WPL 2023: RCB defeated Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets in the 16th match played in the Women’s Premier League. With this win, he remains in the playoff race. The Women’s Premier League match was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants. In this match, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets to keep alive their hopes of making it to the playoffs. It was a do or die match for RCB. After the victory in this match, the RCB team seems to have achieved the rhythm which it was trying to achieve since the beginning of the season. Sophie Devine was the biggest contributor to RCB’s victory. He won the hearts of the fans with his innings in this match. Sophie Devine did wonders with the bat as well as the ball to give RCB the win.
Won the hearts of the fans even after getting out on 99.
Sophie Devine played an inning of 99 runs in this match. He faced only 36 balls during his innings. Adorned with 9 fours and 8 sixes, this inning won the hearts of every fan sitting in the ground. After his innings, every spectator sitting in the ground was clapping for him. Fans were also praising him on social media for this innings.
how was the match
In this match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants, Gujarat Giants won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first, the team of Gujarat Giants scored 188 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs. Laura Wolvaardt (68) and Ashley Gardner (41) played brilliant innings in the first innings of the match. On the strength of these two players, Gujarat Giants set a challenging target. During this, Sophie Devine of RCB took one wicket for 23 runs.
Chasing a target of 189 runs, RCB captain Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine made a brilliant start to take the team’s score to 125 in the 10th over itself. The team lost the first wicket as Smriti at a score of 125. By that time it was too late. Because Sophie Devine was batting fast from the other end. However, she got out after scoring 99 runs in the 12th over. But such an innings was played for the team which still kept them in the playoff race. His team will have to win their next match to make it to the finals while they will have to hope that UP Warriors lose all their next matches. In such a situation, RCB can still qualify for the playoffs.