Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SNOVA: 125/6 | RR: 6.25

  • Radha Yadav10 (4b)
  • Lea Tahuhu2 (8b)
  • Amelia Kerr4-0-29-2
  • Shikha Pandey3-0-17-0

11.12pm Harmanpreet collects the trophy from Diana Edulji, runs across to the team and celebrates amid screams as the confetti goes off! Radha Yadav is holding the trophy in the middle. That's all from us today, it's the end of the series, and if you didn't watch this match, you didn't spend your Saturday night right. Here's the report if you missed all the action. Goodbye and good luck, from Vishal Dikshit and Shashank Kishore

Time for the presentation:

Jemimah Rodrigues is the Player of the Series: We did pretty well, hats off to Radha for the last-ball finish, Harry di played a super innings in a final game so credit goes to her. Honestly, there were nerves, we were under pressure. But once Harry di started, we knew we'd win. And then Radha did it. We were under pressure for some time. We were nervous for some time, Tahuhu also ran those twos well. For me, it's important to get consistent, I've been working a lot on my batting, Raman sir have been suggesting things and these small things make a lot of difference.

Harmanpreet, the winning captain: I knew if I play till the end, we will winnings. That's what I was telling Lea, to give me the strike. I was trying to hit the ball in the open areas and I'm happy we got that. There were a lot of thoughts in my head when I got out, but Rahda went out and did the job, she's the superstar today. We have a long batting line-up but credit to Radha for the way she played. We needed 40-42 when five overs were left so my idea to just take as much strike as possible. We lost early wickets, but Jemi and Priya played really well and then the one between me and Lea was also good, she kept giving me confidence. I'd want to thank the crowd, the BCCI, very happy to see that so many people came and I heard that a lot of people are waiting outside too.

11pm A terrific match, and what an advertisement for the Women's T20 Challenge. We saw a collapse, we saw a comeback, we saw some good opening bowling, and then those two wickets from Jahanara Alam before the Harmanpreet show. It wasn't over because she got out in the last over before Radha Yadav hit the winning runs.

10.44pm The Supernovas players rush on the field, Harmanpreet brings out a jump in the dugout, Mithali Raj ends on the losing side and Harmanpreet has a big, beaming smile on her face, with hugs all around. Radha Yadav gets some high fives!

Mithali Raj: After the top-order crumble, the partnership between Kerr and Sushma was crucial. They (Supernovas) are very strong and I never thought that we would fight back. It was a great knock from Harman, so very proud of the way we fought back. This is what you get to see in international standards, this is how you get exposeure. Like Devika Vaidya bowled really well today when we gave her the chance. It was a far, far better performamce today. Each and every player - domestic or one who wants to come back into the India side - did very well. Harman is a very important player and someone the team would want to rely on for the T20 World Cup next year.

Sciver: I think Radha was alright before going out. She had a couple of words from the coach before going out.

Devine: You always have to have the confidence in a chase like this and with Harman out there, we were in total control. Yes, definitely we would have loved to stay back and play a few more matches.

Radha Yadav: I just knew that I had to do it. I wanted to hit the winning runs and was too excited.

Priya Punia: I played to my strangths this time as advised by the coaches. We had Harry di and Sophie so we knew we'd do it.

Navjot S Bhatia: "Bravos girls...!! Heartening to see such a thrilling finale..! Way to go..!!"

Anitha: "Feel bad for Mithali. She may not get to play the next version of this tournament. But, what a wonderful set of 4 matches."

19.6
4
Kerr to Yadav, FOUR runs, she's done it with a drive through the covers, it's a four and Supernovas have won the inaugural Women's T20 Challenge by four wickets!. Radha is pumped after that shot and punches the air. Oh my, Tahuhu leaps and ends up holding her right shoulder, hope she hasn't hurt herself

Scores level, the field comes in. One to get off the last ball. Long-on still in the deep though

19.5
2
Kerr to Yadav, 2 runs, comes down again, it's wide outside off and she scythes it towards deep point in the gap. Easy two that one

Three from two now

Darshit karia: "Oh my.. what a contest?? How many times the momentum has swung the either way?? There is really a great future for the league.. come on girls show the world YOU CAN DO IT.."

