stretch of imagination?

Final 6 Overs..

UPW: 89/5 after 14 Overs...

Deepti with a flurry of boundaries against Devine who is into her fourth over. Support from other end for Harris.


And they are going for it, Harris in the mood now. Has got her eyes set now, and this is wha they need. Feels pretty much that they are going for the big total. Have kept the run-rate on the higher side.

8:28 PM IST | Harris is in the groove and we know what she can do with those skills. The only question is can Deepti support her at the other end? Might need 140 to be on the safer side.

Richa Ghosh has missed an opportunity here. A relatively easy stumping chance and  rookie error. Why is she missing so many balls nowadays. Concentration is an issue it feels.

Arnav: First one? Anyone? Please don't jinx this. Not an RCB fan but don't want to see a team losing all their matches. After 10 overs, UP are 43 for 5 and it seems at best they can get to is 120. So, pretty much a chance.

Finally, a release shot from the Warriorz and it came after the dropped catch of Deepti by Heather Knight in the slips.

This must be their final hope, Deepti Sharma is at the crease...

8:10 PM IST | Half the side back in the pavilion. Someone please have a word with them. It's the Strategic TimeOut and they need to have a plan now.

Wait.... Seriously? What are they doing?? Simran Shaikh has thrown away her wicket.

8 Overs up and UP are 31/4

Arnav: The pitch is doing more than what they would have liked. It is a little sticky and that could play on their minds very well. And let me remind you that RCB has to bat here too.

Alright, No Way! Navgire back in the hut! They are four down in the seventh over. Asha Shobana bags the big wicket, big in context of the game.

8:00 PM IST | They are falling to the RCB like a pack of cards. UP is losing the plot here and it seems that they want to keep scoring runs.

Massive that from Kiran Navgire. Renuka was taken to the cleaners in the last game and this is something she has to ensure, Not to leak runs. 

Arnav: UP's batters has to ensure they don't lose any wickets now. Both of Navgire and Harris have to play atleast till 15th over here. Moreover, they have to ensure the Run Rate is up.

Boundary from Kiran Navgire. Maybe she has to take few chances every over or two like these.

UPW: 13/3 after 3 Overs

UP's superwoman Grace Harris strides out to the centre...

Tahlia McGrath comes in and goes!! What's happenning here?? They are in trouble. She has been caught by Richa Ghosh behind the stumps.

Megan Schutt with the ball...

Arnav: RCB wants to win this one. They look dead serious.

Another One!!! Another One!! Healy has to go this time!!! Devine and RCB on Fire. Caught at Mid-Wicket.

Kiran Navgire, the new batter in....

Goneee!!! Devine strikes on second delivery! It's Vaidya who has to depart as she has been found in front of the stumps. Review taken but of no use.

7:28 PM IST | All in readiness! Devika Vaidya and Alyssa Healy walk out to the centre! Sophie Devine with the ball.

Kanika Ahuja is in for Preeti Bose

Grace Harris is fit and comes in for Shabnim Ismail

One change for both the teams!

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women have won the toss and opted to bowl first

Alright, we're all set for the toss!!

Get ready for match 13 of the Women's Premier League!

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023 clash between UP Warriorz (UPW) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB-W) that will take place at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.