Women's T20 Challenge 2019: Jemimah Rodrigues' knock earns her plaudits from former South Africa player Jonty Rhodes

On Thursday, Jemimah once again showed why she is so highly rated as she played a classy knock of 77 off just 48 balls which helped Supernovas post 142/3 in 20 overs against Velocity in the Women's T20 Challenge.

FirstCricket Staff, May 10, 2019 12:16:02 IST

It's fair to say that Jemimah Rodrigues has a bright future ahead of her. The talented batter is just 18, but with the kind of talent she possesses and her ability to score under pressure has already caught the attention of the cricketing world. On Thursday, she once again showed why she is so highly rated as she played a classy knock of 77 off just 48 balls which helped Supernovas post 142/3 in 20 overs against Velocity in the Women's T20 Challenge.

She smashed 10 fours and a six in her knock which earned her the Player of the Match award while Supernovas eventually clinched the match. For her innings, Jemimah's also received plaudits from former South Africa cricketer and a legend when it comes to fielding, Jonty Rhodes.

Rhodes took to Twitter and praised Jemimah. He said, "Have heard so much about @JemiRodrigues and awesome to watch her play those drives #class #multisport and no surprise when internet search reveals she is also a top hockey player." #hockeytoo #T20challenge

To the same tweet, Lavita Rodrigues, mother of Jemimah replied by posting old pictures of the then 9-year-old cricketer receiving an award from Rhodes. According to the tweet, Jemimah was delighted to get an award from the former international cricketer.

Jemimah has played 10 ODIs and 25 T20 matches for India. She has a strike rate of 123.57 in T20s and an average of 30.40.

Updated Date: May 10, 2019 12:20:14 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254