GG vs RCB, WPL 2023: Sophia Dunkley smashed the fastest fifty in the WPL 2023 as Gujarat Giants Women beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to register first win. in the Women’s Premier League.
Gujarat titans nature Sophia Dunkley smashed the fastest fifty in the Women’s Premier League( WPL) 2023 against Royal contenders Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday.
The English batter reached the feat off 18 deliveries as Gujarat got off to a blazing launch after concluding to club first against RCB.
Dunkley picked up the pace after fellow nature Sabbhineni Meghana played out a demoiselle in the first over and was dismissed for 8 in the third over.
The 24- time-old smashed two fours and a six off Renuka Thakur in the fourth over before whipping up 22 runs with five successive boundaries( four fours and a six) to reach her half- century in the fifth over.
Dunkley’s fifty is the common- fourth fastest in all recorded women’s T20 competitions in the world.
The right- handed batter ultimately fell on 65 out just 28 deliveries.
Sophie Devine’s gallant half- century goes in vain as Gujarat titans hold their whim-whams to notch first points on the board with a tense palm over Royal contenders Bangalore. Sneh Rana with an injury led the side brilliantly as Bangalore continue to search for their fugitive palm in the event. Heather Knight played a gem at the end but that was just not enough.
Kanika Ahuja is playing a nice little gem and RCB also went for a no- ball height review, which was turned down. Sneh Rana, battling pain has sailed a good over, given the situation and most importantly has kept Knight out of the strike. Gujarat still can close this but with Knight and Kanika striking clean, RCB has a chance.
Devine smoked Sutherland for a outside over the deep mid-wicket and also Sutherland bounces back in style by removing Devine as the nature smashed one straight into the hands of Gardner at long- on and that was a massive gate. Knight, meanwhile set up a couple of boundaries by opening the face of the club and guiding the ball past the rope as Sutherland got her yorker wrong. 23 runs from Sutherland’s over and Knight has kept RCB in the quest.
Gardner dents RCB’s run chase as she castles Richa Ghosh and the game is gradationally slipping down from RCB’s grasp. Heather Knight is in business straightaway with a couple of boundaries as RCB needs 67 runs from 24 balls. A big over and effects can change dramatically for RCB.
Devine launches Kanwar high and wide over the long- on boundary and the RCB nature has decided to attack the incentive with the needed rate creeping up steadily. Kanwar does well to brio back and keep Ghosh quiet as the RCB gate- keeper went for a couple of big heaves but failed to connect.
The needed rate is11.63 rpo against the current run rate of 8.22 and although RCB has lost just one gate, they need to make a move on with Sophie Devine well- set and fur unbeaten on 35 in the company of Ellyse Perry who’s fur on 16 out 13 balls. Gujarat ca n’t be perfunctory as it needs lattices and the gate of Devine will be crucial. An assault will lift Bangalore, a gate will shift the instigation towards Gujarat. Time- eschewal!
Sophie Devine is on a charge and nearly knocked off Sutherland’s head with a forehand poke as the fifty- run cooperation is over between the New Zealander and Smriti. This is a lovely launch from Bangalore in chase of 202 and the openers have gone about their business with aplomb, taking minimal pitfalls and piercing the gaps at ease. Quality fur from the Bangalore openers.
Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine are off the mark and Bangalore needs a bright launch in chase of a mammoth aggregate. The gate is good for fur but the openers have to get off to a blazing launch and make full use of the PowerPlay.
Superb fur show from Gujarat titans as they rode on Sophia Dunkley’s 18- ball fifty and also Harleen Deol pressed on the accelerator with a 45- ball 67 to power Gujarat to an assessing 201 for the loss of seven lattices. Flash back, a aggregate in excess of 200 has n’t been chased in WPL and this aggregate will test the character of the celebrated RCB fur line- up led by Smriti Mandhana. Back for the chase in a bit.
Harleen Deol smashes a brilliant 35- ball half- century and this has been an innings of substance and pure quality as she gets to the corner with a boundary. The drives down the ground and getting her subtle wrists into play, Deol has dazed at the Brabourne Stadium. Annabel Sutherland also pulls Perry for a outside as Gujarat elevation towards the 200- run mark.
Dayalan Hemalatha comes to the party by smashing Preeti Bose for a outside. Gets down on one knee and sweeps the incentive high and well over the deepmid-wicket boundary. Bose continues to be precious as Hemalatha dispatches the incentive to the boundary doubly as Bose gives down 47 runs in her three overs.
Deol is looking in good touch as she sweeps Renuka Singh through the square carpet and also Gardner gets down with a streaky boundary as runs continue to flow for Gujarat. The run- rate is close to 10 rpo and the 100 is formerly over for Gujarat with another nine overs to go. Should be a huge aggregate if they carry on with the same instigation.
Shreyanka Patil gets her demoiselle gate in the WPL and she dismisses the dangerous Dunkley who was running down with the game. It was stalwart from the youth to toss the ball to Dunkley, inviting the Gujarat nature to go for the big shot and she fell for the prey and hit it straight to the fielder at long- out. She ca n’t believe but credit to Shreyanka for not getting bullied and sticking to her plan. The move has worked, Bangalore has Dunkley and now will look to bottleneck back into the game after being smacked by the English batter, who smashed the fastest fifty in the WPL.
Sophia Dunkley with a brilliantcounter-attacking ploy has annulled the early impact that Schutt made as the nature has contended down to 28 out just 13 balls with five boundaries and six. Renuka Singh bore the mass of Dunkley with an inside out garret over the redundant cover region that went for a outside being the pick of the shot. Gujarat back on track despite losing Meghana beforehand.
Dunkley gets a move on as she takes a single and also attacks Perry with a boundary and although it was n’t satisfying, Gujarat wo n’t mind how the runs are coming. Meghana too opens her account with a boundary and she’ll hold the key for a bright launch.
RCB Women sprint off as they enter the field hoping to circumscribe Gujarat to as little as possible and out walk the Gujarat openers- Dunkley and Meghana. It’ll be Megan Schutt who’ll start proceedings with the new ball. It’s match time! Know More Women Cricket News…