Sophia Dunkley smashes fastest fifty in Women’s Premier League | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: After suffering back-to-back defeats in their opening two matches, Sophie Dunkley gave Gujarat Giants much-needed boost by smashing a faster fifty in the Women’s Premier League Wednesday.
Dunkley happened to his young daughter WPL fifty on just 18 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

The English batter went hammer and pincer against Preeti Bose as she slammed it for 4,6,4,4,4 on successive balls to conjure up a superb half-century in the fifth.
Dunkley’s blitzkrieg ended with Shreyanka Patil for 65. His 28-ball shot was peppered with 11 fours and three sixes.
Before Dunkley, Mumbai Indians skipper Harmnapreet Kaur held the record for scoring the fastest fifty in the WPL when she landed a half-century 22 ball in the tournament opener against the Gujarat Giants.

Earlier Gujarat alternate skipper Sneh Rana didn’t hesitate to strike after winning the toss.
“I would like to strike first. It’s a used ground. I want to strike freely with our depth of strike. We play with the same XI. The environment was very positive – the kind of cricket we played. I enjoys the role. It adds responsibility to your shoulders,” Rana said.


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