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Latest Cricket News – After the half-century of Captain Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Ecclestone and Rajeshwari Gayakwad on the brilliant bowling attack, trailblazers defeated Supernovas by 2 runs in the exciting T20 league match of the Women T20 Challenge. Opening batsman Smriti played 90 balls with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes in 67 balls, and 119 runs for the second wicket with Harleen Deol (36). The trailblazers, after recovering from a slow start, scored 140 runs for 5 wickets. In response, the team of Supernovas, Ecclestone (2 wickets for 11 runs) and Rajeshwari (2 wickets for 17 runs) in front of the magic spell of captain spinner Harmanpreet Kaur (34 not out in 46 balls, 8 fours) in spite of an impressive 6 wickets 138 runs scored
Sophie Devine (32), Chamari Athapaththu (26) and Jemima Rodriguez (24) also played fine shirts but could not win the team. The start of the SuperNovas to pursue the goal is also bad. The team lost the wicket of Priya Punia (01) in the second over, who was caught by wicketkeeper Ravi Kalpana on 20-year-old left-arm Sophie Ecclestone. Chamari Athapaththu and Jemimah then followed the innings. Both of them reached the score of 42 runs on one wicket in the Power Play. Jemima hit two consecutive fours on Jhulan Goswami, but was lucky for a 16-run score when Deepti, caught on the mid-on by Shakera Selman, caught a catch at mid-on.
Chamari Atapattu was also fortunate when Stafanie Taylor and Dayalan Hemalatha bowled their catch at the scores of 14 and 16 in Shakera ‘s eighth over. In the same over of Shakera though, Jemima was run out in an attempt to run unbeaten runs. He scored 24 runs in 19 balls with four fours. Chamari Atapattu, however, could not take advantage of the lifeline, and left-handed spinner Rajeshwari’s ball sat on the ball to give Harleen easy catch at the boundary. He scored 26 runs in 34 balls with two fours. In the next over of Rajeshwari, Natalie Sciver (01) was caught by Ecclestone at square leg, which gave the team a 74 for four wickets. Sophie Devine has run fast after this After scoring two consecutive fours in Shakira, he also hit six on Rajeshwari.
Supernovas needed 46 runs to win in the last five overs. Harmanpreet scored fours on Deepti and Stephanie Taylor. Although he was lucky in Stefanie’s over when he got out of the catch at Long Inn. In these two overs only 16 runs were made. Supernovas needed 31 runs to win in the last three overs now. Sophie hit sixes in the 18th over of Dipti, in which overnight 10 runs. Ecclestone hammered 19th over to Sophie, while only two runs in the over made the side of the trailblazers heavier. Supernovas needed 19 runs in the last over. Harmanpreet scored four fours on the first five balls of Jhulan but Tahuhu was run out on the final ball, which helped the trailblazers win.
Earlier, Superman’s captain Harmanpreet decided to bowl first after winning the toss, after which the introduction of trailblazers was very slow. After scoring a run in four balls in Suzie Bates, off-spinner Anju’s ball caught Jemima Rodriguez in the same over. Captain Smriti and Harleen took the innings after this but the team of Trailblazers could score 25 runs on a wicket in the Powerplay, which included only two boundaries. In it, a four-footed memory gave Natalie Skiver while the other Harlin turned left-handed spinner Radha. In the ninth over, Smriti and Harleen tried to increase the speed with the help of leg-spinner Poonam Yadav in the ninth over. Smriti Chawla on Sophie Devine and then completed a fifty in the 10th over with one run in the 10th over.
After this, Smriti took control of the front and welcomed Tahuhu with two squares, and then hit four at Natalie. He completed a half century in 47 balls with four fours in Sophie. Smriti hit the first six of the innings on Poonam’s ball and reached the score of 100 in the 16th over and then hit another six on Natalie. Harleen, though in the 19th over, gave Sophie’s ball easy catch to Radha on Long Off. He faced 44 balls and hit two fours. In the last over of the innings, Smriti also gave a catch to Chamari Atapattu on the long over on Radha. Radha also bowled Deepti Sharma (00) on the next ball. Radha was the most successful bowler who took two wickets with 28 runs. Anuja Patil bowled extremely economical and took 12 wickets in four overs to get one wicket.