Trailblazers vs Supernova: Supernova defeated Trailblazers by 2 runs, Both qualify for final. Jio Women’s T20 Challenge, Last match of league stage Trailblazers vs Supernova: Supernova defeated Trailblazers by 2 runs, Both qualify for final.
Highlights(Trailblazers vs Supernova):
The defending champions successfully defeated Trailblazers to qualify for the Finals. The thriller between Mandhana’s Trailblazers and Harman’s Supernova was played on Saturday, 07th November at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Supernovas batting first posted a total of 146 runs in 20 overs, Athapaththu starred with the bat smashing 67 to set a good total on board. In response to a modest total, Trailblazers innings looked in control till Smriti Mandhan’s wicket however Supernova bounce back after skipper wicket and won the match by two runs.
Trailblazers vs Supernova:
Earlier, Supernova won the toss and elected to bat first. Supernova’s opener had a good start, openers Priya Punia and Athapaththu stitched 89 runs partnership before the wicket of Priya Punia. Priya(30 off 37 balls) was dismissed by Salma Khatun in the 12th over. Athapaththu glorious innings of 67 runs from 48 balls which includes 5 boundaries and 4 towering sixes with a strike rate of 139.58.
Harlean Deol got dangerous Athapththu in the 17th over of the innings. Supernova skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also contributed with the bat, scoring 31 off 29 balls before getting run out in 19.5th over. With 20 overs complete Supernova posted a total of 146- 6 in 20 overs.
For Trailblazers, Goswami, Harlean Deol and Salma Khatun picked one wicket each, three players got run out in the innings.
Trailblazers continuing their form of the previous win held a good run for the opening wicket. Deandra Dottin and skipper Smriti Mandhana took Trailblazers past the 40 marks in 7 overs. Dottin was caught for leg before off S Selman in 6.3 over.
Smriti Mandhana and Dipti Sharma for the 3rd wicket combined 40 runs to reach close to the target. Good looking Trailblazer’s skipper Smriti Mandhana(33 from 40 balls) was caught and bowled to Anuja Patil in 13th over. Dipti Sharma’s unbeaten 43 sparked some hopes of a win for Trailblazers.
In the last over Radha Yadav got the ball to defend 10 runs against well set Dipti Sharma and Harlean Deol(27 from 15 balls). Radha Yadav kept her nerves and accomplished the task, winning the thriller by two runs. With this win Supernova qualified for the finals of the Jio Women’s T20 Challenge.
For Supernovas, S Selman and Radha Yadav got two wickets each while Anuja Patil got one in her bag.
Trailblazers, due to better run rate also qualified for the finals. The final will be played on Tuesday, 09th November at Sharjah Cricket Stadium between Trailblazers and Supernova.
Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Shakera Selman, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Ayabonga Khaka.
Deandra Dottin, Smriti Mandhana (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami.