Player of the Match
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Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: @saurabh_42

20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | SNOVA: 138/5 (3 runs required, RR: 6.90)

  • Lea Tahuhu0 (1b)
  • Jhulan Goswami3-0-31-0
  • Sophie Ecclestone4-0-11-2

That's all we have for you from this game, but the IPL playoffs begin tomorrow, and the Women's T20 challenge also continues. Join us back very soon, till then, this is Saurabh signing off on behalf of Vishal and Ranjith.

10.56pm: Smriti Mandhana is the Player of the Match. "As I said earlier, the wicket was on the lower side and ireally felt 140 was enough. We thought 125 was enough but we got 15 runs bonus. I've seen her (Harmanpreet) doing this stuff from the Indian dressing room (her final over boundaries). It was a bit annoying to be on the receiving end! Jhulan di was confident bowling yorker so we went with her experience. But it didn't come off, so Suzie and I went to her and said to bowl wider. The way the first innings went, our plan was to keep it low because it is hard for the batters to get elevation."

10.53pm: Presentation time now.

Anitha: "Such a tense finish! Didn't know which team to root for but glad Mandhana's 90 was not in vain."

Pratik: "We do have another Dhoni.we call her Harmanpreet."

Laxman: "This game looked a lot like RCB vs CSK. Harman didn't try going after them until last over. Just when it seemed like they will win, she didnt connect and there was a run out"

Abhijato: "Last time a woman's T20 exhibition was played during the IPL season, in a last ball finish Goswami dropped an all-important catch to give the opposition a thrilling victory. Today, in another last-ball finish Goswami ended up on the right side of the result while still being an active participant in the defense... She's a legend and you can't keep her out of the action. For her and woman's cricket on a larger scale, it also symbolises that area of play coming full circle! Cheers, ladies :)"

Ecclestone (who is 20 years old today): "Great game and great opener for the tournament. I didn't know what to expect when I came in, but the girls were great. Mandhana is a great captain. Credit to her, she helped us put on 140. We dropped a few catches, hopefully we can sort that out in the next games."

Harmanpreet: "I knew if I played till the end, I had the confidence I can win the game. But Sophie bowled really well in the 19th over, and that changed the game. We bowled really well inthe first 10 overs, but in the last 10, we didn't execute our plans. No doubt, Smriti also batted really well. When we were getting runs, we threw away wickets too, and that was the reason we didn't win. I'm really happy both teams played really well, that's what we wanted."

10.41pm: A thriller to kick off the Women's T20 challenge, and it was the captains who shone brightest. Smriti Mandhana was Mozart for the eyes, especially in the second half of her 90. But Harmanpreet threatened to pull off a miracle win, until the last ball happened. Trailblazers have won by just 2 runs.

Goswami to Kaur, OUT, Trailblazers have won Harman missed the ball completely, Jhulan to the fore again. Length ball outside off at normal pace and she doesn't connect with the slash. Anuja Patil charged down from the non-striker's end, which was the right thing to do, but the keeper collected, ran to the stumps and broke them before Patil reached.

LMM Tahuhu run out (†Kalpana) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

What if Hemalatha had taken that single off the last ball when Trailblazers were batting?...

What if that last ball was six? It's a game of margins, fine margins

Goswami to Kaur, FOUR runs, Harman, you amazing marvel! inside out four. Stays still and cool under pressure, full ball on the stumps, gives herself room and carves it over extra cover. Landed about one inch inside the rope.

7 off 2...

Goswami to Kaur, FOUR runs, smashed. Too short, too wide, Harman is coming down the track, frees her arms and slashes it over point
Goswami to Kaur, no run, well bowled, Jhulan's experience coming through. Slower ball in the channel and very full, defeats Harman's drive

11 off 4.

Goswami to Kaur, FOUR runs, this match is still alive folks. Moves across her stumps and deposits this fuller length ball to the square leg boundary with ease.
Goswami to Kaur, FOUR runs, gets it over the in-field and into the boundary! Back of a length and Harman was giving herself room, mistimes the lofted drive over extra cover but the ball has enough legs on it to go to the fence

19 needed off the last over

DJ: "for a moment i thought Sansa Stark is bowling 19th over" - she doesn't bowl. She rules.

Supernovas 2nd innings Partnerships

1st6AC JayanganiPS Punia
2nd49AC JayanganiJI Rodrigues
3rd8AC JayanganiH Kaur
4th11H KaurNR Sciver
5th48SFM DevineH Kaur
6th16H KaurLMM Tahuhu