Women’s T20 Challenge, Trailblazers vs Supernovas Highlights: Trailblazers win by two runs
IPL 2019 Women’s T20, Trailblazers vs Supernovas As It Happened: Follow highlights from the IPL 2019 Women’s T20 match between Trailblazers and Supernovas.
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Highlights: Harmanpreet Kaur almost took her team Supernovas to victory even after the equation read 19 runs from the last over. However, Jhulan Goswami held her nerve and managed to guide the Trailblazers to a two-run victory. Earlier. Smriti Mandhana played a brilliant innings of 90 runs from 67 balls as the Trailblazers posted 140/5 in 20 overs.
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Trailblazers win by two runs
The game seemed done and dusted when the Supernovas needed 19 runs from the last over, but then Harmanpreet Kaur brought her team back into the game with three boundaries off Goswami’s bowling. Harmanpreet carried out a brilliant shot in the fifth ball and hit the ball to the cover boundary. Replays showed that the ball bounced just before the rope. With the Supernovas needing three runs from the last ball, Harmanpreet missed the delivery and Tahuhu was run out when she tried to steal a single. Goswami held her nerves as the Trailblazers win by two runs.
Sophie Ecclestone dismisses Sophie Devine for 32 runs
Sophie Ecclestone dismisses Sophie Devine for 32 runs in the 19th over. The Supernovas have lost a key batter in the penultimate over. The Supernovas need 19 runs from the last over to win.
Supernovas need 31 runs from 18 balls
Harmanpreet and Devine have put up a sensible partnerships of 36 runs so far. The Trailblazers have let themselves down with dropped catches, but they are still ahead in this game. Can Harmanpreet and Devine find the final flourish?
Devine smashes Gayakwad for a six
Devine’s eyes light up when she sees a short ball. She pulls the delivery over the midwicket boundary for a six! The Supernovas need 46 runs from 30 balls to win.
Ecclestone takes a brilliant catch to dismiss Sciver
Sophie Ecclestone takes a brilliant catch to dismiss Natalie Sciver for one run. However, Harmanpreet is batting brilliantly at the other end as the Supernovas keep their hopes of winning this match alive.
Atapattu departs for 26 runs
Atapattu presents a catch and finally the Trailblazers manage to hold on to a catch. Deol completes the catch off Gayakwad’s bowling as the Supernovas need 77 runs from 54 balls to win.
Rodrigues run out for 24 runs
Jemimah Rodrigues dabs the ball and takes off for a single. Shakera Selman runs in, collects the ball and effects a brilliant direct hit before Rodrigues realised that there is no single there. The batter goes for 24 runs. Supernovas: 60/2 in 9 overs.
Taylor drops Atapattu
Another drop catch for the Trailblazers! Atapattu goes for a big shot and Taylor drops an easy catch at deep square leg. Supernovas: 51/1 in 7.3 overs.
Supernovas reach 34/1 in 5 overs
Rodrigues smashes Sharma for a boundary as the Supernovas move to 34/1 in 5 overs. Atapattu and Rodrigues have put on a sensible partnership of 28 runs so far.
Good start for Trailblazers
Punia nicks a delivery off Ecclestone and gets out for one runs. The Trailblazers have got off to a good start as the Supernovas lose their first wicket.
Trailblazers post 140/5 in 20 overs
The Trailblazers lose three wickets in the last over as the team posts 140/5 in 20 overs. Radha concedes just four runs in the 20th over. Even though the Supernovas pulled things back in the last over, the Trailblazers still have a decent total on the board.
Mandhana departs for 90 runs in the last over
Mandhana tries to clear the long-on boundary but hits the ball straight to Jayangani and gets out for 90 runs. The captain has played a brilliant innings to put Trailblazers on course for a decent total.
Sciver concedes 13 runs
Mandhana strikes Sciver for a six and a four as Trailblazers move to 126/1 in 18 overs. Mandhana is hitting the ball very well and is on her way to a century.
Trailblazers reach 103/1 in 16 overs
Mandhana smashes Poonam for the first six of the match as Trailblazers reach 103/1 in 16 overs. They will be looking to reach 140 from here.
Mandhana scores fifty
Mandhana smashes Devine for a straight boundary and brings up her fifty off 47 balls. The skipper has played a gem of an innings tonight. Trailblazers: 88/1 in 14.4 overs.
