Velocity lost the Women’s T20 Challenge by 16 runs but still qualified for the final on the basis of better net run rate, knocking out the winner Trail Blazers from the tournament in Pune on Thursday. In Saturday’s summit clash, Velocity will face Super Nawaz. Invited to bat, Sabhanini Meghna and Jaime Rodriguez helped the defending champions to 190 for five with magnificent half-centuries, the largest total in the history of the tournament. But they needed to limit Velocity to 159 to be the second team to qualify for the final, but that shouldn’t be the case, as Kiran Nogere had other ideas.
The 27-year-old all-rounder from Maharashtra lit up the night sky with five fours and a maximum of sixes in his 69-run innings off 34 balls to take the momentum beyond 150 digits and reach the final threshold. can go.
Trail Blazers led by bowlers Poonam Yadav (2/33) and Rajeshwari Gaikwad (2/44), finally managed to limit Velocity to 174 for 9 to open his account but he will suffer a heavy 49-run defeat at the hands of Supernovas in the opening match.
Trailblazers (-0.825), Supernovas (+0.912) and Velocity (-0.022) finished with two points each but the top two teams made it to the finals as they had better net run rate than the defending champions. Velocity crossed the 159-run mark in the 19th over and made it to the final. Set a tough target of 191 to win, Nogere, playing her first season in the Big League, showed great temperament when she chased beautifully, adding 55 off 31 balls with Laura Wollardt (17). Do and then stay on the other end.
The partnership between Navgire and Wolvaardt helped make Velocity the fastest team century of the tournament.
Speed kept losing wickets under the pressure of the scoreboard but Nogir took him to safety in the 17th over before he was stumped by Richa Ghosh off the ball of Shopy Dunkle.
Once Navgire left, it was all over for Velocity.
Earlier, Meghna scored 73 off 47 balls in a 113-run partnership with Rodriguez (66 off 44 balls) and the Trail Blazers scored 190 for five, the largest total in history. Tournament
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Meghna, who dropped to 16 and 63, demonstrated her big hitting skills by hitting seven fours and four fours. Rodriguez also hit seven sixes and a six in his 44-ball innings.
The pace on the field was extremely sloppy as his butterfly fielders dropped a maximum of four catches – two in the overs of Smirn Bahadur.
Meghna made two good hits under the ground on the cat cross but the bowler returned to get Mandhana out and took an easy catch of Smirn.
Cross could have added Meghna’s wicket to his list but Sneh Rana dropped him at that point.
Rodriguez then hit two fours Dipti Sharma As the Trail Blazers scored 47 for 1 in the Power Play.
Meghna separated the attack, sending Radha Yadav for two sixes – one on the inside shot course and the other over the bowler’s head – on his way to fifty in the 10th over.
Rodriguez also played some great shots and reached his fifty in the 14th over off 30 balls.
Shafali Verma And Aya Bonga Khaka threw two good overs but Meghna broke his shackles, hitting Verma with his third six and launching at long off. Meghna got another relief when Khaka dropped her at the backward point and hit a six and a four on Rana before Cross kept one on the long off and finally got rid of the opener.
Rodriguez and Mathews added another 31 runs off 15 balls before the former player was dismissed by Khaka.
Haley Mathews (15 to 27) and Sofia Dunkley (8 to 19) then promoted late.
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