RCB VS GG WPL Highlight 2023: Sophie Devine’s Slam-Bang 99 Helps RCB In Chasing Down 189 Against GG – Gyaani Mind

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight 2023: Sophie Devine’s Slam-Bang 99 Helps RCB In Chasing Down 189 Against GG – Gyaani Mind


RCB VS GG WPL Highlight

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight: In the Women’s Premier League match between Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday in Mumbai, Sophie Devine lit up the skyline with an incredible 36-ball 99 as her team quickly reached the 189-run mark and defeated Gujarat Giants by eight wickets.

As RCB cruised past the target with as many as 27 balls to spare and maintained their tenuous playoff hopes with a second straight victory, it rained sixes from the broad willow of Devine.

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight, Before beginning as a bowler in cricket and frequently batting at number 11, Devine, who has also represented New Zealand in hockey, performed an innings that will be remembered as one of the best in the T20 format’s history. Devine struck eight soaring sixes and nine fours while she was in the centre.

In the first innings, South Africa’s standout batter Laura Wolvaardt top-scored with a brilliant 42-ball 68 before Gujarat Giants were propelled to 188 for four by a 22-run last over. Before Harleen Deol (12 not out) and Dayalan Hemalatha (16 not out) finished GG’s innings by blasting an unprepared Megan Schutt for two sixes and two fours, Ashleigh Gardner (41 off 26 balls) also played a quick-fire innings.

Chasing a challenging total, RCB got off to a flying start with to the opening pair of skipper Smriti Mandhana (37) and Sophie Devine, whose stunning batting sent the GG bowlers on the prowl.

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore Defeats Gujarat Giants With To Sophie Devine’s 99

Even though there were a tonne of sixes and fours, Devine’s maximum against left-arm spinner Tanuja Kanwar, which he smoked over midwicket for the highest six in the competition at 94 metres, stood out. The willow of Devine then hit a four and two more sixes, helping RCB advance to 125 for no loss in just the ninth over.

After hitting Harleen Deol

for an 86-meter six over to reach her half-century in just 20 balls, the New Zealander Devine bowled this over. The 100 was reached in the eighth over, and what had seemed like an impossible total at the start of the RCB innings now appeared very doable.

Mandhana was out after 37 balls, having also treated Kanwar harshly by hitting her for a six and two fours in an 18-run first over, but Devine was unstoppable as she smacked Ashwani Kumari for a six and a four.

Devine’s knock was finally ended by Kim Garth, but by that time, she had already set the stage for RCB’s win. Earlier, after Sneh Rana won the toss and chose to bat first, both Sophia Dunkley and Laura Wolvaardt started out strong, hitting two boundaries each in the opening two overs.

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight 2023: Bangalore Wins By 8 Wickets Behind Devine’s Ferocious 36-Ball 99

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight, Dunkley’s leg stump was knocked over, though, as the batter shuffled too much to play the scoop shot over fine leg to a decent length delivery after dragging Sophie Devine over midwicket for a four.

Wolvaardt didn’t let the setback bother him as he tried to control the innings and hit the fence twice more to get GG to 40 for one in five overs. Ellyse Perry was inserted into the attack and got off to a strong start, conceding just a single off her first five balls, before giving up a boundary off a half-volley at the Brabourne Stadium. Perry, however, made a solid over.

Asha Shobana, a leg-spinner, also bowled a clean opening over, allowing only five runs, like Perry. After spending some time in the middle, Sabbhineni Meghana got her eye in and broke the tie with a boundary off the opening delivery of the eighth over from Preeti Bose. Bose, though, recovered effectively and conceded four runs in her subsequent five balls.

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight, When Bose had the Indian batter Richa Ghosh stumped in what appeared to be a careless dismissal, the bowler broke the 63-run partnership between Meghana and Wolvaardt. When Ashleigh Gardner entered the field, it was clear that she meant business. She smacked Asha for a six over long-on while Wolvaardt continued to score runs and completed her half-century off 35 balls, reaching the milestone with a six against Perry over midwicket.

After hitting Megan Schutt for a six and a four, Wolvaardt rushed at her, but Shreyanka Patil ended her batting when the South African smacked a low full toss straight to Bose at short midwicket. As Patil was out via lbw, Gardner took it upon herself to put the finishing touches on GG’s innings by hitting a string of fours.

RCB VS GG WPL Highlight 2023

RCB Starting XI

Sophie Devine, Smriti Mandhana(c), Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Kanika Ahuja, Ellyse Perry, Shreyanka Patil, Disha Kasat, Preeti Bose, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobana

GG Starting XI

Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sushma Verma(w), Ashwani Kumari, Kim Garth, Sneh Rana(c), Tanuja Kanwar

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