Gujarat Giants beat RCB by 11 runs, secure first WPL win

08:14 AM Mar 09, 2023 | PTI |

Gujarat Giants beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 11 runs to secure their first win of the Women’s Premier League here on Wednesday.


Half-centuries from Sophia Dunkley (65) and Harleen Deol (67) powered Gujarat Giants to 201 for seven after stand-in skipper Sneh Rana opted to bat.

In reply, RCB managed 190 for six to succumb to their third defeat on the trot. Sophie Devine waged a lone battle for the Bangalore outfit with a 45-ball 66.

RCB captain Smriti Mandhana got out cheaply for 18, while Ellyse Perry made 32.

For the Giants, world’s No. 1 all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner came out on top in bowling, claiming 3/31 with her off-spin.


Brief Scores:

Gujarat Giants: 201 for 7 in 20 overs (Harleen Deol 67, Sophia Dunkley 65: Heather Knight 2/17, Shreyanka Patil 2/32).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 190 for 6 in 20 overs (Sophie Devine 66; Ashleigh Gardner 3/31).


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