Mandhana nears fifty
Mandhana has got her eye in and is playing a brilliant innings at the moment. She has scored 42 runs from 40 balls with six boundaries so far.
Mandhana scores 10 runs off Tahuhu
Mandhana surely likes more pace on the ball and when Tahuhu provided more pace, the Indian smashes the bowler for two boundaries. Trailblazers: 62/1 in 11 overs.
Trailblazers reach 50/1 in 9.3 overs
Mandhana and Deol have started to find the boundaries now as the Trailblazers move to 50/1 in 9.3 overs. Since both the batters are set, they will need to capitalise and propel their team to a big score.
Supernovas keep the pressure on Trailblazers
Mandhana and Deol have not been able to find the boundaries and are hitting the ball to fielders more often than not. Trailblazers: 32/1 in 8 overs.
Anuja Patil bowls a tight over
Anuja Patil has bowled brilliantly in this match so far. She has bowled on good lengths and lines consistently, conceding just four runs in the fourth over. Trailblazers: 17/1.
Bates departs for one run
Bates tries to hit a big shot and presents a catch to Rodrigues. The Indian fumbles the ball, but manages to hold on to the catch. The Trailblazers lose their first wicket.
Mandhana plays a cracking shot
Mandhana plays a superb drives through the off-side off Sciver’s bowling. The Trailblazers take 11 runs from the first over.
Supernovas XI: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Anuja Patil, Chamari Athapaththu , Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu, Natalie Sciver, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine, Taniya Bhatia (WK).
Trailblazers XI: Smriti Mandhana, Dayalan Hemlatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman, Sophie Ecclestone, Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates
“We will bowl first. It’s a green wicket and if we get early wicket, it’s good for us. We relaly have a good side, and all the teams are well-balanced now and we will continue the way we played last year. Mansi Joshi and Arundhati Reddy miss out for us.”
“This is a really good initiative by BCCI, and it will help the game grow in India and prepare for the World Cup.”
Supernovas opt to field
Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas won the toss and opted to field against Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers.
Harmanpreet vs Mandhana
Both sides have some power-packed players from across the globe. The Trailblazers are the more experienced side of the two on paper with the likes of Stefanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Jhulan Goswami and Smriti Mandhana up their sleeves. But the Supernovas have some exciting young talent and a dynamic captain in Harmanpreet Kaur. New Zealanders Sophie Divine, Lea Tahuhu and Sri Lankan batswoman Chamari Athapaththu are some of the noted overseas cricketers in the Trailblazers side.
Opener Mandhana, captain of Trailblazers and the No. 1 batswoman in the ICC Women’s ODI rankings said it would give seniors chance to play with juniors and see what they had got to offer ahead of the T20 World Cup in February 2020.
“It’s an ideal opportunity for seniors, like us, to play with younger players. With the T20 World Cup just 10 months away, we could assess which players would perform well under pressure,” Mandhana said.
Mithali Raj speaks
“It is a step ahead,” Mithali Raj said at the pre-tournament press conference.
“It offers an opportunity for our young players in domestic cricket to interact with some of the best in the world. When you get at least two games, you can field several youngsters. Competing with overseas players could benefit them,” said Mithali Raj, the highest run-getter in women’s international cricket.
Broadcast and streaming details
Which TV channels will broadcast the Women’s T20 Challenge?
The Women’s T20 Challenge will be shown on the Star Sports Network.
How do I watch online live streaming of the Women’s T20 Challenge match between Supernovas and Trailblazers?
The Women’s T20 Challenge live streaming of the Supernovas vs Trailblazers match will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on https://www.hindustantimes.com/sports-news
Hello and Welcome
Supernovas will lock horns with Trailblazers in the first match of Women’s T20 Challenge, which is being deemed as a dry run for Women’s IPL at Jaipur on Monday. The Supernovas will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur and Trailblazers will play under Smriti Mandhana. Both sides have some power-packed players from across the globe. The Trailblazers are the more experienced side of the two on paper with the likes of Stefanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Jhulan Goswami and Smriti Mandhana up their sleeves. But the Supernovas have some exciting young talent and a dynamic captain in Harmanpreet Kaur. New Zealanders Sophie Divine, Lea Tahuhu and Sri Lankan batswoman Chamari Athapaththu are some of the noted overseas cricketers in the Trailblazers side.