In a thrilling encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday, 29 February, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Georgia Wareham showcased her athleticism with a stunning display reminiscent of AB de Villiers.

The electrifying moment came in the 11th over when Wareham, stationed at the boundary line, thwarted a certain six with a spectacular leap, denying Shafali Verma’s powerful strike off Nadine de Klerk’s delivery.

WATCH: De Villiers lookalike catching action from Georgia Wareham

Wareham’s heroics didn’t end there as she also snatched crucial catches of both Delhi Capitals’ openers, contributing significantly to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s efforts on the field. However, despite their best efforts, RCB found themselves conceding a formidable total after Delhi Capitals put up a strong batting display, posting 190 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

Shafali Verma led the charge for Delhi Capitals with her second half-century of the season, setting the stage for a formidable total. The acceleration in the latter overs, particularly a blistering partnership between Jess Jonassen and Marizanne Kapp, further bolstered Delhi’s innings. Jonassen’s unbeaten 36 off 16 deliveries, coupled with Kapp’s brisk 32 off 16, propelled Delhi Capitals to a commanding total.

Before the match, Smriti Mandhana, representing Delhi Capitals, expressed gratitude towards the vibrant RCB crowd for their unwavering support. Mandhana¬†credited the enthusiastic chants and overwhelming attendance for boosting the team’s morale, attributing an additional 10 runs to their support.

This edition of the Women’s Premier League marks a significant milestone as it ventures beyond Mumbai for the first time. With Bengaluru hosting the initial leg of the tournament, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed packed stands and fervent support for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The tournament opener in Bengaluru was sold out, reflecting the growing enthusiasm and engagement of fans in women’s cricket.

As the Women’s Premier League continues to captivate audiences across different venues, the fervor and excitement surrounding each match promise a thrilling spectacle for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

By Ritik Sharma

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