In their last league stage match, Mumbai Indians secured a convincing four-wicket victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The impressive bowling performance of Amelia Kerr resulted in her claiming three wickets, limiting the opposition to a low total. Yastika Bhatia also shone with the bat, scoring 30 runs.
With their four-wicket triumph over the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Mumbai Indians have bolstered their chances of claiming the top spot in the points table. MI have displayed exceptional performances throughout the tournament, although their captain Harmanpreet Kaur had a poor toss record.
However, in the team’s final league stage game, she won the coin toss for the first time and elected to bowl first. The most impressive bowling display came from Amelia Kerr, who claimed three wickets for 22 runs. Nat Sciver-Brunt and Issy Wong also contributed with two wickets each. As a result, the Royal Challengers Bangalore were only able to accumulate a total of 125/9.
Right from the start, the opening batters Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia were sailing smoothly, but Matthews also received some fortunate breaks. Bhatia contributed 30 runs to the score while Matthews knocked 24 runs, and together they formed a 53-run opening partnership.
However, the team was in danger of a collapse after being reduced to 73/4. Fortunately, Amelia Kerr played an unbeaten innings of 31 runs, leading a recovery effort.