WPL 2023: Sophie Devine’s RCB set the record for the highest run chase in women’s T20 league cricket

Subhbrata Mukherjee: The WPL created a stir the first time. There are many precedents based on the performance of domestic and foreign stars. From Norris to Sophie Devine, they set unique examples. Some with the bat, some with the ball in hand and some in the field. On Saturday, the spectators saw many such eventful or rather unprecedented matches. The match between Gujarat Giants and RCB at the Brabourne Stadium. Women’s Franchise T20 League Cricket set an example of winning by chasing the highest runs in this match. Chasing a mammoth target set by Gujarat legends, RCB won the match by taking eight wickets with 27 balls to spare.

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RCB’s historic win was made possible by an impeccable innings from their New Zealand batswoman Sophie Devine. This Kiwi batsman held Rudramurthy with the bat. His aggressive innings made the difference between the two teams. He got out after scoring 99 runs in 37 balls. The disappointment of missing out on a century by just 1 run could be clearly seen on his face. Batsmen have been dismissed thrice in this 99′ run in Women’s International T20 cricket. Out of which Sophie Devine ended the innings by scoring 99 not out twice.

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However, Sophie could not remain undefeated on this day. He was caught by Ashwini Kumari on the ball of Jim Garth. Sophie scored 125 runs in partnership with Smriti Mandhana for the first wicket. The Indian captain was dismissed after scoring 37 runs off 31 balls. After Sophie’s dismissal, Auggie all-rounder Ellyse Perry and England’s Heather Knight gave the team a much-needed win. Alice Perry remained unbeaten after scoring 19 runs. Heather Knight scored 22 not out. As a result, RCB chased down the target of 189 runs in just 15.3 overs. He lost only two wickets on the way to victory. Batting on the first day, Gujarat scored 188 runs for four wickets. Laura Woolvert (68) scored the most runs for him. Ashley Gardner (41 *) supported him. As a result, Gujarat posted a mammoth score of 188 runs. RCB set a precedent in the Women’s T20 franchise league by chasing maximum runs, which was easily lifted by Sophie Devine’s innings.

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