Women’s T20 challenge 2020, Highlights, Velocity vs Trailblazers match, Full Cricket Score: Dottin, Ghosh guide Trailblazers to 9-wicket win

Women’s T20 challenge 2020, Highlights, Velocity vs Trailblazers match, Full Cricket Score: Dottin, Ghosh guide Trailblazers to 9-wicket win

17:51 (IST)

Velocity have been outplayed in all departments of the game. Trailblazers were dominant right from the word go. They dismissed Velocity for a below-par total of 47 and got past the finish line in just 7.5 overs. Sophie Ecclestone showed her class once again and proved why is she is one of the top bowlers in the women's game. Deandra Dottin, regardless of the situation, looked imposing as usual. 

That's it from us folks, but do join us on Saturday, 7th November as we will bring you the live coverage and over-by-over commentary from Trailblazers' clash against Supernovas. Adios. 

17:42 (IST)

Sophie Ecclestone: Trailblazers are a great team, real good bunch of girls. Think it’s about varying the pace. Some of the youngsters this year are great to be around. Teaching me quite a bit of Hindi.

17:39 (IST)

Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana: We were really excited. We were really raring to play cricket after a gap of seven months. It was a good game. I was happy with Mithali’s decision, we wanted to have a look at how the wicket behaves. The bowling plans were according to the batters. I just told all the bowlers to keep it back of a length and stick to the stump line. We have a good spin attack. I was following IPL, so I thought we had a good bowling attack (with all the spinners). This is really going to help women's cricket.

17:39 (IST)

Sophie Ecclestone (4/9) is the Player of the Match!

17:30 (IST)

Deandra Dottin (29 not out): (Approach) Was to get the runs quickly because cricket is a funny game. (How she spent her lockdown) For me, talking to friends back home and watching some Netflix. (How will she spend her off day?) Yeah probably take a dip. Some recovery and probably rest up for the next game.

17:29 (IST)

Mithali Raj, Velocity captain: (On decision to bat) I feel it is fine because when you have a fresh wicket, and your batters produced a good knock last evening, you’d want to bat. Would’ve loved to have the partnership going between Danni and Shafali, but unfortunately couldn’t get that in both innings. Then there was a collapse in the middle overs. It was a match to forget. I’m going to recover from this defeat, but it’s important to regroup. No team gets bad in one game overnight. Just cheer them up, because they would’ve felt a little sad.

17:24 (IST)
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After 7.5 overs, Trailblazers 49/1 (Deandra Dottin 29, Richa Ghosh 13)

DONE AND DUSTED! Trailblazers have thumped Velocity by 9 wickets. Smriti Mandhana’s women have been dominant right from the word go.They have finished off the chase in just 7.5 overs. 

Richa Ghosh finishes it in style, with a massive six over deep mid-wicket. 

17:21 (IST)
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FOUR! Dottin whacks it away towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

17:20 (IST)

After 7 overs, Trailblazers 37/1 (Deandra Dottin 24, Richa Ghosh 7)

Sushree Dibyadarshini, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Dottin is the mood to finish this in a jiffy. But it is young Richa Ghosh, who smacks a boundary off the last ball. Nine runs off the over. Trailblazers need 11 runs in 78 balls. 

17:20 (IST)
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FOUR! Richa Ghosh swipes it away to the deep square leg fence. The young batswoman is showing what she is capable of.

Highlights

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Women’s T20 challenge 2020, LIVE SCORE, Velocity vs Trailblazers latest updates: Sushree Dibyadarshini, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Dottin is the mood to finish this in a jiffy. But it is young Richa Ghosh, who smacks a boundary off the last ball. Nine runs off the over. Trailblazers need 11 runs in 78 balls.

Preview: Following their opener against the two-time champions Supernovas, Mithali Raj's Velocity will be straight back in action on Thursday, taking on Smriti Mandhana's Trailblazers in match 2 of the Women's T20 Challenge 2020.

Mithali will be keen to lead from the front and avenge their 2019 defeat in which they lost by four wickets in a last-over thriller.

Velocity will rely heavily on 16-year-old Indian sensation Shafali Verma who grabbed eyeballs by hitting most sixes (nine) in the World T20 and finished as the fifth-highest run-scorer.

All the International players will making a return to the field after the COVID-19 break that followed the Women's WT20 in February-March. It will be interesting to see their fitness levels, coming back after enduring a lockdown.

The tournament will also feature Thailand's opening batswoman Natthakan Chantham, who scored her country’s first Women’s WT20 half-century. She became the first Associate cricketer to be a part of the tournament which is seen as a precursor to a full-fledged Women's IPL.

Natthakan will represent Trailblazers captained by Indian opener Smriti Mandhana.

Trailblazers will also feature veteran pacer Jhulan Ghoswami, English spinner Sophie Ecclestone, and West Indian star Deandra Dottin.

Squads:

Velocity full squadMithali Raj (c), Veda KrishnamurthyShafali VermaSushma Verma (wk), Ekta BishtShikha PandeyDevika Vaidya, Sushree Pradhan, Manali Dakshini, Leigh KasperekDanni WyattSune Luus, Anagha Deshpande, Meghna Singh.

Trailblazers full squad: Smriti Mandhana (c), Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, Richa Ghosh, D Hemalatha, Nuzhat Parween (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Jhulan Goswami, Simran Dil Bahadur, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Nattakan Chantham, Deandra Dottin, Kashvee Gautam

With inputs from PTI.

Updated Date: November 05, 2020 17:42:27 IST

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