Trailblazers vs Supernova: Trailblazers defeated Supernova by 16 runs to win the title. Jio Women’s T20 Challenge: Trailblazers vs Supernova: Trailblazers defeated Supernova by 16 runs to win the title.
Match Highlights(Trailblazers vs Supernova):
Smriti Mandhana’s captains knock guided Trailblazers to a 16 run win in the final of Jio Women’s T20 Challenge 2020. Trailblazers set a low total for Supernova, 118 in 20 overs. In reply to 118 runs, Supernova managed to score just 102 runs in 20 overs. The final was played in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Earlier, Supernova won the toss and opt to field first. Trailblazers openers, Dottin and skipper Smriti gave a perfect start to the side. Bith the openers fired 71 runs inside 12 overs. Dottin got out off Poonam Yadav in 11.1 over after scoring 20 runs from 32 balls. While Mandhana looked good at another end. Mandhana played a captain’s inning for the side under pressure.
Smriti Mandhana scored 68 off 49, hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes in her innings before getting out. Skipper Mandhana was dismissed by S Siriwardene in the 15th over. A miserable collapse was recorded by Trailblazers after Radha Yadav picked her five-for in the Jio Women’s T20 Challenge fina; against Trailblazers.
Radha Yadav picked Richa Ghosh, Dipti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Sophie Ecclestone and Goswami on a trot. From 101-2 in 15 overs to 118- 8 in 20 overs, what a collapse, courtesy Radha Yadav.
For Supernova’s Radha Yadav picked 5 wickets while Poonam Yadav and S Siriwardene picked one wicket each.
In response to a low total in Sharjah, Supernova could not take control of their innings as a result Trailblazers played really well with the ball and provided breakthroughs at regular intervals. Except for skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, no other player could cross 20 runs mark. Harmanpreet played some good shots to keep their hopes alive, she scored 30 runs off 36 balls.
Supernova was restricted to mere 102 runs in 20 overs. All credit to bowlers who picked initial wickets with the ball and backed the low total and defended it successfully.
Trailblazers won their maiden Jio Women’s T20 Challenge by 16 runs. Smriti Mandhana got the player of the match award for her brilliant 68 from 49 balls.
Playing XI(Trailblazers vs Supernova):
Deandra Dottin, Smriti Mandhana (c), Richa Ghosh, Nuzhat Parween (wk), Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Sophie Ecclestone, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami.
Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Pooja Vastrakar, Shakera Selman, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Ayabonga Khaka.