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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
bowls one wide outside the off stump. She drives it to mid off for a single
round the wicket now
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
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?
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
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
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
length delivery outside the off stump. She sweeps it to square leg
comes forward and turns it to the leg side for a single
Steve: "Velocity got it wrong not having Laura Wolvaardt in their top order. "
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
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
|Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|Toss||Velocity, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Supernovas won the 2022 Women's T20 Challenge|
|Match days||28 May 2022 - night (20-over match)|