Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 3: Trailblazers vs Supernovas – Highlights, Twitter Reactions
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Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 3: Trailblazers vs Supernovas – Highlights, Twitter Reactions

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In the thrilling 3rd match of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Supernovas beat Trailblazers by 2 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).

Supernovas captain Harmanpreet Kaur decided to bat first after winning the toss. They managed to score 146/6 (20 overs) at the end of the first innings. In reply, Trailblazers scored 144/5 (20 overs).

After this result, while all the three teams earned 2 points each, Trailblazers and Supernovas qualified for the final of this tournament due to the higher net run-rate.

Final points table of Women’s T20 Challenge 2020

Rank Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result Net Run Rate Points
1 Trailblazers (Q) 2 1 1 0/0 +2.109 2
2 Supernovas (Q) 2 1 1 0/0 -0.054 2
3 Velocity 2 1 1 0/0 -1.869 2

(Q = Qualified for final)

Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 3: Trailblazers vs Supernovas – Highlights

Trailblazers innings

Openers Deandra Dottin and skipper Smriti Mandhana put the 44 runs partnership for the opening wicket. Just after the powerplay, Shakera Selman trapped the opener Dottin for lbw, who scored 27 off 15 balls (4 fours and only six). In that same over, Richa Ghosh was also bowled by Selman for just 4 runs.

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Smriti Mandhana (Image Credit: IPL)

Then the Trailblazers captain Mandhana and Deepti Sharma put the 35 runs partnership for the third wicket. In the crucial moment, Anuja Patil caught and bowled Mandhana for 33 runs off 40 balls (2 fours and only six). Soon, after that, Radha Yadav sent Dayalan Hemalatha back to the pavilion for just 4 runs.

Then Deepti Sharma and Harleen Deol fought hard with the 50+ partnership for the fifth wicket that helped their side to make comeback in that chasing. In the final over, Trailblazers had to score 10 more runs to win that game while Radha Yadav got the responsibility to defend that total.

On the fifth ball of that final over, Radha dismissed Harleen for 27 runs off 15 balls (3 fours). While Trailblazers had to score four runs on the final ball, they only managed to score only one run from the leg-bye. Though Deepti Sharma remained not out on 43 runs off 40 balls (5 fours), they just failed to win that match.

Scorecard:

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Trailblazers, Supernovas, highlights, Twitter, Trailblazers vs Supernovas

 

Supernovas innings

Openers Priya Punia and Chamari Atapattu provided a good start as they built up the 89 runs partnership for the opening wicket. Just after Priya lost her wicket after scoring 30 runs off 37 balls (3 fours), Atapattu completed her half-century in 37 balls.

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Chamari Atapattu and Priya Punia (Image Credit: IPL)

Atapattu scored 67 runs off 48 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes before Harleen Deol took that wicket in 17th over. Since then, only captain Harmanpreet Kaur provided the strong batting performance, while other batters failed to cross 2-run.

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Chamari Atapattu (Image Credit: IPL)

Before getting run-out on the penultimate delivery of that innings, skipper Harmanpreet scored 31 off 29 balls (only four and only six).

Among the Trailblazers bowlers, Jhulan Goswami (1/17), Salma Khatun (1/25) and Harleen Deol (1/34) bagged one wicket each.

Scorecard:

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Trailblazers, Supernovas, highlights, Twitter, Trailblazers vs Supernovas

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