Wolvaardt ducks under a bouncer. Square umpire calls it a wide.
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.
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
Good length on fourth stump, drives it with power to mid-on. Went along the ground but found the fielder
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
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
Slow and full around seventh stump, dragged with a sweep along the ground to deep-midwicket
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
Length outside off, dragged to deep-midwicket with a pull along the ground
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
Clips a length ball over off to midwicket
Length ball outside off, pushed to long-off
Shuffles across to a length ball on middle and leg, whips it fine and Dottin cannot chase it down from short fine leg
Good length down leg, tries the paddle pull. Beaten
Goes back and clips a length ball on off to square leg
Full on off, beaten on the sweep. Goes off the body to short third man
Full outside off, flicked to the bowler
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
Good length outside off, pushed in front of cover
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
Full outside off, lunges across and pushes it to long-off
|Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|Toss||Velocity, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||24 May 2022 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Velocity 2, Supernovas 0|