Supernovas vs Velocity Final WT20 Challenge 2022 Report: Supernovas became champion for the third time, then Velocity’s dream was broken

In the Women’s T20 Challenge tournament (Women’s T20 Challenge 2022), the Supernovas have once again retained their dominance and captured the title. In the final played in Pune on Saturday, Supernovas, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, defeated Velocity by 4 runs in a thrilling match on the basis of their tremendous bowling. In this way, Supernovas won the title for the third time in the fourth season of the tournament itself. At the same time, once again Velocity was disappointed in the final and the wait for the first title increased further. West Indies legend Deandra Dottin (62 runs, two wickets) helped the Supernovas reach the championship with the help of excellent all-round play. Although Laura Woolford (65 not out) and Simran Bahadur (20 not out) tried their best to win the team on the basis of excellent partnership in the end, but it was not enough in the end.

In this final played on May 28 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Velocity had a target of 166 runs, but the team’s top order failed completely. Shefali Verma, Yastika Bhatia and Kiran Navgire returned to the pavilion for just 38 runs inside the powerplay. At the same time, the team’s 5 wickets, including captain Deepti Sharma, were piled up to just 64 runs and in such a situation, South Africa’s legendary batsman Laura Woolford (65 runs, 40 balls, 5 fours, 3 sixes) took the lead from one end. There was a 40-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Laura and first Sneh Rana, which took Velocity to 104 runs, but here again the innings faltered and 8 wickets fell for 117 runs.

Woolford-Simran’s tremendous effort

From here, the number nine batsman Simran Bahadur (20 runs, 10 balls, 3 fours, 1 six) supported Woolford and brought the team very close to victory. Simran hit three consecutive fours in the 19th over, giving Velocity 17 runs from the over. In such a situation, 17 runs were needed in the last over. Woolford hit a six off the very first ball of Sophie Eccleston. But after this the world number one bowler did not give any more chance and won the title by stopping Velocity for 161 runs. Spinners Elana King (3/32) and Eccleston (2/28) were the most successful for the Supernovas.

Strong innings of Dotin-Harmanpreet

Earlier, Supernovas once again showed the power of their top order. The aggressive batting of opener Deandra Dottin (62 runs, 44 balls, 1 four, 4 sixes) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (43 runs, 29 balls, 1 four, 3 sixes) took the team towards a big score. However, the latter batsman could not continue it and this was the reason that even after scoring 131 runs in 15 overs and losing just 2 wickets, the team could only manage 165 runs for seven wickets.

Taking advantage of two lives, Dotin hit one four and four sixes in his 44-ball innings, while Harmanpreet hit one four and three sixes in his 29-ball innings. Both shared 58 runs for the second wicket in 5.3 overs. Dottin earlier got the team off to a great start with a 73-run partnership with opener Priya Poonia (28 runs in 29 balls) for the opening wicket. Supernovas scored just 34 runs in the last 5 overs and lost 5 wickets. Kate Cross, Deepti Sharma and Simran Dil Bahadur took two wickets each for velocity.

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