SUP vs VEL, Highlights, Women's IPL T20 Challenge 2019, Full Cricket Score: Velocity qualify for final despite loss, Supernovas also progress

SUP vs VEL, Highlights, Women's IPL T20 Challenge 2019, Full Cricket Score: Velocity qualify for final despite loss, Supernovas also progress

Highlights

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23:01 (IST)

The Supernovas and Velocity will now lock horns in the Women's T20 Challenge 2019 final on Saturday. With all the teams finishing with two points, it all came down to the net run-rate as the Trailblazers were knocked out after Velocity went past the 117-run mark. Mithali remained unbeaten on 40, while Veda was not out on 30 runs. 

Jemimah Rodrigues also showcased some blistering display with an unbeaten knock of 77 from just 48 balls. 

That's all we have from this match. Until next time, goodbye!  

22:56 (IST)

What do you guys feel?

22:55 (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur: Definitely, we did not bat well in the first six overs. Still, 140 was a decent score on the board. 
The bowlers did well. This tournament is very important for us. Everyone is doing well, and we are looking forward to the final. We want the girls to do well so that they get more chances.  If everyone performs well, it gives us confidence at the end of the day.  That was their planning but we just wanted to win this. We were not thinking about what they were thinking ( When asked about the 117-run cut-off mark) 

22:55 (IST)

Jemimah Rodrigues, Player of the Match: It was important for me to play throughout, so happy for that. My coach told me to just time the ball and not try to hit it hard. I think the confidence I get while playing the on-drive is amazing. I just tried to get good impact on the ball.

22:53 (IST)

Jemimah Rodrigues is the Player of the Match for her unbeaten 77

22:42 (IST)

Mithali Raj: I knew that if pacers bowled stump to stump and a nagging length, it would have helped. But a couple of our bowlers didn't have a good outing and some mishaps also happened in the field. With all this, we actually did well to restrict them to 142. (On the plan during the chase) Well yea, we had decided that if we get a good start early on, we will play for the win. But if you lose two wickets early chasing such a score, it becomes tough as we knew that we didn't have the batting depth. If Danny (Wyatt) batted deeper, we might have had a better chance. So, the plan was to target the final spot and everyone was aware of the plan. It does get difficult under lights as the girls aren't used to it. They do practise but it takes time to get adjusted to

22:40 (IST)

After 20 overs, VEL 130-3 (Mithali 40, Veda 30)

Supernovas have beaten Velocity by 12 runs to set up a final rematch between the same two teams after all three teams finished with two points. 
Trailblazers have been knocked out after having only won the tournament's opening game against Supernovas. Mithali and Veda put up a 53-run partnership, and as soon as the team went past 117, it was all but confirmed that these two teams would meet again in the final on Saturday. 

22:34 (IST)
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FOUR! Mithali slams two boundaries in consecutive deliveries, but that won't be enough for them to win the match. 

22:32 (IST)

After 19 overs, VEL 120-3 (Mithali 39, Veda 21)

Velocity have qualified for the final after they crossed the 117-run mark. Eight runs coming off Harmanpreet's over. 

22:30 (IST)
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FOUR! Mithali hits a four which sees Velocity qualify for the final! 

Women's T20 Challenge 2019, Supernovas vs Velocity Today's Match Preview: Trailblazers have been knocked out after having only won the tournament's opening game against Supernovas. Mithali and Veda put up a 53-run partnership, and as soon as the team went past 117, it was all but confirmed that these two teams would meet again in the final on Saturday.

Having struggled their way to victory on Wednesday, all Velocity need is two points to secure a summit clash against Trailblazers, who beat Supernovas in the tournament’s opening encounter.

Meanwhile, should Supernovas win on Thursday, then all the three teams will have two points each and the net run-rate will decide on which two teams go through.

After restricting Trailblazers to 112-6, things started on a powerful note for Velocity, who were on the verge of a comfortable victory at 111/2 before losing five wickets without adding a run.

This was when the Trailblazers gained momentum for a short period of time, until Sushree Pradhan sealed the match with two overs to spare.

On a day when the Trailblazers showcased some sloppy fielding, Velocity’s batting line-up was tested after they lost five wickets in the space of seven balls.

Mithali will be expected to deliver on Thursday. The 36-year-old only managed to score 17 runs before being dismissed by Deepti Sharma in the 18th over.

However, one positive sign for the new team is that of Ekta Bisht, who enjoyed an economical spell of 2-13. The 33-year-old has an economy of 5.30 in T20Is and has best figures of 4-21.

The Supernovas, too, will have questions to be answered, especially after their gradual collapse to 138-6 from 55-2 as they fell short by three runs against Trailblazers.

Harmanpreet was impressive in Supernovas’ previous match after remaining unbeaten on 46, and without a doubt she will play a pivotal role under pressure to help them qualify for the final.

Supernovas and Velocity full squads

Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver (England), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Taniya Bhatia (WK).

Velocity: Mithali Raj (Captain), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Danielle Wyatt (England), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (WK), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy.

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