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Final (N), Pune, May 28, 2022, Women's T20 Challenge
(20 ov, T:166) 161/8

Supernovas won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
62 (44) & 2/28
Player Of The Series
100 runs • 4 wkts
Full commentary
end of over 2012 runs
VEL: 161/8CRR: 8.05 
Simran Bahadur20 (10)
Laura Wolvaardt65 (40)
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-28-2
Pooja Vastrakar 3-0-32-1

Thanks for joining us today and it was good fun bringing you the action today. Our team thanks you for being with us for the tournament. Good night from all of us

Harmanpreet - My heartbeat was normal. I was prepared for the game to go down to the wire. The start wasn't on our favour. We knew it was a matter of two wickets. We got that as we stuck to our plans. [On the final ten minutes] Pooja couldn't quite execute what we planned to. The crowd was going ballistic and that also might have played a part. Sophie bowled outstandingly well

Deandra Dottin is the Player of the match and the Player of the tournament - It feels good to be a part of this tournament. You learn from other players in the tournament. It was good for me and we all gel well.

Alana King- I was happy with the way I bowled. Credit to bowlers how we bowled considering the batters came at us in the final five overs. The atmosphere was electric. It was good to see the Indian players in the dressing room. It was good to see new players and experience the Indian conditions.

Priya Punia - We worked hard and there was a lot of effort in the domestic cricket. We had mixed feelings being in the field because the match swung wildly between the teams.

Deepti Sharma, Velocity captain - If we had built a partnership in the middle overs, it wouldn't have come down to the final delivery. Laura [Wolvaardt] batted well and so did Simran. We had the batting strength to win the game the way we played the last two games. We just said, "See the ball, hit the ball" We performed well but we left some runs out in the middle. The bowlers did well to pull it back after the 16th over.

What a brilliant over by Sophie Ecclestone to end the match! She was hit for a six off the first ball and then she started to spear it into the batters. She barely gave them any length to connect their strokes and the pace, being high, made it difficult for the batters

Ecclestone to Bahadur, 1 run

that's the third title for Supernovas! Full toss and she slogs. But seems like there's no power on it as the bat comes out flying and that's not going to be enough. They needed a six off the final ball but could manage only one run. Supernovas win by 4 runs

Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, 1 run

fuller, flatter and faster. She looks to get under it and couldn't quite do that. She gets an inside edge onto her shoes and it runs away to long off for a single

7 off 2 required

Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, 2 runs

quicker on the leg stump. She mistimes the slog to deep midwicket for a couple. This is getting tougher but they are within one huge hit of a win

Ecclestone to Bahadur, 1 leg bye

fires another delivery on the stumps. She is looking to sweep this delivery. The impact seems to be outside the off stump. There is no spike on the ultraedge and the ball tracker shows the impact was outside off

we have a review for LBW

Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, 1 run

off the outside edge. It was fired in outside off. She looks to slog it away and gets an edge to short third man for a single

Ecclestone to Wolvaardt, SIX runs

and she gets the slog sweep going! Comes down the track and slog sweeps it over cow corner for a six. They are getting closer!

Ecclestone to bowl the final over

end of over 1917 runs
VEL: 149/8CRR: 7.84 RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 runs from 6b
Simran Bahadur19 (8)
Laura Wolvaardt55 (36)
Pooja Vastrakar 3-0-32-1
Alana King 4-0-32-3
Vastrakar to Bahadur, no run

short ball around the leg stump line. She moves across and looks to play the pull. Misses and it looks like it might have been a wide. A replay would've helped us

Vastrakar to Bahadur, FOUR runs

fuller ball on the pads as she was moving across. She has enough confidence in her abilities to sweep this to deep square-leg for a boundary. To have the guts to play this stroke at this stage of the match takes some doing but Simran has come out with all her strokes on display

Vastrakar to Bahadur, FOUR runs

but she isn't! She bowls another fuller delivery and Simran repeats the dose. This time she goes to the wide long-off fence and picks a boundary

With the mid off and mid on in, Pooja will need to be careful with her lengths

Vastrakar to Bahadur, FOUR runs

fuller ball outside the off stump. Simran is turning it on as she holds her nerves together and lofts this to long off for a boundary

Vastrakar to Wolvaardt, 1 run

bowls one wide outside the off stump. She drives it to mid off for a single

round the wicket now

Vastrakar to Wolvaardt, FOUR runs

full toss outside the off stump. Wolvaardt clears the front foot and slams the ball past the bowler and the mid off fielder for a boundary. Superb awareness of the field

It will be Pooja Vastrakar to bowl this over

end of over 1814 runs
VEL: 132/8CRR: 7.33 RRR: 17.00 • Need 34 runs from 12b
Simran Bahadur7 (4)
Laura Wolvaardt50 (34)
Alana King 4-0-32-3
Deandra Dottin 4-1-28-2
King to Bahadur, SIX runs

flighted length ball on the stumps. Simran comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a six. Getting closer to the target. Do they have it in them to get 34 runs in 2 overs?

King to Bahadur, no run

looked like it was pitching on line of off stump and the way Alana King has been bowling, it is a slider. She is looking to sweep and the ultra edge has a small spike, enough to denote a noise, as the bat was close to the ball. Superb decision by the umpire.

and we have a review for LBW

King to Wolvaardt, 1 run

length ball outside the off stump. She comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a single. She gets to her half-century with that single

King to Wolvaardt, SIX runs

length ball outside the off stump. She comes down the track and lofts it over long on with what looked like a short-arm pull. Superb batting

King to Wolvaardt, no run

length delivery outside the off stump. She sweeps it to square leg

King to Bahadur, 1 run

comes forward and turns it to the leg side for a single

end of over 1713 runs • 1 wicket
VEL: 118/8CRR: 6.94 RRR: 16.00 • Need 48 runs from 18b
Simran Bahadur0 (1)
Laura Wolvaardt43 (31)
Deandra Dottin 4-1-28-2
Alana King 3-0-18-3

Steve: "Velocity got it wrong not having Laura Wolvaardt in their top order. "

Dottin to Bahadur, 1 bye

another short delivery on the leg stump. She swings and misses. The keeper fumbles with the take as the batters cross for a single in the form of a bye

Dottin to Cross, OUT

Short ball on the stumps and they have a wicket! Kate Cross pulls and only manages to find an edge back to the keeper. She was swinging wildly. So, to pitch it short was a good strategy. The way Kate Cross was batting, it was a wicket taking delivery

Kate Cross c †Bhatia b Dottin 13 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 185.71
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