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Perry’s All-Round Performance Secures Playoffs Spot for RCB

Perry’s All-Round Performance Secures Playoffs Spot for RCB

Ellyse Perry’s Brilliant All-Round Show Guides RCB to Playoffs with Convincing Win Over MI

Ellyse Perry was the star of the show as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) secured their spot in the WPL 2024 playoffs with a commanding seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Perry’s exceptional performance saw her take 6 wickets for just 15 runs – the best bowling figures in the tournament’s history – before she top-scored with an unbeaten 40 to lead RCB to victory with five overs to spare.

The result also dealt a significant blow to Mumbai Indians’ chances of finishing at the top of the table, as they now need a massive victory margin in their final match against Delhi Capitals.

MI’s Steady Start and Perry’s Impact

MI made a steady start despite missing Yastika Bhatia, with S Sajana and Hayley Matthews adding 43 runs for the opening wicket. However, Matthews’ dismissal off the last ball of the powerplay sparked a collapse as Perry ran through MI’s batting lineup.

Perry’s Demolition Act

Perry took two wickets off successive deliveries in the ninth over to remove Sajana and Harmanpreet Kaur. She then proceeded to dismiss Amelia Kerr and Amanjot Kaur in the same over, before cleaning up the tail in her next over to leave MI reeling at 82 for 7.

RCB’s Chase and Perry-Ghosh Partnership

In response, RCB lost early wickets but Perry, along with Richa Ghosh, ensured there were no further hiccups. They batted sensibly, targeting loose deliveries and capitalizing on extras to chase down the target comfortably.

Perry’s innings included five boundaries and a six, while Ghosh’s aggressive 36 not out featured four boundaries and two sixes as RCB reached the target in just 15 overs.

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 113 in 19 overs (S Sajana 30, Hayley Matthews 26; Ellyse Perry 6-15) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/3 in 15 overs (Ellyse Perry 40, Richa Ghosh 36) by 7 wickets.

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