Women's T20 Challenge Final, TRA vs SUP Match at Sharjah Highlights: As It Happened

Women's T20 Challenge Final Trailblazers vs Supernovas, Latest Updates Women's T20 Challenge Live Score: The final over required 24 runs - basically one boundary a ball. The over starts with a dot, then 2 runs and a single are taken. Another dot ball follows before the two batsmen run two. The over ends with another double and that is it! Excellent final over from Eccelstone sees Trailblazers crowned champions!

Highlights

  • 22:56 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 102-7: The final over required 24 runs - basically one boundary a ball. The over starts with a dot, then 2 runs and a single are taken. Another dot ball follows before the two batsmen run two. The over ends with another double and that is it! Excellent final over from Eccelstone sees Trailblazers crowned champions! 

  • 22:51 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 94-7: OUT! Pooja Vastrakar goes for a big shot off Khatun but only gets a bit of air time on the ball but only finds Eccelstone at mid-on.

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 93-6: OUT AND OUT AGAIN! Anuja Patil goes for the second run that was never really on and is run out. Harmanpreet goes for a big shot the next ball and Khatun castles her stumps. That's got to be the killer blow, surely.

  • 22:44 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 91-4: Jhulan Goswami comes on to bowl her final over of the match and it is an excellent one that goes for just the 6 runs. 28 needed in 2 overs.

  • 22:34 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 81-4: FOUR! Harmanpreet gets a boundary to end the 16th over even if she is playing this match on one leg. 38 runs needed in 4 overs.

  • 22:26 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 74-4: OUT! Salma Khatun manages to get rid of Siriwardene as she gets the batsman to top edge one that is collected by Goswami at short fine leg.

  • 22:14 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 58-3: Deepti Sharma's third over goes for just 4 runs. Eccelstone's third over then goes for 6 runs, including a boundary from Siriwardene's bat.

  • 22:07 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 48-3: FOUR! Harleen Deol is hit for a boundary by Harmanpreet towards fine leg. This chase could still go either way at this point.

  • 21:59 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 37-3: OUT! Deepti Sharma manages to get another wicket as she gets Rodrigues to play one to Chantam at cover-point who does well to hold on.

  • 21:56 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 36-2: FOUR! Gaywakad tosses one up to Rodrigues who manages to sweep it to mid-wicket for a boundary. It's still in control for the Supernovas. 

  • 21:51 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 30-2: OUT! Deepti Sharma comes into the attack and strikes early. She gets Taniya Bhatia to spoon one up that is caught inside the circle. 

  • 21:42 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 24-1: FOUR! Tanya Bhatia plays a wonderful square cut off Jhulan to dissect the off-side field. 3 more singles are taken from the over so that's a decent one for the Supernovas.

  • 21:29 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 10-1: FOUR AND OUT! Athapaththu goes for a slog sweep that almost goes for a six but bounces just before the rope. But Eccelstone hits back with a ball that traps her plumb. 

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Right we are about to get underway in the second innings. Supernovas need 119 to win in 20 overs. A tricky target, potentially, especially on a pitch that is quite slow.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 118/8 in 20 overs: Four wickets fell in the last over. First, it was Ecclestone, then Harleen, then Jhulan and finally in the last ball Chantam. To sum up the innings, Trailblazers were 66/0 at the halfway mark from there they lost the plot. Apart from Smriti, none of the Trailblazers batters found their way tonight. It was looking like the challengers would actually challenge the defending champions by setting a competitive target but could only manage a sub-par total. Kudos to the Supernovas bowlers though, who made a good comeback. Especially Radha Yadav.

  • 21:03 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 118/7 in 19.5 overs: WICKET! Back-to-back wickets for Radha Yadav. She becomes the first bowler to pick up five wickets in Women's T20 challenge

  • 21:00 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 117/5 in 19.1 overs: WICKET! This time it is Sophie Ecclestone. The Englishwoman danced out, tried going across the line but ends up slicing it. The fielder at cover took an easy catch. 

  • 20:58 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 117/4 in 19 overs: Supernovas are in the drivers seat now, they are having back-to-back good overs. Trailblazers have just made 32 runs in last 7 overs

  • 20:54 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 113/4 in 18 overs: A fine over for the Supernovas, gave away just 5 runs and picked up 2 wickets. Deepti Sharma and Richa Ghosh both on their days can hit it big.

  • 20:52 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 112/4 in 17.4 overs: WICKET! Second one of the over, now Richa Ghosh departs for 10.

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 112/3 in 17.2 overs: WICKET! Deepti Sharma who was hitting well last night started off the 18th over with a boundary but found Athapaththu at long on.

