The inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League has already seen some exciting matches. Even though it is still very early days in the competition with chances of a comeback, only two sides on the points table – Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore – face off at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Wednesday (8 March).
After being asked to bowl first by the Gujarat captain, it looks like Bangalore will get to taste their first win tonight thanks to an effort from Sophia Dunkley, who scored the fastest fifty of the tournament so far. , reaching the milestone in 18 balls.
The English cricketer was in sublime touch and smashed a 28-ball 65 which laid the foundation for Gujarat in a big way. His innings was studded with 11 fours and 3 sixes and he scored at an impressive strike rate of 232.14. Majorly because of his aggressive innings, GG scored 64 runs in the first six overs.
Our #huge Comes out guns blazing to score fastest half-century #wpl In just 18 balls.#GGvRCB #TATAWPL #gujarat giants pic.twitter.com/P5reGKrOX9
– Gujarat Giants (@GujaratGiants) March 8, 2023
Later, Harleen Deol also finally got past Dunkley in a half-century as she scored 67 off 45 balls as the Sneh Rana-led side crossed the 200-run mark, setting a target of 202 for Bangalore.
Interestingly, Shreyanka Patil got rid of both GG half-centuries and ended with figures of 2 for 32, but nothing in excess of 200 could be chased successfully so far, it was 2 points for Bangalore. Might take a few tries to pick up. This match.
Heather Knight also took two wickets for 17 runs in her two overs. Megan Schutt and Renuka Thakur Singh returned with one wicket each.