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RCB is flattened by the Shafali-Lanning show before Tara Norris’ five-for


Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore 163 for 8 (Mandhana 35, Knight 34, Norris 5-29) by 60 runs with a total of 223 for 2 (Shafali 84, Lanning 72, and Kapp*).

Shafali Verma was watching Meg Lanning celebrate Australia’s stunning victory over India in the T20 World Cup semi-finals in Cape Town little over a week ago when she became upset. At the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday, the two joined forces to feast on a sluggish Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack, fist-bumping their way to an exhilarating 162-run stand in just 14.3 overs.

Delhi Capitals scored a staggering 223 for 2, their second consecutive 200-plus total in the WPL, while Royal Challengers could only manage 163 for 8 thanks to the five wickets taken by USA’s Tara Norris, the only Associate player in the competition.

It wasn’t as though Royal Challengers lacked weaponry. It is the ultimate ideal to have Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, and Heather Knight on your lineup. You anticipate these big names to appear on a decent batting surface. But Lanning is on the Capitals. She also isn’t your typical captain. Well, we may say it out loud: she has been the captain of five World Cup champion teams.

She positioned a mid-off and ordered Alice Capsey to bowl wide to Devine, who was aiming for boundaries in that region. Shafali made an excellent grab as a result, dismissing the dangerous Devine for just 14. Once Mandhana was dropped, she only added left-arm spinner Radha Yadav to the lineup. After that, she never gave Royal Challengers an opportunity to bounce back.

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