WPL, UPW vs RCB | Twitter reacts as Mandhana loses her calm after Ghosh's clumsy glovework
Smriti Mandhana was disappointed with Richa Ghosh's wicketkeeping against UP Warriorz|
When a team is going through turbulent times tasting defeat after defeat, they need to make the most of every opportunity, and missing one would naturally irk the captain. One such occurred in RCB’s game against UP Warriorz as Smriti Mandhana got angry after Richa Ghosh’s blunder with the gloves.
After suffering a defeat in all of their first four games, Royal Challengers Bangalore dominated proceedings for the very first time in the WPL against UP Warriorz. The team opted to bowl first and were on fire from the start. They reduced the opposition to 31/5 soon and Deepti Sharma walked in to bat with Grace Harris at the other end. RCB had an opportunity to wrap up the opposition for a very low total but the team made a horrific mistake of letting Harris survive which helped UP stage a recovery. Richa Ghosh was the culprit in the incident and so she faced the wrath of skipper Smriti Mandhana.
Asha Shobana was bowling the 11th over of the innings and she bowled a flighted delivery to Harris on the penultimate ball of the over. The batter advanced down the track to go big but was deceived by the flight. The wicketkeeper, Ghosh, had a golden chance to execute a stumping as the batter was halfway down the track. However, she failed to collect the ball and shatter the stumps in time which allowed Harris to get back in.
With the missed stumping, RCB lost their grip on the game as Harris smashed a couple of sixes and five fours. The team eventually posted a total of 135. Twitteratis noticed the incident and expressed their sentiments on social media.
Just look at her reaction!
March 15, 2023
It was so easy!
Richa Ghosh missed easy stumping chance, Smriti Mandhana's reaction says it all. #WPL2023 #RCBvUPW— महिला क्रिकेट (@WomenCricket2) March 15, 2023
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Eyes speak a lot!
Whenever I see Smriti Mandhana on the field, I can see defeat in her eyes, clueless-ness— Jeet (@hashlenabro) March 15, 2023
Pretty normal in cricket!
Rcb back on form again😅#RCBvUPW #WPL #SmritiMandhana— ramuu@007 (@ramunaidu07) March 15, 2023
She's doing great!
Today Nobody talking about talking about Smriti mandhana captaincy👀🥱#WPL2023— Ashu🇮🇳|| Harry's magi(C) (@AshuCric07) March 15, 2023
Wifi connection went off!
Where were u when Grace Harris played a crucial knock?— NandhaKumar•7 (@Nandhakumar713) March 15, 2023
What a knock! Very much neede for UPW.
Grace Harris.— Pratyush Shekhar (@CricketPremii) March 15, 2023
First 17 balls 10 runs.
Next 15 balls 36 runs including 5 fours and 2 sixes in tough situation for UP Warriorz.
She's absolute beast player! #TATAWPL pic.twitter.com/Ane8Nh5HPr
Remembering Rahul Tewatia after watching Grace Harris innings#RCBvUPW— Arun Nair (@ArunKNairr) March 15, 2023
She turned it out for RCB again!
Ellyse Perry - What a Champion, She gets Grace Harris and Deepti Sharma within 3 balls.— Faiz Fazel (@theFaizFazel) March 15, 2023
Gotta appreciate that knock!
Well played, Grace Harris. At one point she was 10(17) and she scored 46 runs from 32 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes in tough situation for UP Warriorz. She's absolute beast player!— cric. mani7 (@p_manikumaran) March 15, 2023