CricketNext GET APP

Sup vs Vel, Women T20 Challenge 2019 Match at Jaipur: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 12, 2019, 7:47 AM IST

Final, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 11 May, 2019

Toss won by Supernovas (decided to bowl)

Supernovas beat Velocity by 4 wickets

Man of the Match: Harmanpreet Kaur



That's it from us. Goodnight and bye bye!


Jemimah Rodrigues (Player of the Series): I think firstly we played really well. This is cricket, one over can change the game. Harry di played a superb innings in the finals and credit goes to our team for the way we played today. Honestly speaking, there were nerves, but when Harry di started in her flow, we were confident. We were nervous, but Tahuhu running those two runs also was match changing, and then Radha played superbly too. As a cricketer, I needed to be a lot more consistent at the international level. Even (WV) Raman sir's advice, the small things are very important. I wouldn't want to forget my parents either at this stage, and everyone else who's supported me.


Harmanpreet: I knew that if I play till the end I will win the game. That is the chat I had with Lea as well to tell her to give me as much strike as possible. I was happy to hit the ball in the open areas and am glad I was able to. Well when I got out a lot of thought was coming into my mind. But I was happy with the approach that Radha showed, and she is the superstar today. All credit goes to her, I did half the job and she finished it. Only five overs were left when we needed 40-45 runs and I wanted to keep the strike. In between, Priya and Jemimah played really well. The partnership between Lea and me was also very good with her giving me a lot of confidence. A big thank you to the BCCI and to the crowd as well for their support; looking forward to it next year as well.


Mithali: After the top-order crumbled, the partnership between Kerr and Sushma was very important. They got us to a very respectable total. I seriously thought it could be one-sided at one point because they had a really strong batting unit. At the same time, I knew my team will fight for every run and they won because of a brilliant knock from Harman. Overall the girls have done really well from the first game and I am really proud of the way they came back tonight. If we have regular matches like these the girls will gain more exposure. Today we had Shafali... Devika played her first game. We did have inexperience in our bowling attack, but they stuck to their plans. We came as underdogs and the way we played against Trailblazers and today was a far better performance from yesterday. Harman is a very important player for India and she's someone India will bank on when they play the T20 World Cup.


Chasing 122, Punia and Rodrigues started well before Supernovas lost wickets in a cluster. That's when Harmanpreet put her hand up and scored a solid half-century, but was dismissed in the final over. Radha Yadav then took over and put the finishing touch.


2, 2, 2 and 4! Radha Yadav gets the job done for Supernovas in the final over. This match went down to the last delivery with one needed and Radha managed to smash one through the off side for four. What a match we had!


This is not yet over! Harmanpreet hits one towards long off where Matthews takes a good low catch. They still need seven in four deliveries.


Not bad from Shikha Pandey, just three single from the penultimate over. Harmanpreet will be on strike and she needs seven runs to take her team over the line. Amelia Kerr will bowl the final over.


What a knock! Harmanpreet brings up her fifty with a single towards extra cover off just 34 deliveries. 


Harmanpreet is doing it for her team. The right-hander first tonks one down the ground before smashing Vaidya fifth delivery for a yet another maximum. 15 runs off this over and all they now need is 10 off 12 balls.


Despite being swept away for four, this is still not a bad over from Kerr. Seven coming off it and Supernovas now need 25 in the final three overs.


Jahanara Alam, who only went for eight runs in his first three overs, ends with a 13-run over. Harmanpreet is the key here and she is looking in fine touch. 32 now needed off 24.


Harmanpreet smacks Bisht for 13 runs in the 15th over, including a four and six, to bring the equation down to 45 off 30. The skipper has to bat till the end if Supernovas want to win this encounter.


Another one bites the dust! What a spell this is turning out from Jahanara Alam. The pressure was building on Supernovas and Devine tried to get things moving but ended up getting castled. They now need 58 runs in six over and the onus is on Harmanpreet Kaur. 


Velocity are coming back in this game. Supernovas have now lost three wickets in no time. The run rate is getting close to 8 and Sciver tried to up the ante but ended up getting knocked over by Jahanara Alam. They now need 63 runs in eight overs.


Punia loses her concentration as she tries to come down the track but gets nowhere near the ball. Vaidya managed to to get a turn and Verma did the rest by removing the bails in no time. This game is now getting interesting. 


Kerr gets the big breakthrough as Rodrigues hits one straight into the hands of the bowler. Punia is batting well and she will have to bat till the end. Supernovas are 53 for 2 at the end of 10 overs and still need 69 runs.


