WPL 2023: Sophia Dunkley scores fastest fifty in Women’s Premier League

New Delhi: Gujarat Giants’ Sophia Dunkley became fastest player to smashed half-century in Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 so far. With this, Gujarat Giants registered highest power-play score in WPL (64/1) so far.

Sophia Dunkley performance

England’s batting all-rounder reached her fifty with the help of 9 boundaries and 2 maximums. Dunkley hammered 23 runs off one Preeti Bose over on her way to an 18-ball fifty.

Before Dunkley, Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur held the record of fastest fifty in WPL. Kaur reached her half-century in just 22 balls in tournament opener against Gujarat Giants.

Dunkley bombardment ended when Shreyanka Patil removed her wicket. Dunkley hit a six and four, but she fell in the same over, caught at long-off.

Milestone Alert

FASTEST 5⃣0⃣ in the #TATAWPL! @dunkleysophia brings up a stunning half-century in just 1⃣8⃣ balls! @GujaratGiants zoom to 64/1 after 6 overs.

Follow the match https://t.co/QeECVTM7rl #GGvRCB pic.twitter.com/erZmQPxgdq

— Women’s Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 8, 2023

Match report-card

Earlier in the match, Megan Schutt dismissed S Meghana 8 (11). Poor over from Meghan Schutt turned to a good one as she ended up with a wicket. Three boundaries though came in the over. She was wayward in the over, with couple of deliveries with room and Sophia Dunkley smashed two boundaries square of the wicket and Meghana then drove one past mid-off. But Schutt came back well with a back of length delivery and Meghana went for a cut short and Richa Ghosh made no mistake this time.

Previously, GG stand-up-skipper, Sneha Rana opted to bat first after winning the toss.

Playing XI

 Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana(c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Poonam Khemnar, Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Megan Schutt, Renuka Thakur Singh, Preeti Bose.

Gujarat Giants: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Annabel Sutherland, Sushma Verma(w), Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sneh Rana(c), Kim Garth, Mansi Joshi, Tanuja Kanwar.


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