RCB vs GG HIGHLIGHTS WPL 2023: Devine fiery 36-ball 99 leads Bangalore to 8-wicket win; stays in qualification race

RCB vs GG WPL 2023: Get the Cricket Score, Commentary, Scorecard and Latest Updates between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants, Match 16 of Women’s Premier League 2023.

Sophie Devine's 36-ball 99 leads Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 8-wicket win over Sneh Rana’s Gujarat Giants and keep their playoffs hopes alive,

Sophie Devine's 36-ball 99 leads Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 8-wicket win over Sneh Rana’s Gujarat Giants and keep their playoffs hopes alive, | Photo Credit: SPORTZPICS for WPL

Hello and Welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the WPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

March 18, 2023 22:34
RCB 189/2 in 15.3 overs - RCB win by 8 wickets

Sneh Rana comes back. Rana to Perry, FOUR! Cuts and ball races away on the third man as RCB is just moments away from the win. She takes a single off the next ball and Knight does the rest to finish things off with a low-key single as RCB wins this game by 8 wickets in just 15.3 overs. This is a statement from the girls in red and black! A win for RCB means Delhi Capitals become the second team to qualify for the playoffs.

March 18, 2023 22:31
RCB 182/2 in 15 overs

Kim Garth continues. A couple of singles before Knigh hits Garth for a FOUR! Only seven are needed now and Knight will look to finish things off in this over itself. A decent finish to this over as she bowls two rare dots.

March 18, 2023 22:28
LSK applauds Asha
March 18, 2023 22:26
RCB 176/2 in 14 overs

Tanuja Kanwer bowls her third over. Kanwar to FOUR! Cuts over covers for another boundary as RCB is just moments away from clinching its second victory. Eight came from this over.

March 18, 2023 22:24
RCB 168/2 in 13 overs

Heather Knight continues the charge after Devine falls on 99. She hits Gardner for two boundaries as RCB just needs 21 now.

March 18, 2023 22:21
RCB 157/2 in 12 overs - Devine falls on 99

Kim Garth comes back into the attack. Garth to Devine, FOUR! She reaches 95 with this. Two couples in two balls as Devine reaches 99! Can she hit the fastest hundred in t20 cricket? Garth to Devine, OUT! NO, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE HERE DEVINE? She got out of 99! What an innings this has been for Devine.

March 18, 2023 22:15
RCB 149/1 in 11 overs

Ashwani Kumari comes into the attack. Kumari to Devine, SIX! She is making a mockery of the bowling attack here. She hits another FOUR to get into the nineties.

March 18, 2023 22:10
RCB 131/1 in 10 overs - Rana removes Mandhana

Sneh Rana back into the attack. Rana to Mandhana, OUT! Skipper removes the skipper as she bowls a quick ball and Mandhana falls for caught and bowled. Ellyse Perry comes in at number three and gets off the mark on the first ball with a boundary.

March 18, 2023 22:05
RCB 119/0 in 9 overs

Tanuja Kanwer comes back into the attack. Devine smokes her for three SIXES in the last four balls to take 25 off the over. She is in no mood to stop today as she moves to 78 after scoring 22 in the last four balls.

March 18, 2023 22:00
RCB 100/0 in 8 overs - 50 for Devine & 100 up for RCB

Harleen Deol replaces Kim Garth from the other end. Three singles in the first four balls. Deol to Devine, SIX! She hits a big six, 83 metres - the biggest of the tournament till now. And with this, she completes her quick-fire 20-ball fifty. The third fastest in WPL thus far. She takes a single off the last over which brings up 100 for RCB as well in just 8 overs.

March 18, 2023 21:52
RCB 90/0 in 7 overs

Gardner returns. She was expensive right up front giving away 24 runs. Devine takes the onus to punish the Aussie. After a quick single from Mandhana, Devine sends a full toss from Gardner to the square leg fence for FOUR! The Gujarat vice-captain looks down and out and Devine will rub salt on her wounds as she ends the over with a huge SIX over long on. 13 runs come off the over.

March 18, 2023 21:49
RCB 77/0 in 6 overs

Kim Garth replaces Tanuja Kanwar. Garth to Mandhana, FOUR! Shuffles to pull behind square leg for a boundary. Only a single in the next four balls. Garth to Devine, FOUR! Flicked behind square. RCB scores 77 in PowerPlay.

