Velocity were 111 for 2 in the 17th over. They needed only two runs to win. They were ahead of the game practically its entire duration, but just as everything seemed rosy, five wickets fell... for absolutely no runs.
Here's the story of a collapse most dramatic, as captured by our ball-by-ball commentators.
16.5 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
DN Wyatt c Sharma b Gayakwad 46 (35b 5x4 2x6) SR: 131.42
16.6 Gayakwad to 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
V Krishnamurthy run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.1 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
M Raj b Sharma 17 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.27
17.2 Sharma to Pandey, no run, full outside off, pushed to cover
17.3 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
S Pandey b Sharma 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.4 Sharma to Kerr, no run, full on middle, gets an inside edge onto the pad, there's a massive appeal turned down
17.5 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
AC Kerr b Sharma 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Batsmen kept coming and they kept going, and for a moment, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma were pulling off a scarcely-believable miracle for Trailblazers but then...
17.6 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