  • 20:48 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 108/2 in 17 overs: Siriwardene finishes completes a good spell in which she picked up the most important wicket, Smriti's. And in her last over she conceded just 5. 

  • 20:45 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 103/2 in 16 overs: Supernovas have crawled back into this match. It looked like the Trailblazers will run away with the match at least by looking at the way they started but the defending champions have checked the run flow and also picked up Smriti's wicket. Trailblazers need to switch gears. They scored just 2 runs off the 16th over.

  • 20:40 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 101/2 in 15 overs: A fantastic over for Supernovas. Siriwardene may have conceded 8 runs but she has picked up Smriti's wicket. Deepti Sharma has replaced her in the middle.

  • 20:38 (IST)

    Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 101/2 in 14.5 overs: WICKET! It's the wicket that the Supernovas have been waiting for, Smriti Mandhana. Yes the Trailblazers captain is gone courtesy some lightning-quick work behind the stumps from Taniya Bhatia. 

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22:56 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 102-7: The final over required 24 runs - basically one boundary a ball. The over starts with a dot, then 2 runs and a single are taken. Another dot ball follows before the two batsmen run two. The over ends with another double and that is it! Excellent final over from Eccelstone sees Trailblazers crowned champions! 

22:51 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 94-7: OUT! Pooja Vastrakar goes for a big shot off Khatun but only gets a bit of air time on the ball but only finds Eccelstone at mid-on.

22:48 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 93-6: OUT AND OUT AGAIN! Anuja Patil goes for the second run that was never really on and is run out. Harmanpreet goes for a big shot the next ball and Khatun castles her stumps. That's got to be the killer blow, surely.

22:44 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 91-4: Jhulan Goswami comes on to bowl her final over of the match and it is an excellent one that goes for just the 6 runs. 28 needed in 2 overs.

22:39 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 85-4: Salma Khatun bowls her third over and it is an excellent one that goes for just 4. The equation is getting tougher for the Supernovas - 34 runs in 18 balls.

22:34 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 81-4: FOUR! Harmanpreet gets a boundary to end the 16th over even if she is playing this match on one leg. 38 runs needed in 4 overs.

22:26 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 74-4: OUT! Salma Khatun manages to get rid of Siriwardene as she gets the batsman to top edge one that is collected by Goswami at short fine leg.

22:21 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 70-3: Salma Khatun comes in to bowl her first over and it goes for just five. Gayakwad then comes on and bowls her third over that goes for 7 runs. 

22:14 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 58-3: Deepti Sharma's third over goes for just 4 runs. Eccelstone's third over then goes for 6 runs, including a boundary from Siriwardene's bat.

22:07 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 48-3: FOUR! Harleen Deol is hit for a boundary by Harmanpreet towards fine leg. This chase could still go either way at this point.

21:59 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 37-3: OUT! Deepti Sharma manages to get another wicket as she gets Rodrigues to play one to Chantam at cover-point who does well to hold on.

21:56 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 36-2: FOUR! Gaywakad tosses one up to Rodrigues who manages to sweep it to mid-wicket for a boundary. It's still in control for the Supernovas. 

21:51 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 30-2: OUT! Deepti Sharma comes into the attack and strikes early. She gets Taniya Bhatia to spoon one up that is caught inside the circle. 

21:48 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 28-1: Rajeshwari Gayakwad comes into the attack and her first over is a decent one as it goes for just the 4 runs. That's the end of the powerplay.

21:42 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 24-1: FOUR! Tanya Bhatia plays a wonderful square cut off Jhulan to dissect the off-side field. 3 more singles are taken from the over so that's a decent one for the Supernovas.

21:38 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 18-1: Goswami's second over goes for just the 2 runs. Eccelstone's second over then goes for 6 runs so that isn't a bad start for the Trailblazers. 

21:29 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 10-1: FOUR AND OUT! Athapaththu goes for a slog sweep that almost goes for a six but bounces just before the rope. But Eccelstone hits back with a ball that traps her plumb. 

21:22 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge 2020 SNO 3-0: Jhulan Goswami starts things off and her first over is a decent one as she gives away only three runs from it.

21:16 (IST)

Right we are about to get underway in the second innings. Supernovas need 119 to win in 20 overs. A tricky target, potentially, especially on a pitch that is quite slow.

21:09 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 118/8 in 20 overs: Four wickets fell in the last over. First, it was Ecclestone, then Harleen, then Jhulan and finally in the last ball Chantam. To sum up the innings, Trailblazers were 66/0 at the halfway mark from there they lost the plot. Apart from Smriti, none of the Trailblazers batters found their way tonight. It was looking like the challengers would actually challenge the defending champions by setting a competitive target but could only manage a sub-par total. Kudos to the Supernovas bowlers though, who made a good comeback. Especially Radha Yadav.