March 18, 2023 21:45
RCB 68/0 in 5 overs

Sneh Rana continues. Mandhana and Devine hit Rana for a FOUR each as RCB takes 11 off this over.

March 18, 2023 21:38
RCB 57/0 in 4 overs - Fifty up for RCB

Tanuja Kanwar comes into the attack. Devine takes a single and gives the strike back to Mandhana who played five dots in the last over. Kanwar to Mandhana, SIX! She slog-sweeps over long-on for a maximum. A pressure release shot from her. Kanwar to Mandhana, FOUR! No ball. A beamer on the chest and Mandhana take full toll to take 10 off the last two. Kanwar to Mandhana, FOUR! Make it three boundaries in a row for Mandhana as 50-up for RCB in just four overs.

March 18, 2023 21:36
RCB 39/0 in 3 overs

Captain Sneh Rana takes the charge after the 24-run carnage over from Gardner. She bowls a top over and gives only two runs.

March 18, 2023 21:32
RCB 37/0 in 2 overs

Ashleigh Gardner comes from the other end. Sophie Devine unleashes her beast mode to hit her for two SIXES and three FOURS in the last five deliveries to take 24 runs off the over. RCB races to 37 in just two overs. This is crazy batting from Devine, using the field placement in the PowerPlay.

March 18, 2023 21:30
RCB 13/0 in 1 over

Kim Garth starts the proceedings for Gujarat. Mandhana takes a single to get off the mark. Garth to Devine, 5 wides! Way too down the leg and the keeper can not stop this as RCB gets five freebie runs. Garth to Devine, FOUR Leg byes! Off the pads as Devine is yet to open her account. She takes a single, bye run to give the strike back to Mandhana. Garth to Mandhana, FOUR! First boundary off the bat for RCB as Mandhana drives the ball through covers.

March 18, 2023 21:24
Live action resumes

Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine are to open for RCB. Kim Garth will have the new ball.

March 18, 2023 21:12
GG 188/4 in 20 overs - RCB needs 189 to win

Megan Schutt to bowl the final over of the innings. Schutt to Deol, FOUR! She pierced the fielders on the cover and extra cover to hit a much-needed boundary. Schutt to Deol, SIX! Even better shot, properly timed and dispatched over a square leg fence for a maximum. A single as Hemalatha takes the strike. Schutt to Hemalatha, SIX! WOW! Unreal hitting by Deol as he chooses covers this time and hits another six via a lofted drive. Schutt to Hemalatha, FOUR!What a way to end the innings as the duo take 22 off the over. What a finish by Gujarat as they finished their innings on 188 for four after 20.

March 18, 2023 20:59
GG 166/4 in 19 overs Gardner walks back!

Shreyanka Patil continues. Shreyanka to Garnder, FOUR! She steps out to smack the low full-toss over covers for a boundary. Shreyanka to Garnder, OUT! She traps her in front for lbw. Garnder shuffles as she tries to flick the ball across but misses the line. She takes review after discussing with Hemalatha from the other end, three reds as she walks back. Harleen Deol comes in at number six.

Gardner lbw b Shreyanka Patil 41(26)

March 18, 2023 20:53
GG 156/3 in 18 overs 150 up for Gujarat

Asha bowls her last over. Dayalan Hemalatha comes in at number five. Asha to Gardner, FOUR! A welcome boundary followed by two singles. Garnder takes a full toll on Asha Shobana as she smokes her with two more fours to take 14 from this over. Gujarat goes past 150.

March 18, 2023 20:50
GG 142/3 in 17 overs

Shreyanka Patil comes into the attack, a risky move from Mandhana. Gardner hits Patil for FOUR! Off the second ball. Patil to Wolvaardt, OUT! Unlucky Wolvaardt as she mistimes and gives a catch at mid-on off a full-toss delivery. A successful over for RCB as seven runs along with a wicket came in this.

Wolvaardt c Disha Kasat b Shreyanka Patil 68(42)

March 18, 2023 20:44
GG 135/2 in 16 overs

Megan Schutt to bowl the 16th over. Wolvaardt is in no mood to stop here as he smokes Schutt for a SIX! Followed by a FOUR! 14 runs off the over as Gujarat is closing in on 150.

March 18, 2023 20:42
GG 121/2 in 15 overs

Preeti Bose comes back. Bose to Gardner, FOUR! The duo of Gardner and Wolvaardt is leading Gujarat to a big total here. Eight runs come from this over.

March 18, 2023 20:38
GG 113/2 in 14 overs - Fifty for Wolvaardt & 100 up for Gujarat

Ellyse Perry replaces Preeti Bose from the other end. Gardner returns the strike back to Wolvaardt on the second ball. Perry to Wolvaardt, FOUR! Full and off as Wolvaardt comes to the ball early and drives it for a boundary which takes Gujarat past 100. Perry to Wolvaardt, SIX! She brings her fifty in some style. A second half-century in succession for Wolvaardt.

March 18, 2023 20:29
GG 98/2 in 13 overs

Asha Shobana comes into the attack for Ellyse Perry. Only one single in the first four deliveries. Asha to Gardner, SIX! She gets off the mark with a maximum over mid-on. She takes a single off the last ball to keep the strike. Eight runs from this over.

March 18, 2023 20:24
GG 90/2 in 12 overs - Preeti removes Meghana

Preet Bose to bowl her second over. Meghana charges down the ground and goes for an aerial route and is dropped! by Devine at long-on. Meghana rubs salt to the wound as she slog-sweeps for a boundary off the next delivery. Preeti to Meghana , OUT! Stumped! Preet will have the last laugh as she castles Meghana who was batting on 31. Less-than-run-a-ball innings end for her as Ashleigh Gardner comes in at number four.

Meghana st Richa Ghosh b Preeti Bose 31(32)

March 18, 2023 20:18
GG 83/1 in 11 overs

Ellyse Perry comes back into the attack. A single to start the over. Perry to Meghana, FOUR! Meghana showing her intent now as she punishes the short ball with a timely cut. Decent comeback from Perry to end the over with three dot balls. 11 gone, GG 83 for one.

March 18, 2023 20:14
GG 78/1 in 10 overs - 50-run stand up for 2nd wicket

Heather Knight comes into the attack and Meghana welcomes her with a boundary. She slog-sweeps the full-length ball over deep mid-wicket for a boundary which takes her to her twenties. Three singles follow. Knight to Wolvaardt, FOUR! It is the other batter this time as she flicks it fine and the ball races away for the second boundary of the over which also brings up the 50-run stand between these two for the second wicket.

March 18, 2023 20:10
GG 66/1 in 9 overs

Asha Shobana continues from the other end. She starts with a flighted leg-spin ball which spins big and away from Wolvaardt. A dot before she takes a single. Meghana quickly takes a single off the next ball as Wolvaardt comes back on strike. She takes a double before Asha drops a tough change. A leading edge which returned to the bowler but she misses the chance to keep in as Wolvaardt survives. Asha to Wolvaardt, FOUR! Going down the leg and Wolvaardt sweeps it fine.

March 18, 2023 20:03
GG 58/1 in 8 overs

Preeti Bose comes into the attack. Preet to Meghana, FOUR! First boundary for her as she goes back and plays an inside-out over covers. Four singles follow in the last five balls as Gujarat scores 58 in the first eight and it is time for strategic time-out!

March 18, 2023 20:00
GG 50/1 in 7 overs

Another change in bowling, Mandhana introduces spin in form of Asha Shobana. A tight over from the spinner as she uses flight to give only five singles off it. Meghana takes a quick single off the last delivery which brings up 50 for Gujarat in 7 overs.

March 18, 2023 19:57
GG 45/1 in 6 overs

The first change in the bowling, Ellyse Perry comes into the attack for Megan Schut. Meghana is taking too much time as she doesn’t look comfortable today. She takes a single off the fifth ball after playing four dots. Perry to Wolvaardt, FOUR! She is doing what she does best. She sends the half-volley for a boundary over the backward point.

March 18, 2023 19:51
GG 40/1 in 5 overs

Sophie Devine bowls her third over. A brilliant start from her to give only one single in the first four balls. Devine to Wolvaardt, FOUR! A glorious-looking drive sees her getting a boundary over backward point. A dot to the end the over.

March 18, 2023 19:48
GG 35/1 in 4 overs

Megan Schutt continues. A couple followed by a single on the third ball as Wolvaardt comes on strike. Schutt to Wolvaardt, FOUR! Overpitched from Devine and gets the right treatment as Wolvaardt cuts it late past backward points for a boundary. Seven runs from the over.

