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Kapp and Jonassen Shine as Mandhana’s Maiden WPL Fifty Goes in Vain

Kapp and Jonassen Shine as Mandhana’s Maiden WPL Fifty Goes in Vain

In a high-scoring encounter, Delhi Capitals secured a 25-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in WPL 2024. Shafali Verma’s consecutive half-century and quick contributions from Alice Capsey, Marizanne Kapp, and Jess Jonassen powered Delhi to 194 for 5. RCB, despite Smriti Mandhana’s maiden WPL fifty, could only manage 169 for 9 in their chase.

Delhi’s innings started slowly but gathered pace as Verma and Capsey built a strong partnership. Nadine De Klerk’s impressive debut for RCB briefly halted Delhi’s momentum, but late contributions from Kapp and Jonassen propelled Delhi to a formidable total. Mandhana led RCB’s chase with a well-crafted 74, but once she departed, RCB struggled to maintain the required run rate.

RCB’s middle order faltered under pressure from Kapp, Shikha Pandey, and Jonassen in the death overs. Jonassen’s all-round performance, including a crucial 16-ball 36* and 3 wickets, proved decisive as Delhi defended their total successfully, handing RCB their first loss of the season and moving to the top of the tournament standings.

Brief Scores: Delhi Capitals 194/5 in 20 overs (Shafali Verma 50, Alice Capsey 46; Sophie Devine 2-33, Nadine de Klerk 2-35) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 169/9 in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 74, S Meghana 36; Jess Jonassen 3-21, Marizanne Kapp 2-35) by 25 runs.

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