Dunkley got to her maiden WPL fifty off just 18 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
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The England batter went hammer and tongs against Preeti Bose as she slammed her for 4,6,4,4,4 on successive balls to bring up a stunning half-century in the fifth over.
Dunkley’s blitzkrieg was ended by Shreyanka Patil for 65. Her 28-ball knock was studded with 11 fours and three sixes.
Before Dunkley, Mumbai Indians skipper Harmnapreet Kaur held the record of scoring a fastest fifty in WPL when she notched up a 22-ball half-century in the tournament opener against Gujarat Giants.
Earlier, Gujarat stand-in skipper Sneh Rana made no hesitation in opting to bat after winning the toss.
“Would like to bat first. It’s a used pitch. Want to bat freely with our batting depth. We are playing with the same XI. The environment was very positive – the kind of cricket we played. I’m enjoying the role. It adds responsibility to your shoulders,” Rana said.