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Recent Match Report – Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Gujarat Giants Women, Women’s Premier League 2023, 16th Match | ESPN.in

Royal Challengers Bangalore 189 for 2 (Devine 99, Mandhana 37) beat Gujarat Giants 188 for 4 (Wolvaardt 68, Gardner 41, Patil 2-17) by eight wickets

When Sophie Devine was growing up, she was a great drag flicker who netted penalty corners for fun in Wellington. The thrust she would impart on the ball, while picking trajectories at will, would send it screaming to different corners of the net. It was an early sign of her sporting potential.

Growing up in a multi-sport country that rewarded additional skillsets in the form of academic credits had her also take up cricket. And nearly a decade-and-a-half later, much of this brutality and early promise that was on display on the hockey field continues to mesmerise fans the world over at cricket grounds, too.

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