Su­per­novas pips Ve­loc­ity

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

Su­per­novas emerged cham­pi­ons of the Women’s T20 Chal­lenge when they de­feated Ve­loc­ity by four-wick­ets, off the last ball of the fi­nal played at Jaipur, In­dia on Satur­day.

Su­per­novas Skip­per Har­man­preet Kaur was fan­tas­tic on this night, smash­ing 51 off 37 balls when it seemed as though the mod­est to­tal of 121 for six posted by Ve­loc­ity might be a win­ning one.

It was Har­man­preet’s sixth-wicket part­ner­ship of 51 in 35 balls with Lea Tahuhu – whose con­tri­bu­tion was just two runs — that turned the game around in a stun­ning man­ner.

The Skip­per though was dis­missed with four balls to spare, Hay­ley Matthews tak­ing a bril­liant catch near the rope at deep cover off leg-spinner Amelia Kerr.

Need­ing one off the last ball, Radha Ya­dav carved a bound­ary through the cov­ers to bring up a win.

Ve­loc­ity: 121/6 in 20 overs (Sushma Verma 40 n.o, Amelia Kerr 36, Lea Tahuhu 2/21) Su­per­novas: 125/6 in 20 overs (Har­man­preet Kaur 51, Priya Pu­nia 29, Ja­ha­nara Alam 2/21).

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