Captain Harmanpreet Kaur struck a sensational half of the century as Supernovas clinched the Women’s T20 Challenge name with a 4-wicket win over Velocity in a dramatic summit clash. Kaur (51) produced a past due to onslaught at the Velocity bowlers after the Supernovas made heavy weather of a small chase of 122. The Supernovas overhauled the goal of the last shipping of the run chase, achieving one hundred twenty-five for six from 20 overs. Coming out to bat in the 11th over on the team score of 53 for two.
The India T20 captain struck a quickfire fifty-one off 37 balls, which become lashed with 4 barriers and three sixes to take her aspect to the brink of victory. The Supernovas needed seven from the final over, but drama spread out as Kaur changed inside the 2d shipping, which raised the visions of a Velocity win. But Lea Tahuhu (2 no longer out) and Radha Yadav (10 not out) stored their nerves to hit the desired runs in a hectic end.
The Supernovas struggled initially with the Velocity bowlers, now not allowing them to score runs without problems. Opener Chamari Atapattu changed into run out for 2 inside the 2nd over itself even as going the third run however half-centurion Jemimah Rodrigues (22) and Priya Punia (29) steadied the run chase with a forty four-run stand for the second wicket.
The runs were tough to return by, with the Velocity bowlers stifling the Supernova batswomen. The Supernovas were dealt a blow as Rodrigues and Punia fell in consecutive deliveries to avoid them in hassle. Rodrigues fell to Amelia Kerr, who took the seize off her very own bowling off the final delivery of the tenth over simultaneously as Punia become brushed off using Vaidya within the first ball of the eleventh over.
Harmanpreet blitzkrieg helps Supernovas pull off a stunner
Pressure started to pile on Supernova. The Supernovas were fifty-three for two at the halfway level, needing 69 from 10 overs. Bangladesh bowler Jahanara Alam then eliminated Natalie Sciver (2) and Sophie Devine (three) in her consecutive overs (14th and 16th) to reduce Supernovas to 64 for 5 inside the 16th over.
The Supernovas needed 45 runs from the last 5 overs, and Kaur showed why she is considered the ideal batswoman within the country with a flurry of obstacles. She hit two fours off Jahanara Alam inside the 16th and accompanied it up with sixes off Devika Vaidya within the 18th over to take her side near the victory goal.
Sushma Verma, Amelia Kerr shine for Velocity after a top-order failure
Earlier, Supernovas produced a scientific bowling show to restrict Velocity to 121 for six.
Sent into bat, Velocity suffered a batting disintegrate as they had been reduced to 37 for five inside the eighth over earlier than Amelia Kerr (36) and Sushma Verma (40 not out) stitched 71 runs in 10. Five overs for the sixth wicket to take their aspect to a first-rate total.
But for the terrific overdue fightback with the aid of Kerr and Verma, Velocity might now not have even crossed the one hundred-run mark. Wicketkeeper batswoman Verma top-scored Velocity with a 32-ball forty no longer out, which changed into lashed with 3 fours and a six. Kerr, who holds the file of scoring maximum individual runs (232 not out) in ODIs, hit 36 off 38 deliveries which had 4 barriers in it.
Velocity made a disastrous start, losing a wicket every in the first three overs to be reduced to 14 for 3.
The horror begins for Velocity as Lea Tahuhu, Anuja Patil run through the top order. New Zealand spacewoman Lea Tahuhu swung the second ball of the innings away from Hayley Mathews who edged it to the keeper for a duck. Danielle Wyatt (zero) went for a pre-pondered shot in the next over bowled through Anuja Patil however failed to connect with the ball due to an overdue float and changed into stumped.
Shefali Verma (0) hit the primary four of the innings inside the third over bowled with the aid of Tuhuhu, who, however, had the closing snigger by using disregarding the batswoman the following transport with Anuja Patil taking the catch. A short healing period intervened with captain Mithali Raj (12) and Veda Krishnamurthy (8), sewing a 23-run partnership for the fourth wicket before each batswoman fell in a heap in the area 4 deliveries without the addition of any run.
It left the Velocity innings in a large number at seventy-three for five within the 8th over earlier than Kerr and Verma rescued their side with a wonderful partnership. For Supernovas, Tuhuhu took two wickets for 21 runs while Patil, Devine, and Poonam Yadav grabbed a wicket for every Chennai Super Kings in IPL: eight finals in 10 seasons.