RCB vs MI WPL 2023: Smriti Mandhana’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently playing against Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians at DY Patil Stadium. Even though RCB is no longer in the tournament, they still see it as a matter of pride because they’ve lost five games in a row. However, a controversial incident from the incident has gone viral now. Sophie Devine’s dismissal has come under the radar of new controversy.
Controversial decision in last match?
Natalie Sciver began the first over of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s innings. During the third ball of the over, Devine, the batsman, lightly hit an off-stump ball with the bat and ran out of the crease to score. However, Smriti Mandhana, who was standing at the non-striking end, noticed that a fielder had the ball and signalled to Sophie to go back to the crease. As this happened, the fielder caught the ball and threw it towards the wicketkeeper.
Amidst all this, Bhatia caught the ball when his elbow accidentally hit the wicket and the bails fell off. The leg umpire then referred to the third umpire, who watched the replays and confirmed that the batsman was out of the crease. As a result, the third umpire made the decision to give the batsman out. However, fans did not like the decision made by umpire. They argued that when the keeper caught the ball, her hand touched the wicket before she could complete the catch.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana(c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Disha Kasat, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobana, Preeti Bose
Mumbai Indians Women (Playing XI): Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque