RESULT
2nd Match (D/N), Pune, May 24, 2022, Women's T20 Challenge
(18.2/20 ov, T:151) 151/3

Velocity won by 7 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
71 (51) & 2 catches
harmanpreet-kaur
Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav
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Comms: Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Supernovas 150/5(20 overs)
Velocity 151/3(18.2 overs)

Two out of the three teams, Supernovas and Velocity, now have a win. Trailbrazers need a big to make it to the finals. We have to wait till Thursday to find if they can. For now, the men's IPL is on and you can follow it here. It's goodbye from me, our scoring-commentating allrounders - Thilak and M Venkat Raghav.

After a big win yesterday, Supernovas were found lacking, particularly in the field. 150 was too small a score. When Shafali and Wolvaardt get going, what isn't?! Shafali's LBW given out was overturned on review. So, the luck was not on their side.

Deepti Sharma, Velocity Captain: The team's performance was excellent. (On using spin for 13 overs) I thought it was a slow, turning track. But the pacers did well, particularly Cross. That gave us a good platform. Sneh Rana taught a step to Kate Cross. That's where the celebration comes from. Everyone had a personal target, chasing 150 gives us confidence. Shafali's innings and Cross' spell gives a lot of confidence.

Shafali Verma, 51 (33) for Velocity: We wanted our batters to stay in the middle and put away loose balls. That was the plan. In the first innings, I noticed where the areas of scoring and judged the wind direction as well. (On touch shots) I have worked on them, I've tried a couple of them. The wicket was good and enjoyed batting. I think one ball at a time, so I was not focusing on any. (On being asked what the shots she's been practicing are) You'll find out in the next game. (laughs)

Harmanpreet Kaur, POTM and Supernovas Captain: We didn't do well in the field. We can't let go of chances and win. We started well in the first six and managed to finish well too. But the fielding had to be good to bring it all together. Last night's win was good. We'll have to watch where the next game goes. We'll have to improve to get back on track.

6:41 pm: Both batters leave with smiles. Both teams shake hands and look in good spirits. The win came on the back of excellent batting from Shafali Varma up top, Wolvaardt took time but once she got going, she flourished.

18.3
1w
Dottin to Wolvaardt, 1 wide

Wolvaardt ducks under a bouncer. Square umpire calls it a wide.

Scores level

18.2
6
Dottin to Wolvaardt, SIX runs

Lifts a good length ball on the stumps over mid-on. The timing was so good that it cleared the fence. It brings up Wolvaardt's 50. She celebrates with a smile and a hug with her partnet

18.1
Dottin to Wolvaardt, no run

Good length on fourth stump, drives it with power to mid-on. Went along the ground but found the fielder

end of over 186 runs
VEL: 144/3CRR: 8.00 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Deepti Sharma24 (25)
Laura Wolvaardt45 (33)
Alana King 4-0-20-0
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-32-0
17.6
2
King to Sharma, 2 runs

Brings out the aerial whip over midwicket to a full, wide ball. It was slow and it came off the bottom of the bat. Stopped in the deep

17.5
1
King to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Full down leg, Wolvaardt stepped down towards the pitch. Covered the spin even though she was not to the pitch of it. Drives it to long-off

Point moves to short fine leg

17.4
1
King to Sharma, 1 run

Slow and full around seventh stump, dragged with a sweep along the ground to deep-midwicket

17.3
1
King to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Manufactures a low full toss by coming down the ground, it was on the stumps and she stayed on the leg side. Whipped to long-off

17.2
1
King to Sharma, 1 run

Length outside off, dragged to deep-midwicket with a pull along the ground

17.1
King to Sharma, no run

Slow and wide on a length, comes down the track and drives it with a horizontal bat to cover. Played on the backfoot

Just 13 needed off the last three. Alana King returns

end of over 178 runs
VEL: 138/3CRR: 8.11 RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 from 18b
Deepti Sharma20 (21)
Laura Wolvaardt43 (31)
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-32-0
Venkateshappa Chandu 2-0-23-0
16.6
1
Ecclestone to Sharma, 1 run

Clips a length ball over off to midwicket

16.5
1
Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Length ball outside off, pushed to long-off

16.4
4
Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, FOUR runs

Shuffles across to a length ball on middle and leg, whips it fine and Dottin cannot chase it down from short fine leg

16.4
1w
Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, 1 wide

Good length down leg, tries the paddle pull. Beaten

16.3
1
Ecclestone to Sharma, 1 run

Goes back and clips a length ball on off to square leg

16.2
Ecclestone to Sharma, no run

Full on off, beaten on the sweep. Goes off the body to short third man

16.1
Ecclestone to Sharma, no run

Full outside off, flicked to the bowler

Around

end of over 1611 runs
VEL: 130/3CRR: 8.12 RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Laura Wolvaardt38 (29)
Deepti Sharma18 (17)
Venkateshappa Chandu 2-0-23-0
Deandra Dottin 3-0-14-2

Timeout

15.6
4
Chandu to Wolvaardt, FOUR runs

Wolvaardt surgically pierces the cover gap again. This time, it's off a yorker length ball and she creamed the drive. It was drilled in a whippy motion

15.5
Chandu to Wolvaardt, no run

Good length outside off, pushed in front of cover

15.4
1
Chandu to Sharma, 1 run

Harman at short fine leg gets a bad bounce from a one-handed sweep off a good length ball on leg. It lobs behind off hand but it's just one

15.3
1
Chandu to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Full outside off, lunges across and pushes it to long-off

Best performances - batters
H Kaur
H Kaur SNO
71 runs (51)
7 fours3 sixes
Control
78%
Productive shot
sweep shot
33 runs
4 fours1 six
25251161912
Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma VEL
51 runs (33)
9 fours1 six
Control
85%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
2 fours1 six
00410410185
Best performances - bowlers
KL Cross
KL Cross VEL
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
DJS Dottin
DJS Dottin SNO
O
3.2
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
6.3
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossVelocity, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Supernovas
Harmanpreet Kaur
Match days24 May 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Gayathrii Venugopal
India
N Janani
TV Umpire
India
Saiyed Khalid
Reserve Umpire
India
Vrinda Rathi
Match Referee
India
GS Lakshmi
PointsVelocity 2, Supernovas 0
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