2nd Match (D/N), Jaipur, May 8 2019, Women's T20 Challenge
(18/20 ov)113/7
Velocity won by 3 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
player of the match
Danni Wyatt
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• The Report by Vishal Dikshit

Velocity lose five for zilch before clinching win

Young Shafali Verma and Danielle Wyatt build on the good work of the spinners to give Mithali Raj's team victory

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Scorecard summary
Trailblazers112/6(20 overs)
Harleen Deol43 (40)
Suzie Bates26 (22)
Ekta Bisht2/13(4)
Velocity113/7(18 overs)
end of over 182 runs • 3 wickets
VELOC: 113/7CRR: 6.27  • Need 0 from 12b
Sushree Dibyadarshini2 (1)
Sushma Verma0 (0)
Deepti Sharma4-0-14-4
Rajeshwari Gayakwad3-0-28-1

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What should have been a comprehensive win was nearly thrown away by the impetuousness of the middle order as they got closer to the target. The win with two overs to spare, however, should help their net run-rate despite the drama towards the end. It should give them some breathing space in their match against Supernovas. After a miserly bowling performance, the chase was set up by 15-year old Shafali Verma and Danielle Wyatt played some gorgeous shots through the off side. They were also aided by some shoddy fielding as the Trailblazers put down as many as four chances.

Sharma to Pradhan, 2 runs

full on off, squeezed down to short third-man and after making this incredibly hard for themselves, Velocity get over the line

Sharma to Kerr, OUT

that's five without a run added to the score! Another swing across the line to a straight ball and another one crashes into the stumps

Amelia Kerr b Sharma 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Sharma to Kerr, no run

full on middle, gets an inside edge onto the pad, there's a massive appeal turned down

Sharma to Pandey, OUT

swings across the line and she's cleaned up! An innocuous length ball on off, spun back in slightly as she tried to drag it to the leg side on the slog sweep and missed

Shikha Pandey b Sharma 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Sharma to Pandey, no run

full outside off, pushed to cover

Sharma to Raj, OUT

another one! Mithali yorked herself there, came down the wicket and played all around it as it crashed into middle stump

Mithali Raj b Sharma 17 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.27
end of over 173 runs • 2 wickets
VELOC: 111/3CRR: 6.52 RRR: 0.67 • Need 2 from 18b
Mithali Raj17 (21)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad3-0-28-1
Deepti Sharma3-0-12-1
Gayakwad to Veda Krishnamurthy, OUT

length outside off, she comes down the wicket and slices it to point where it falls short of the fielder, Mithali called for the run, Veda also took off but was ball watching and in the end, both of them were stranded mid-pitch as the throw came in to the keeper, who removed the bails. After a few replays, it's Veda who has to walk back as they hadn't quite crossed

Veda Krishnamurthy run out (Ecclestone/†Kalpana) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Gayakwad to Wyatt, OUT

full on middle and finally, Trailblazers hold onto a chance. Wyatt played an excellent knock here but hit that one straight to mid-off

Danni Wyatt c Sharma b Gayakwad 46 (35b 5x4 2x6) SR: 131.42
Gayakwad to Raj, 1 run

full outside off, drilled to long-off

Gayakwad to Wyatt, 1 run

length on off, swatted to long-off for one

Gayakwad to Raj, 1 run

length on off, waits for it, taps it to the off side and they come for one

Gayakwad to Raj, no run

full outside off and another dropped chance at cover

end of over 164 runs
VELOC: 108/2CRR: 6.75 RRR: 1.25 • Need 5 from 24b
Mithali Raj15 (18)
Danni Wyatt45 (33)
Deepti Sharma3-0-12-1
Sophie Ecclestone4-0-13-0
Sharma to Raj, 1 run

length on the pads, pushed towards midwicket for one

Sharma to Raj, no run

full on off, driven to extra cover

Sharma to Wyatt, 1 run

length, angled in, she backs away and tries to go inside out but was cramped for room a little, only gets a single to long-off

Sharma to Wyatt, no run

length, angled in, swept straight to short fine-leg

Sharma to Raj, 1 run

full on middle, pushed to long-on

Sharma to Wyatt, 1 run

length, angled in, she comes down the wicket and tucks it away to deep squareleg

end of over 152 runs
VELOC: 104/2CRR: 6.93 RRR: 1.80 • Need 9 from 30b
Mithali Raj13 (15)
Danni Wyatt43 (30)
Sophie Ecclestone4-0-13-0
Harleen Deol3-0-19-1
Ecclestone to Raj, no run

full on the pads, attempts the sweep and misses. An optimistic shout for lbw turned down but they take the review, may as well. Would have clearly gone down the leg side, though

Ecclestone to Wyatt, 1 run

quicker one again, angled in, comes down the wicket and turns it around towards midwicket for one

Match details
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossVelocity, elected to field first
SeriesWomen's T20 Challenge
Player Of The Match
Danni Wyatt
Match days08 May 2019 - daynight(20-over match)
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Nitin Pandit
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Sadashiv Iyer
TV Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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GS Lakshmi
PointsVelocity 2, Trailblazers 0