March 18, 2023 19:41
GG 28/1 in 3 overs - Dunkley departs

Devine continues. Devine to Dunkley, FOUR! This is some start for Gujarat as they are quickly blazing through RCB at the moment. Devine to Dunkley, OUT! Devine strikes in her second over!- A little too ambitious shot by Dunkley as she tries to scoop the ball over fine leg but she misjudged the pace as the ball crashed into the stumps. Sabbhineni Meghana comes in at number three.

Dunkley b Devine 16(10)

March 18, 2023 19:38
GG 21/0 in 2 overs

Megan Schutt comes into the attack. A dot ball to start the over. Schutt to Wolvaardt, FOUR! Too full and off as Wolvaardt drives through cover to get off the mark with a boundary. A couple of singles follows before Wolvaardt hits Schutt for the second boundary of the over, this time at point region.

March 18, 2023 19:32
GG 11/0 in 1 over

Sophie Devine starts the proceedings for RCB. She starts with an outswinger, pitched up and on the middle line and Devine swings it and misses. Devine to Dunkley, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark as she gets into the line of the ball and cracks away for a boundary. Devine to Dunkley, FOUR! Too full and this time she steps out and hits a straight drive.

March 18, 2023 19:30
Live action coming up!

Sophia Dunkley and Laura Wolvaardt come out as they will face Sophie Devine who has the new ball in hand.

March 18, 2023 19:24
WPL Points table after MI vs UPW game
  1. MI (w) - 10 points
  2. DC - 8 points
  3. UPW - 6 points
  4. GG - 4 points
  5. RCB - 2 points
March 18, 2023 19:14
GG previous results in WPL
  • Won by 11 runs vs DC
  • Lost by 55 runs vs MI
  • Lost by 10 wickets vs DC
  • Won by 11 runs vs RCB
  • Lost by 3 wickets vs UPW
  • Lost by 143 runs vs MI

March 18, 2023 19:10
RCB previous results in WPL
  • Won by 5 wickets vs UPW
  • lost by 6 wickets vs DC
  • Lost by 10 wickets vs UPW
  • Lost by 11 runs vs GG
  • Lost by 9 wickets vs MI
  • Lost by 60 runs vs DC

March 18, 2023 19:06
Playing XI
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (Playing XI): Sophie Devine, Smriti Mandhana(c), Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Disha Kasat, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobana, Preeti Bose

  • Gujarat Giants (Playing XI): Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sushma Verma(w), Kim Garth, Sneh Rana(c), Tanuja Kanwar, Ashwani Kumari

March 18, 2023 19:01

Gujarat Giants’ captain Sneh Rana won the toss and chose to bat first.

March 18, 2023 18:58
Predicted XIs
  • GG: Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, Ash Gardner, D Hemalatha, Ashwani Kumari, Sushma Verma (wk), Sneh Rana (c), Tanuja Kanwar, Kim Garth, Hurley Gala/Mansi Joshi

  • RCB: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh (wk), Kanika Ahuja, Disha Kasat, Shreyanka Patil, Megan Schutt, Shobana Asha, Renuka Singh/Komal Zanzad

March 18, 2023 18:54
Dream11 Prediction
  • Wicketkeeper: Richa Ghosh
  • Batters: Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt
  • All-rounder: Ashleigh Gardner (c), Kanika Ahuja, Kim Garth, Ellyse Perry (vc), Sophie Devine, Asha Shobna
  • Bowlers: Tanuja Kanwar

Team Composition: RCB 5-6 GG; Credits left: 14.5

March 18, 2023 18:53
Just In!

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March 18, 2023 18:34
  • Gujarat Giants: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sneh Rana(c), Sushma Verma(w), Kim Garth, Tanuja Kanwar, Mansi Joshi, Georgia Wareham, Monica Patel, Ashwani Kumari, Hurley Gala, Shabnam Md Shakil, Parunika Sisodia, Laura Wolvaardt

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana(c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Shreyanka Patil, Disha Kasat, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobana, Renuka Thakur Singh, Preeti Bose, Erin Burns, Kanika Ahuja, Sahana Pawar, Dane van Niekerk, Komal Zanzad, Indrani Roy, Poonam Khemnar

March 18, 2023 18:25
RCB vs GG live streaming info

Where to watch the live streaming of RCB vs GG today?

Live streaming of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants will be available on Sports 18 Network/JioCinema.

What time will the RCB VS GG match begin today?

The RCB vs GG match will begin at 7:30 PM IST. The toss of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants match will take place at 7:00 PM IST.

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