Sophie Devine Activates Beast Mood With 36-Ball 99 In WPL 2023, Fans Remember Chris Gayle’s 175

In a Women’s Premier League (WPL) match in Mumbai on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Sophie Devine scored 24 runs in a single over to help RCB get off to a strong start in their chase of 189. Against Gujarat Giants, Devine scored 99 runs in just 36 balls, hitting 9 fours and 8 sixes before getting dismissed. She went on to become the league’s all-time highest scorer and her knock helped RCB to a comfortable win over the Giants.

The game-changing moment came early in the second over when Devine took on Giants’ off-break bowler Ashley Gardner. Gardner had just been brought into the attack, and the first ball yielded no runs. However, Devine was in no mood to miss the opportunity and went all-out against Gardner. In the space of just five balls, she scored 6, 4, 4, 6 and 4 to score 24 runs and take the game away from the Giants. RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana could only watch as Devine dominated the attack.

Devine started the over with a slog sweep for a six, followed by two cracking cover drives for back-to-back boundaries. Gardner tried to change his line but Devine could not be stopped and hit another slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a six. He ends the over with a well-placed down-the-ground drive to the right of mid-off for another boundary.

Despite missing out on a century, Devine’s blistering performance set the tone for a comfortable RCB win with 5 overs to spare. His innings was a masterclass in power-hitting and demonstrated his ability to take on any bowling attack. It was an extraordinary display of cricket and one that will be remembered for a long time.