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WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants manages to register their 1st Victory as Bangalore's struggle continues

Gujarat Giants finally registered their first victory of the WPL 2023 as Royal Challengers Bangalore's struggle continues after facing a loss in the third consecutive match.

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Abishek Goswami
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WPL 2023: Sophia Dunkley | Sportz Point

Gujarat Giants & Royal Challengers Bangalore faced each other in the 6th match of the inaugural WPL edition at Brabourne Stadium. Both the teams were coming into the match after losing two opening games. Gujarat Giants finally manages to register their first victory in WPL 2023 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 11 runs. Read the full match report and know every player's stats below.

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WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Report

WPL 2023: Smriti Mandhana & Sneh Rana at the toss | Sportz Point

Smriti Mandhana & Sneh Rana at the toss

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Gujarat Giants won the toss & decided to bat first. Megan Schutt gave the early breakthrough but Sophia Dunkley & Harleen Deol built the partnership to put up a massive total. Sophia took the responsibility for big shots while Harleen played the role of a supporter. Dunkley made 65 runs in just 28 deliveries with 11 fours & 3 sixes. Harleen scored 47 runs in 45 deliveries including 9 fours & 1 six. Gujarat Giants put up a total of 201 runs.

WPL 2023: Harleen Deol after scoring the half-century | Sportz Point

Harleen Deol after scoring the half-century
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Bangalore Skipper Smriti Mandhana once again failed to contribute much with the bat as she departed for just 18 runs. Sophie Devine scored 66 runs in 45 deliveries and Ellyse Perry scored 32 runs. Ashleigh Gardner once again shined with the ball as she claimed 3 crucial wickets. Heather Knight tried her best to chase the 202 total but only managed to reach 190 runs and RCB lost the match by 11 runs. They lost their 3 straight matches in the inaugural season of WPL. Smriti Mandhana has to think about different ways as RCB is struggling too much after having a brilliant auction.

WPL 2023: Sophia Dunkley after giving RCB a brilliant start | Sportz Point

Sophia Dunkley after giving RCB a brilliant start
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