TRL vs SPN: In the third match of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas defeated Smriti Mandhana’s Trailblazers by 2 runs. With the victory, Supernovas secured their place in the finals where they will compete with the Trailblazers on 9 November. At the same time, Mithali Raj’s Velocity was eliminated from the tournament.
In Sharjah, Supernovas won the toss and gave a target of 147 runs while batting first. In response, Trailblazers were able to score 144 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Deepti Sharma played the most unbeaten innings of 43 runs. Captain Smriti Mandhana scored 33 and Harleen scored 27 runs. At the same time, Shakera Selman and Radha Yadav got 2-2 wickets and Anuja Patil got one wicket for Supernovas.
Dotin-Richa Failed to Score
Trailblazers starts were decent to chase a target of 147. Deandra Dottin and skipper Smriti Mandhana added 44 runs for the first wicket. After this, Deandra Dottin scored 27 runs was dismissed by Shakera Selman. In the same over, Selman departs Richa Ghosh on the individual score of 4 runs.
Chamari Athapaththu Hits Fifty
Supernovas scored 146 for 6 wickets in 20 overs. It is the highest score made by any team in the tournament. Earlier last year, Supernova scored 142 for 3 against Velocity.
Chamari Athapaththu made a fantastic fifty while batting brilliantly. She scored 67 runs off 48 deliveries. Harmanpreet Kaur scored 31 runs. Jhulan Goswami, Salma Khatun and Harleen Deol got one wicket each for the Trailblazers.
Supernovas Scored 50 Runs in The Power-Play
Supernovas openers Priya Punia and Chamari Athapaththu deliver a much needed brilliant start to the team. Both did not let the Trailblazers bowlers dominate and added 50 runs for the team in the power-play.
89-Run Partnership for First Wicket
There is an 89-run partnership for the first wicket between Priya and Chamari Athapaththu. This partnership was broken by Salma Khatun. Salma dismissed Priya and her catch was taken by Deepti Sharma. Priya scored 30 runs off 37 deliveries with the help of 3 fours.
Jemimah Rodrigues Departs Early
Jemimah was dismissed early for the second consecutive match. Jemimah could only score one run and Jhulan Goswami dismissed him. Jemima had managed to score just 7 runs against Velocity in the last match. At the same time, Shashikala was run out by scoring 2 runs.
Player of the Match
Chamari Athapaththu is adjudged player of the match for her brilliant match-winning knock of 67 runs of 48 deliveries with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 139.58.
Chamari Athapaththu Performance:
Deandra Dottin, Smriti Mandhana (C), Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami
Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Shashikala Siriwardene, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Shakera Selman, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Ayabonga Khaka