19.4
2
Kerr to Yadav, 2 runs, comes down and drives that with some power to long-off. Tahuhu ran the first one very hard with her head down and runs real quick to come back for the second

A tense Harmanpreet sitting in the dugout

19.3
2
Kerr to Yadav, 2 runs, lots of flight outside off, she sweeps against the turn and gets a top-edge over the bowler's head. They quickly come back for the second

Another twist, who would have thought. Seven to get from four, Radha Yadav on strike. The crowd is getting on its feet

19.2
W
Kerr to Kaur, OUT, she has holed out to deep cover! It's the trademark loft over the covers from Harmanpreet after coming down, she drove with the turn, and Velocity clearly have a fielder there. Hayley Matthews waits and then dives forward to get both hands under it. What a big wicket, and just in time

H Kaur c Matthews b Kerr 51 (37b 4x4 3x6) SR: 137.83

19.1
0
Kerr to Kaur, no run, turning away from outside off, she slices on off and takes a couple of steps before sending Tahuhu back. Almost resulted in a run out

PP: "Wow, That's stunning innings by Harmanpreet! Sensational Winning the match single handed." Seven to get from six balls, actually. Kerr will bowl it

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs | SNOVA: 115/5 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.05, RRR: 7.00)

  • Lea Tahuhu2 (8b)
  • Harmanpreet Kaur51 (35b)
  • Shikha Pandey3-0-17-0
  • Devika Vaidya4-0-21-1

Just three from the over

18.6
0
Pandey to Tahuhu, no run, another wide yorker to Tahuhu, she tries to connect and misses again

Last ball, Harmanpreet won't want the single

18.5
1
Pandey to Kaur, 1 run, shoe goes across, it's a wide full toss, slammed to sweeper cover for one
18.4
1
Pandey to Tahuhu, 1 run, full on the stumps this time, drilled down the ground to beat a diving Pandey towards long-on for one
18.3
0
Pandey to Tahuhu, no run, wide yorker outside off, Tahuhu jams her bat into the ground but can't connect
18.2
1
Pandey to Kaur, 1 run, pitched up outside off, it's the big drive over the covers and she gets to her 50 off 34 balls. Gets a handshake from Tahuhu
18.1
0
Pandey to Kaur, no run, bit full outside off, pushed down into the covers with her head down

It's under run a ball now, it has been a spectacular Harmanpreet show, here's Shikha Pandey

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | SNOVA: 112/5 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.22, RRR: 5.00)

  • Harmanpreet Kaur49 (32b)
  • Lea Tahuhu1 (5b)
  • Devika Vaidya4-0-21-1
  • Amelia Kerr3-0-19-1
17.6
1
Vaidya to Kaur, 1 run, guess what, she keeps strike by nudging it from middle towards square leg for one
17.5
6
Vaidya to Kaur, SIX runs, bit too slow on off, she dances down again and this time it's slammed on the leg side! A big swipe, it's goes high and she has put so much power in that, it's hit the ad boards beyond the boundary. The crowd loves it
17.4
0
Vaidya to Kaur, no run, a step down the pitch, wants to tap it for a quick single but there's not time
17.3
6
Vaidya to Kaur, SIX runs, there comes the big swing, there goes the ball over the ropes! Comes down the track to take the ball on the full and lofts it over long-off
17.2
2
Vaidya to Kaur, 2 runs, it's not that short but she goes back and pulls it just over midwicket towards wide long-on for now
17.1
0
Vaidya to Kaur, no run, comes down the track for a big swing on off, gets an inside edge on to her pad

Vaidya comes back

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | SNOVA: 97/5 (25 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.70, RRR: 8.33)

  • Harmanpreet Kaur34 (26b)
  • Lea Tahuhu1 (5b)
  • Amelia Kerr3-0-19-1
  • Jahanara Alam4-0-21-2
16.6
1
Kerr to Kaur, 1 run, easy single on the last ball again as she drives the full delivery to sweeper cover for one
16.5
4
Kerr to Kaur, FOUR runs, she was going to go across again but Kerr pitches it up this time and Harmanpreet connects well to sweep that over square leg for four. Beats deep midwicket easily
16.4
0
Kerr to Kaur, no run, goes across again, it's still wide outside off, she's forced to tap it to point and Tahuhu says no
16.3
0
Kerr to Kaur, no run, dipping full toss outside off, she drives but gets a bottom edge to the keeper
16.2
2
Kerr to Kaur, 2 runs, goes across a long way, sweeps against the turn, gets a top-edge and it just clears square leg. She gets two and is on strike again

Supernovas 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9AC JayanganiPS Punia
2nd44PS PuniaJI Rodrigues
3rd0H KaurPS Punia
4th6H KaurNR Sciver
5th5SFM DevineH Kaur
6th51H KaurLMM Tahuhu
7th10LMM TahuhuRP Yadav