21:03 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 118/7 in 19.5 overs: WICKET! Back-to-back wickets for Radha Yadav. She becomes the first bowler to pick up five wickets in Women's T20 challenge

21:00 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 117/5 in 19.1 overs: WICKET! This time it is Sophie Ecclestone. The Englishwoman danced out, tried going across the line but ends up slicing it. The fielder at cover took an easy catch. 

20:58 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 117/4 in 19 overs: Supernovas are in the drivers seat now, they are having back-to-back good overs. Trailblazers have just made 32 runs in last 7 overs

20:54 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 113/4 in 18 overs: A fine over for the Supernovas, gave away just 5 runs and picked up 2 wickets. Deepti Sharma and Richa Ghosh both on their days can hit it big.

20:52 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 112/4 in 17.4 overs: WICKET! Second one of the over, now Richa Ghosh departs for 10.

20:50 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 112/3 in 17.2 overs: WICKET! Deepti Sharma who was hitting well last night started off the 18th over with a boundary but found Athapaththu at long on.

20:48 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 108/2 in 17 overs: Siriwardene finishes completes a good spell in which she picked up the most important wicket, Smriti's. And in her last over she conceded just 5. 

20:45 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 103/2 in 16 overs: Supernovas have crawled back into this match. It looked like the Trailblazers will run away with the match at least by looking at the way they started but the defending champions have checked the run flow and also picked up Smriti's wicket. Trailblazers need to switch gears. They scored just 2 runs off the 16th over.

20:40 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 101/2 in 15 overs: A fantastic over for Supernovas. Siriwardene may have conceded 8 runs but she has picked up Smriti's wicket. Deepti Sharma has replaced her in the middle.

20:38 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge Final Live Score: Trailblazers 101/2 in 14.5 overs: WICKET! It's the wicket that the Supernovas have been waiting for, Smriti Mandhana. Yes the Trailblazers captain is gone courtesy some lightning-quick work behind the stumps from Taniya Bhatia. 

Women's T20 Challenge Final, TRA vs SUP Match at Sharjah Highlights: As It Happened

Women's T20 Challenge Final Trailblazers vs Supernovas, Latest Updates Women's T20 Challenge Live Score: The final over required 24 runs - basically one boundary a ball. The over starts with a dot, then 2 runs and a single are taken. Another dot ball follows before the two batsmen run two. The over ends with another double and that is it! Excellent final over from Eccelstone sees Trailblazers crowned champions!

Preview: Supernovas captain Harmanpreet Kaur lavished praise on her bowlers for delivering under pressure as the two-time champions notched up a two-run win over Trailblazers in the Women's T20 Challenge here.

Defending 146, Supernovas restricted Trailblazers to 144 for five to enter their third successive final of the competition.

"It was very close. Hats off to our bowlers, they soaked in the pressure and bowled to their fields," Harmanpreet said at the post-match presentation on Saturday.

"Every game you play, you want to win. With the start we got, we were looking at least 160 but we knew that the ball was turning and our spinners will come into play.

"Today there was not much dew. We will try our best and with this win the confidence is high."

Deepti Sharma (43 not out) and Harleen Deol (27 off 15 balls) took the chase deep but Trailblazers could only manage seven out of the 10 needed in the last over bowled by left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (2/30).

Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana hoped this defeat act as a wake-up call for her team ahead of the final.

"The girls took us really close. Would have loved to get past the line but it was a brilliant effort from Deepti and Harleen. There was quite a bit of dew around," she said.

"We were looking to win the match and didn't think about any other scenario, which team to play in the final etc.. Hopefully we will play well against them in the final.

"A good wake up call for the bowlers and the fielding unit after the first match. Hopefully we will come back stronger on Monday."

Chamari Athapaththu, who was adjudged the Player of the Match for her scintillating 67 off 48 balls, said as a senior player she knew she has to take the responsibility of giving the team a good start.

"I have to score runs as I am a senior player in this team. I know my responsibility and role in the team. I try and share my knowledge with the youngsters," she said.

"I want to improve the game all around the world and share whatever I know with the Indian girls and everyone. This was a must win game for us and I was little bit worried in the last 3-4 overs.

"Finally we won and that's good. We are a champion side and know how to win a game."

Radha Yadav, who defended 10 runs in the last over, said he just tried to bowl to the field.

"Wanted to keep it simple and was focusing to execute the plans. Just wanted to bowl according to the field and that's the plan," she said.

"I enjoy these situations and dream of playing in such situations and glad that I was able to help my team win."

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5875 118
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4110 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
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