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Live Blog: WPL 2023, RCB-W vs GG-W, Match 16: Tweets, Videos and More

image-lfe0f2xhRCB smash GG (Source: Twitter)

RCB-W vs GG-W | RCB win by 8 wickets

That is it from the live coverage of this fixture! Thanks for joining us do return for the IND vs AUS 2nd ODI tomorrow...

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 2 out of 2 games and have finally moved up from the bottom of the points table! Opener Sophie Devine's 99 off just 36 deliveries and her partnership with skipper Smriti Mandhana worth 125 runs was the key in RCB's win.

RCB win by 8 wickets with 27 balls still left! This has been some chase by the women in Red courtesy Sophie Devine's 99.

A few boundaries here and there, RCB slowly move onto 187-2 and are within touching distance of a win here!

Kinght has played a quick fire cameo here as RCB are in a hurry to finish it up.

Only 21 runs are left here and it should not be even a bit difficult for the women in Red!

RCB slowly move onto 168-2 after 13 overs post Devine's dismissal!

Badal: A knock for the history books! Haven't seen a better 99 in my life!

Devine departs on 99! A splendid knock comes to an end here! But she has surely won it for her team!

Devine is closing on a Hundred here!

SIX and Devine moves onto 85 off 28 balls here...

RCB are 131-1 after 10 overs!

Perry walks out to the middle and dances down the track to get going with a boundary here

Good length flighted delivery on the middle stump, Smriti goes deep in the crease and gets in a bit of tangle. Chips this off a straight bat towards Sneh Rana! Skipper gets skipper out, caught and bowled.

Smriti Mandhana yet again fails to capitalise on the opportunity and departs on 37 off 30 balls!

Another one goes into the stands! RCB are 125 after 9 overs!

Another maximum and Devine moves onto 72 runs in 25 balls!

Into the second stand by Devine! She is toying with the bowlers here...

100 comes up for RCB in just 8 overs!

Devine tonks it into the stands to bring up yet another T20 half-century!

Meanwhile RCB fans be like:

Direct hit at the non-strikers end but Devine has made it back in time here...

Just two runs off the first three balls!

Another change in bowling Harleen has the ball in her hand!

After 7 overs RCB are 90-0

She is no mood to slow down here...

Sophie is back on strike against Gardner and tonks her into the stands here!

The action resumes and Gardner has the ball in her hand after being smoked for 24 runs in her first over!

Time for the strategic time out here!

RCB are 77 after the end of the powerplay

Smriti pulls it to the fence as RCB move onto 72 off 5.2 overs!

Even Smriti has joined the party here!

Meanwhile, have a look at Devine smashing it to all parts here!

GG are 57-0 after 4 overs! It has been some start by RCB...

50 run partnership comes up between the RCB openers in no time! 

Another change in bowling here as Tanuja Kanwar replaces Gardner.

4 dots in a row and than comes a single!

Change in bowling! In comes Sneh Rana

37 runs off the first two overs!

24 runs have been smoked off that over! That's the best start you can have while chasing 189

Devine has taken the attack to the Australian! 6️⃣4️⃣4️⃣6️⃣4️⃣

Gardner starts off with the second over!

What a start for RCB as 11 runs come of the first over! 

Kim Garth has the new ball in her hands!

Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine are the openers here...

The second inning gets underway here!

RCB have a huge task of chasing 189 here! They have conceded way too many runs in the second half of the first innings here!

GG end their innings on 188 runs with over 20 runs off the final over!

Hemalatha joins the party with a biggie!

GG are 178-4 after 19.4 overs!

Deol taking apart Schutt in the final over! Four followed up by a maximum!

Harleen Deol goes upstairs for the wide ball check!

Final over of the inning as GG are 166-4

Gardner sends it upstairs but it is three reds and she shall continue the walk back to the pavilion!

Big appeal and Shreyanka Patil gets another big wicket! Gardner wants to refer! Looks plumb to me, full on off and middle. Gardner shuffles a long way trying to work it in the leg side but misses and gets hit straight in front of the wicket. Big appeal for LBW and the finger is raised. 

Gardner continues the onslaught!

GG are 152-3 after 17.4 overs

Gardner is not interested in slowing down! She is taking the attack to the bowlers!

