Gujarat Giants (GG) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 11 runs in yesterday’s Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 match on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. With the win, the Giants registered their first factors within the T20 league, whereas RCB stay winless after three matches.
After successful the toss and deciding to bat first, GG put up a powerful 201/7 on the board. Megan Schutt had Gujarat opener Sabbhineni Meghana caught behind for 8. Nonetheless, Sophia Dunkley (65 off 28) and Harleen Deol (67 off 45) added 60 runs for the second wicket at fast tempo.
Dunkley was in an unstoppable temper as she clobbered 11 fours and three sixes. After slapping Schutt for 3 fours within the third over, she whacked Renuka Singh for a six and two fours within the subsequent one. The carnage continued as Dunkley clubbed Preeti Bose for 4 fours and a most, reaching her fifty in solely 18 balls.
Her sensible knock ended when she was caught off Shreyanka Patil going for an additional large hit, having already slammed her for a 4 and a six.
Following Dunkley’s dismissal, GG stored dropping wickets at one finish, however Harleen ensured the runs stored flowing on the different. She struck 9 fours and a six earlier than being bowled by Shreyanka within the final over.
Gardner’s three-fer scuttles RCB’s problem
Chasing 202, Bangalore wanted a flying begin. They received one as Sophie Devine and skipper Smriti Mandhana added 54 in underneath six overs. Nonetheless, Ashleigh Gardner continued her dominance over Mandhana. The left-hander as soon as once more perished to the off-spinner for 18, miscuing an enormous hit.
Devine (66 off 45) and Ellyse Perry (32 off 25) added 43 for the second wicket to carry Bangalore’s hopes. Nonetheless, Perry fell to Mansi Joshi, making an attempt to interrupt free. Richa Ghosh was bowled by Gardner for 10, after which Devine additionally perished, hitting a full toss from Annabel Sutherland to long-on.
Heather Knight (30* off 11) performed a scorching cameo, smashing 5 fours and a six. However she was left with approach an excessive amount of to do as RCB had been held to 190/6.
GG vs RCB: Who Gained Participant of the Match in yesterday’s WPL 2023 Match?
Dunkley was excellent for Gujarat with the bat. Her blazing half-century set the tone for the innings, after which Harleen consolidated in spectacular trend. With the ball, Gardner made a big effect along with her three-wicket haul.
For Bangalore, Devine scored a valiant half-century, whereas Knight (2/17 & 30* off 11) contributed with each bat and ball.
Gujarat opener Dunkley was named Participant of the Match for her spectacular innings.