IPL vs WPL Facts: Delhi Capitals set a target of 224 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women’s Premier League second match. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 223 runs for 2 wickets in 20 overs. In fact, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 222 for 3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore Men’s in 2008. This is the first match between IPL and Royal Challengers Bangalore teams. Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Brendon McCullum played a wonderful century in that match.
History repeats itself in the first match of IPL 2008!
In 2008, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 222 for 3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore Men’s team. Brendon McCullum scored an unbeaten 158 off 73 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders. He hit 10 fours and 13 sixes in his innings. Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for just 82 runs in 15.1 overs in reply to Kolkata Knight Riders’ 222 for 3 wickets. With this, Kolkata Knight Riders won by a huge margin of 140 runs.
A target of 224 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Meanwhile, in the second match of the Women’s Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Smriti Mandhana won the toss and chose to bowl first. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 223 runs for 2 wickets in 20 overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore thus have a target of 224 runs ahead of them. Opener Shefali Verma scored the most runs for Delhi Capitals. Shefali Verma played a brilliant innings for Delhi Capitals with 84 runs off 45 balls. He hit 10 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. Meg Lanning along with Shefali Verma scored 72 runs off 43 balls. This Australian batsman hit 14 fours in his innings. Margin Cap scored 39 runs off 17 balls and played the innings. He hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Apart from this, Jemima Rodrigues scored 22 runs off 15 balls and returned not out.
The batsman was run out even after coming into the crease, as wicketkeeper Dhoni did brilliantly.