Ellyse Perry receives framed broken window gift after heroics in RCB WPL 2024 Eliminator win over Mumbai Indians | Cricket

Ellyse Perry ran the show as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat defending champions Mumbai Indians in the WPL 2024 Eliminator on Friday. This victory took RCB into the final, where they will face Delhi Capitals. Perry was on fire, performing with both bat and ball as RCB sealed a narrow five-run win.

Ellyse Perry received a gift of a framed broken window.

The match began with RCB captain Smriti Mandhana winning the toss and choosing to bat. RCB got off to a shaky start, losing openers Mandhana (10) and Sophie Devine (10) early. Meanwhile, no. The 4th batter Disha Kasat was thrown out for a seven-ball duck. But Perry came to the rescue, just like she did in their last championship match against the same opponent. Beat to no. 3, Perry slammed 66 off 50 balls, loaded with eight fours and a six as RCB posted 135/6 in 20 overs, setting a target of 136 runs.

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Chasing 136, MI could reach 130/6 only in 20 overs as skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scored her team’s highest score with a knock of 33 runs off 30 balls. Meanwhile, Shreyanka Patil took two wickets for RCB and Perry, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham and Sobhana Asha got a dismissal each.

After the match, player of the match Perry received a special gift from one of the WPL sponsors. During the championship stage, the Australian all-rounder hammered a massive six against UP Warriorz, which went through the window of a cat parked near the boundary. Perry received the broken window, which was also framed, as a gift for his winning match.

Speaking after the match, Perry said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be in the final. To defend a low total like that is brilliant. The girls stayed calm and the spinners put in a performance pretty impressive at the end. You have to take the opportunity when it presents itself. It’s good for me these last two games, it fell to me.”

“The way we stayed calm against such a good team was exceptional. The way the girls came together after last season and we really enjoyed each other’s company on and off the pitch. Overall, we held on, the girls continued to contribute, the old adage of points on the board in a big match is true I guess, and that’s the case tonight. [for the final]”, she added.

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