Gujarat Giants faced Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023) on Wednesday, March 8. The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai hosted the match, which turned out to be another career fest at WPL 2023.
The Giants won the toss and decided to bat first at Brabourne Stadium. Gujarat captain Sneh Rana’s decision turned out to be an excellent one as his side finished on 201/7 from their 20 overs.
harleen deol and sofia dunkley they were the leading scorers for the Ahmedabad-based franchise. Dunkley attacked the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling unit and scored 65 runs in just 28 deliveries, aided by 11 fours and top threes. Meanwhile, Harleen Deol hit a 45-ball 67, including nine bounds and a six.
In response, the Gujarat Giants suffered a mid-order collapse in the final overs, but managed to cross the 200-run mark. Heather Knight was the bowlers’ choice for RCB, returning with figures of 2/17.
Chasing 202 for their first win in the Women’s Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a decent start. opening mass sophie devine hit a half century to keep RCB in the chase. However, the other hitters were unable to convert their starts into big scoring.
Eventually Royal Challengers Bangalore finished at 190/6 in their 20 overs and lost by 11 runs. Ashleigh Gardner was the best bowler for the Gujarat Giants, coming back with figures of 3/31 in the four overs from her.
The match between Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore happened in front of a massive audience on Women’s Day. Several moments caused a stir among fans in the stadium, and here is a list of the top three.
All six of #1 Shreyanka Patil in the last over of RCB’s innings
Shreyanka Patil came out to bat at number 8 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The result was already known when Patil had the opportunity to show his talent.
However, he made the most of the opportunity and hit a four-ball 11. His six in the region of the side of the leg facing Annabel Sutherland’s in the fourth ball of the over 20 created a stir among fans on social media.
#2 Mansi Joshi’s excellent comeback against Ellyse Perry at WPL 2023
Mansi Joshi showed character in the 12th innings of Royal Challengers Bangalore by scalping Ellyse Perry. The RCB all-rounder crushed Joshi for two fours in that before Joshi rallied with his wicket.
Perry attempted another great shot from Joshi’s bowling in that over, but the ball landed squarely in the hands of D Hemalatha.
#3 The Sophia Dunkley Show at Brabourne Stadium
Sophia Dunkley stole the show in the first innings of the WPL 2023 match between Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. She ran to 65 runs in just 28 deliveries, hitting 11 fours and three sixes.
Dunkley went wild in the fifth over of RCB’s innings, brought down by Preeti Bose. He scored ‘4, 6, 4, 4, 4’ on the five balls he faced in that over, completing his first WPL 2023 fifty with just 18 balls.