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Sneh Rana pleased with Gujarat Giants' balance

Last updated on 08 Mar 2023 | 06:09 PM
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Sneh Rana pleased with Gujarat Giants' balance

The Giants went on to beat RCB by 11 runs to register their first win of WPL 2023

Gujarat Giants (GG) got off the mark in the Women's Premier League(WPL)2023 with a 11-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Chasing 202, RCB managed 190 for 6 to succumb to their third loss of the season. The game was set up by a brilliant fifty by Sophia Dunkley (65 off 28) and Harleen Deol (67 off 45) which propelled GG past 200.

Skipper Sneh Rana, who sustained a finger injury during the game, said that she is pleased with the balance that GG possesses.  

"Amazing, incredible, superb effort from the girls, very proud of them. Injury is fine, it will get fine. Defending here in CCI is never easy, it is always high scoring but we lived up to the game," Rana said at the post-match presentation.

"I think we have good balance, we have a good combination. This is something we were looking for since the first game, but now that we have got our first points, we are very happy."

RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana, on the other hand, felt that her side had conceded 10-15 runs too many, but at the same time, sees some positives despite the loss. Sophie Devine (66 off 45), Ellyse Perry (32 off 25) and Heather Knight (30* off 11) tried their best to take RCB over the line, but it was not enough in the end. 

"In our bowling, we gave 10-15 above par. Really proud of the way the girls batted. It's a good outfield - one end is really short. That did play on some of our bowlers' minds," Mandhana said. 

"It's about being hard on ourselves. The way Shreyanka [Patil] bowled and batted, also the way Kanika [Ahuja] showed her approach, those two are the positives from our domestic setup."

RCB will look to get off the mark in this edition when they take on UP Warriorz next on Friday (March 10). GG, on the other hand, have the high-flying Delhi Capitals (DC) to contend with on Saturday (March 11).

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