Supernovas etched a win against Trailblazers in a close encounter by 2 runs to make a place for themselves in the final in Shrajah. Velocity have bow been knocked out of the tournament.
Chasing 147, Trailblazers had a decen t satrt to the chase after openers Deandra Dottin and Smriti Mandhana struck 44 runs for the first wicket. But Deandra Dottin’s departure saw a couple of quick wickets falling and Trailblazers then lost few wickerts on regular intervals.
Deepti Sharma and Harleen Deol though tried really well to take their team over the line but eventually failed to do so.
Earlier, Supernova rode on Athapaththu’s 67 to score 146/6 in 20 overs.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Chamari Athapaththu | Player of the Match: I played my normal game. I have to score runs as I am a senior player in this team. I know my responsibility and role in the team. I try and share my knowledge with the youngsters. I want to improve the game all around the world and share whatever I know with the Indian girls.
Harmanpreet Kaur | Supernovas captain: It was very close. Hats off to our bowlers, they soaked in the pressure and bowled to their fields. Every game you play, you want to win. With the start we got, we were looking at least 160 but we knew that the ball was turning and our spinners will come into play. Both left handers were batting and that’s why we went for the off-spinner (on why Poonam Yadav didn’t bowl). Today there was not much dew. We will try our best and with this win the confidence is high.
Radha Yadav: Wanted to keep it simple and was focusing to execute the plans. Just wanted to bowl according to the field and that’s the plan. She (Poonam Yadav) is fit and not sure about the move to hold her back. I enjoy these situations and dream of playing in such situations and glad that I was able to help my team win.
Smriti Mandhana: The girls took us really close. Would have loved to get past the line but it was a brilliant effort from Deepti and Harleen. There was quite a bit of dew around. We were looking to win the match and didn’t think about any other scenario, which team to play in the final etc.. Hopefully we will play well against them in the final. A good wake up call for the bowlers and the fielding unit after the first match. Hopefully we will come back stronger on Monday.