WPL 2023 : RCB Women spoil Gujarat Giants’ party! Smriti Mandhana’s side reach 4th in the points table.


Smriti Mandhana’s Royal Challengers Bangalore Women defeated Gujarat by 8 wickets with more than 4 overs remaining for a crushing victory. Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine got their team off to a fast start as they scored 77 while on the power play while chasing 189.

Prior to Smriti Mandhana’s dismissal for 37, the pair added 125 runs in the 10 overs. With nine fours and eight huge innings, Sophie Devine pounded out 99 off just 36 balls. With 27 balls remaining, Ellyse Perry and Heather Knight finished the last-minute procedures and led their team to victory.

There isn’t much to say about Gujarat’s bowlers. They were brought to cleaners all over the park and were helpless against Sophie Devine’s powerful blows. The best spinners were Kim Garth and Sneh Rana, who each claimed a wicket. The other spinners had a bad day in the field and went over 15 runs per over.

The Gujarat team’s path is now more challenging as they sit at the bottom of the table, having dropped their fifth encounter through a poor net run rate than RCB Women.

On the strength of Laura Wolvaardt’s fine fifty and valuable hits from Sabbineni Meghana and Ashleigh Gardner earlier in the day, Gujarat reached a respectable total of 188. Dayalan Hemalatha and Harleen Deol added the finishing details, but they were insufficient for the day.

The bowler of choice for the Bangalore team was Shreyanka Patil. The Women’s Premier League has been lit up by the Sophie Devine tempest that we saw at the Brabourne.

For her 99, Sophie Devine received the Orange Cap as well as the Player of the Match. She declares that she is content with defeating Meg Lanning and winning the orange headgear. The balls, according to her, were in her favor, and she was willing to take a risk.

Aside from wanting to bring her side home sooner, she adds that she was not concerned about the benchmarks. claims that she is still hopeful that they will make the semifinals. Credits the bowlers to keep Gujarat to a par total as the conditions were not simple for the bowlers. She ends by stating that of all her sixes, the one that came in first place was her personal best.

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