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Stats Analysis

Stats - Devine slams 74 off 22 against spinners as RCB ace record chase

Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down the target of 189 with 27 balls to spare.

Sophie Devine struck the ball with brute force, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants, WPL 2023, Brabourne Stadium, March 18, 2023

Sophie Devine struck the ball with brute force  •  BCCI

189 Target chased by Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Gujarat Giants, the highest successful chase in the major women's T20 leagues. Yorkshire Diamonds' chase of 185 against Southern Vipers in 2019 was the previous highest chase. Brabourne also stood host to the highest successful target chase in women's T20Is - England chased down 199 against India in 2018.
12.19 Run rate of Royal Challengers during their 189-run chase, the highest for an innings of 150-plus runs in women's T20 leagues. The next highest is 12.1 by Sydney Sixers in the 2017-18 WBBL against Melbourne Stars, when they posted 242 for 4 in their 20 overs.
99 Sophie Devine's score during the 189-run chase, the highest individual score of the WPL. Alyssa Healy's 96* was the previous highest, which came during the 10-wicket win of UP Warriorz against the RCB.
275 Devine's strike rate during his 36-ball 99 against the Giants, the second highest for a 50-plus runs innings in women's T20 leagues. Tess Flintoff's unbeaten 51 off 16 balls against Adelaide Strikers came at a strike rate of 318.75 during the 2022 WBBL.
336.36 Devine's batting strike rate against spinners during her 99-run knock. She scored 74 runs off 22 balls against the spin, with six fours and seven maximums. No batter before Devine had a strike rate of 300-plus against a bowling type (spin or pace) in a women's T20 league game (minimum of 50 runs scored vs a bowling type).
3 T20 Scores of 99 for Devine, including the 99 against the Giants on Saturday. Devine remained unbeaten on 99 twice, previously - vs Northern Districts in 2010 and Hobart Hurricanes in 2019. Had Devine got to her century instead of the dismissal, she would have equalled her own record of the fastest century in women's T20s - off 36 balls in the Super Smash 2020-21.
5 Dismissals for Smriti Mandhana in the WPL against offspinners, the most for any batter in the tournament. Mandhana faced 39 balls against off-spin across the seven innings, scoring 23 runs at an average of 4.6 runs per dismissal.
53 Runs conceded by Megan Schutt in her four overs on Saturday. It is the first time she gave away 50-plus runs in a T20 game in her 290-match career. Earlier, 48 runs were the previous most, which she conceded during the Australia Women's T20 Cup game in 2013 against New South Wales.
*Major Women's T20 leagues include WBBL, WCSL, Women's T20 Challenge, The Hundred, WCPL and WPL.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo