Ellyse Perry of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action during the Women’s Premier League against UP Warriorz at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday. Image Credit: Courtesy: WPL

Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star batter Ellyse Perry smashed a sponsor’s car kept on display near the ropes with a huge six during the Women’s Premier League match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday.

The big shot from the Australian star came during the 19th over bowled by Deepti Sharma as RCB sealed a 23-run win over UP Warriorz. Perry scored 58 off 37 deliveries.

After the match, speaking about the incident, the 33-year-old jokingly said, “I was a bit worried, not sure I have insurance to cover that,” she said. “So, in a bit of strife there.”

RCB’s win saw them complete their home-leg fixtures with an important win. Perry talked about the atmosphere of the stadium and the support that the team received from the home crowd.

“All five games here have been amazing. Best atmosphere without doubt I have played in my whole career. It’s such a cool feeling to have such support,” she added.

A view of the broken window on the sponsor car which was hit by a Ellyse Perry. Image Credit: Courtesy: WPL

Brilliant innings

Perry throughout her innings backed skipper Smriti Mandhana who was leading the assault on the opposition bowlers. Perry defined her role during the 95-run stand which guided RCB to a mammoth total of 198/3. “Have played a lot of cricket in the last two months. It’s just the nature of the format, sometimes it clicks. My role was to support Smriti initially and then I could release. Really trying to pride ourselves with our fielding, it’s tricky when there’s a left-right combination. We put in a great effort. It was really great from the girls tonight. Great to finish on a high in front of our home fans,” she concluded.

Coming to the match, after an impressive display with the bat, RCB bowlers managed to take wickets at regular intervals which ensured Warriorz ended the night on the losing side.

Alyssa Healy (55) played a captain’s knock but the constantly increasing asking rate got the better of her. Sophie Molineux cashed in and claimed the captain’s wicket.

Deepti Sharma and Poonam Khemnar managed to put up a meaningful 41-run stand but eventually, their efforts went in vain as RCB comfortably emerged victorious.

With inputs from agencies