A big blow for GG as Laura departs after scoring 68 off 42 balls!

Gets the big wicket of Laura Wolvaardt!! Low full toss on the stumps, Wolvaardt gets down on the back knee leaning forward and slaps it straight at short midwicket! Preeti Bose fumbles but holds on to the catch at second attempt! The bowling change works in RCB's favor.

Patil Strikes! Laura Departs!

Play has resumed and the flurry of boundaries continue here...

Time for the second strategic break! GG have a great base here and with both batters set expect something over 180 here...

Laura is on fire! 🔥 6️⃣ & than 4️⃣....GG are now 135-2 after 16 overs

Badal: With 5 overs left, how many runs can they add? I think another 50 will be great heading into the break!

GG are 121-2 after 15 overs here...

Laura tonks it into the stands and brings up her half-century!

Way too short here as the Umpire signals a wide and Free-hit continues...

Perry oversteps here and Free-Hit shall follow!

The South African is just 2 runs away from a well constructed half-century!

Laura cuts it to the fence and brings up GG's 100 here...

Change in bowling, Ellyse Perry returns for her 3rd over as RCB look for another wicket here...

Gardner gets off the mark with a maximum! In her slot and out of the park...

GG are 91-2 after 12.3 overs here...

No bat Involved and Pitching outside leg as Laura survives!

RCB have sent it upstairs here!

Length ball on the leg stumps, it has clipped something on its way to the keepers glove! RCB appeal but the umpire denies it!

Meghana's struggle out in the middle ends... 

STUMPED!! Length delivery outside the off. Meghana walks down the track but fails to connect it as the ball drifts away from the bat and the keeper collects the ball and does the needful.

RCB finally get the much needed dismissal here...

Badal: With 9 wickets in hand I expect them to post something close to 180 here!

GG are on fire here! They have smashed 78-1 at the halfway mark!

Looks like the RCB admin has got it wrong here:

Strategic Time Out! This has been a great start for GG! They have laid a great foundation and can capitalise on it from here on...

GG are 58-1 after 8 overs.

Meghana is still scoring with a strike rate of under 100 but Laura is taking care of it by striking it at almost 150

The scoring rate has slowed down just a touch after the first wicket! But, Laura has ensured to keep it going here...

GG are 40-1 after 4.5 overs...

In walks Sabbhineni Meghana...

Good length delivery on the leg stump. Dunkley shuffles a touch, sits down on one knee and goes for a cheeky scoop shot but fails to connect it as the ball past the bat and uproots the leg pole in a jiffy.

Devine Strikes! Dunkley departs!

GG are 21-0 after 2 overs...

The GG openers are in no mood to stop here! 10 runs off the second over!

11 runs off the first over! What a start by GG

Full and wide outside off as Dunkley smokes it to the fence off the front foot....

Meanwhile, Dunkley and Wolvaardt are the openers

Sophie Devine has the new ball in her hand for RCB...

Time for the first inning to get underway here...

We are just minutes away from Live action...

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Sophie Devine, Smriti Mandhana(c), Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Kanika Ahuja, Richa Ghosh(wk), Shreyanka Patil, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Preeti Bose

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

Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore Women ): "That doesn't bother me as a captain. It's amazing if you lose the toss but win the game. We were looking to field first anyway. One change for us. Renuka misses out, unfortunately. Preeti comes in for her."

Onto the RCB skipper...

Sneh Rana (Gujarat Giants Captain): "We are gonna bat first. The matches have been played earlier here so it will be slower in the next innings. There is 1 change, [Sabhhineni] Meghana comes in for Mansi [Joshi]. I am really happy with the way the girls performed the other day. I think everyone was brilliant on the field. The attitude should be always positive and I hope they will do the same tonight. 160-165 is the par score on this wicket."

Time for GG skipper to explain here decision...

GG have won the toss and decided to bat first here...

Welcome to the live blog for match no. 16 of the WPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore Women square off against the Gujarat Giants Women today. Both sides are in desperate need of a win to strengthen their qualification scenarios.

We shall be providing live updates from 7:00 PM IST. Make sure you stay tuned to the other game in a doubleheader Saturday.