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Watch: Georgia Wareham pulls off acrobatic six save on boundary rope in Women’s Premier League

Georgia Wareham dives to stop the ball going over the boundary
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Australia leg-spinner Georgia Wareham completed a spectacular boundary save during RCB’s defeat today (February 29) at the hands of Delhi Capitals in the 2024 Women’s Premier League. 

Delhi eventually completed a 25-run win to usurp RCB at the top of the table, nudging above them on net run-rate. In what became a high-scoring game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB captain Smriti Mandhana won the toss and elected to field first.

Delhi captain and opening batter Meg Lanning struggled to get going, eventually falling for a 17-ball 11 but that did not stop her side racing out of the blocks.

Young guns Shafali Verma and Alice Capsey put on a quickfire 82-run stand for the second wicket, taking the Capitals up to 110-2 when Shafali was dismissed off the final ball of the 12th over. The partnership would have been even more productive had it not been for a spectacular piece of boundary fielding from Wareham, who in the 11th over, prevented a second Delhi six in the over, acrobatically jumping backwards and scooping the ball back into the field of play before touching the ground.

Her efforts in the deep prevented a certain six thus saving her side four runs. Shafali was dismissed in the following over by Shreyanka Patil immediately after striking consecutive sixes to bring up her half-century.

Delhi eventually posted 194-5 off their 20 overs and while Mandhana’s 43-ball 74 kept the home side interested it was ultimately not enough to deprive Delhi of the win. Marizanne Kapp was named Player of the Match for striking 32 off 15 deliveries and taking 2-35 off four overs with the ball, an analysis that includes the all-important wicket of Mandhana.

You can watch Georgia Wareham’s spectacular boundary save below:

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