Rodrigues finally break the shackles as she comes down the track and hits one over the head of Bisht for four. Punia then manages one more boundary in the next over as Supernovas are 46 for 1 at the end of eight overs. 


Tidy back to back overs from Bisht and Jahanara, just two runs coming off the last two overs. Six overs done, Supernovas are 33 for 1, still needing 89 runs.


Jemimah Rodrigues has come out to bat at No. 3 and she announces his arrival with a couple of boundaries. Supernovas are off to a very good start and Velocity need wickets if they want to stay in the game.


Punia is looking in fine form at the moment. The right-hander first times one past backward point and then follows it up with a flick towards deep square leg for another boundary. She ended the over with a glorious cover drive for another four. Three overs done, Supernovas are 21 for 1.


Horrible way to get out! Punia managed to get one past the short third man who did well to stop the ball from rolling for four and sent in a hard throw. Athapaththu was coming back for the third but was nowhere near the picture. Lucky breakthrough for Velocity.


Shot! Punia gets a bit of room from Matthews as she slices one past point for four.


Punia hits one to the left of Bisht at point and she tried her to best to grab the catch, but couldn't. Just two runs from the first over.


And, we are back. Priya Punia and Chamari Athapaththu will open the innings, while Shikha Pandey will take the new ball. 


After being reduced to 37 for 5, Kerr and Verma added 71 runs to bring Velocity back into the game. The Kiwi batter fell at the end but Verma stayed till the end and slammed some useful runs to make sure her team has something to bowl to. We will be right back with the second innings...


Verma tonks one over deep mid-wicket in the final over and claims 13 runs from the final over as Velocity finish with 121 runs on the board. It was Kerr and Verma who made all the difference.


Sup vs Vel, Women T20 Challenge 2019 Match at Jaipur: As it Happened

Follow all the live cricket score and latest updates from the Women's T20 Challenge Final between Supernovas and Velocity: 2, 2, 2 and 4! Radha Yadav gets the job done for Supernovas in the final over. This match went down to the last delivery with one needed and Radha managed to smash one through the off side for four. What a match we had!

Velocity vs Supernovas in IPL 2019 will be broadcast on Saturday (May 11) from 7:30 PM onwards. Velocity vs Supernovas live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. You can follow all the ball-by-ball updates and live commentary with analysis on our live blog.

PREVIEW: The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Supernovas will be eyeing a repeat of performance of their final league stage match when they come up against Mithali Raj’s Velocity in the final of the Women’s T20 Challenge in Jaipur on Saturday (May 11).

The two sides went through a dress rehearsal of sorts when they played each other on Thursday, in which young Jemimah Rodrigues stood tallest with a batting masterclass – enough to help her side register a 12-run win. The Supernovas, who lost their opening game against the Trailblazers, had to win against Velocity.

Velocity come into the summit clash on the back of an opening game win against the Trailblazers, apart from a defeat in their second outing.

Heading into the final, the edge definitely lies with the Supernovas who boast off players Harmanpreet, Jemimah, Natalie Sciver, Chamari Athapaththu and Sophie Devine.

The Supernovas began their campaign with a closely contested game against the Trailblazers where they fell short by just two runs, before bouncing back in style against Velocity. They will need their skipper Harmanpreet to come good in the final along with Jemimah. Among the bowlers, Radha and Poonam Yadav have been among the wickets and will be required to put their hands up again.

Velocity, on the other hand, must put behind them a terrible outing and hope the likes of Mithali, Danielle Wyatt, Ekta Bisht and Amelie Kerr will put their best foot forward in search of silverware.

Mithali’s side, who were poor in the field on Thursday, will look to improve on that as the captain mentioned post their last match.

Wyatt and Shafali Varma will hope to reproduce their form with the bat from their first game when they won by 3 wickets against the Trailblazers, while bowlers Bisht and Kerr are likely to be the ones in charge of getting them the breakthroughs.

Players to Watch Out For

Supernovas: Jemimah Rodrigues – The teenage sensation showed off her full repertoire shots with a match-winning half-century on Thursday, and is likely to pick up from where she left off. If she bats through the innings again, and with a little support Velocity aren’t going to have it easy.

Velocity: Danielle Wyatt - The England opener has been the best overseas batter in the competition so far, having scored 89 runs in the two games. The 28-year-old has the ability to clear the boundary with conviction and bat for long periods, as she has showcased already in both her knocks.

Full squads

Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Lea Tahuhu, Natalie Sciver, Sophie Devine.

Velocity: Mithali Raj (c), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Komal Zanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (wk), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy, Amelia Kerr, Danielle Wyatt, Hayley Matthews, Jahanara Alam.

Team Rankings

1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
FULL Ranking