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

Women's T20 Challenge Supernovas vs Trailblazers, Latest Updates Women's T20 Challenge Score: Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 144/5 in 20 overs, lose by 2 runs. Supernovas win a thriller! Radha Yadav keeps her calm and delivers under pressure. She got Harleen Deol the penultimate ball, leaving 4 to win off the last ball. Sophie Ecclestone couldn't do it. Supernovas are through to the final.

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23:27 (IST)

Chamari Athapaththu

I played my natural game freely. I had to score runs because I'm a senior player in the team. I talk with the players and share my knowledge. I want cricket to improve all around the world so I share my knowledge with the Indian girls.

This was a must win game for us. I was worried about the last 3-4 overs but finally we won, so I'm glad.

We are a champion side. We know how champion sides behave, so we played as a champion team.

23:27 (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur: Was very close, but hats off to our bowlers. They took the pressure and bowled to field.

We were under pressure, but hats off to our girls. It was an amazing game.

The way we started, we were thinking of more than 150 on the board. But it was defendable because this wicket was helping spinners especially if you bowled short. That's what we were trying. I knew the total was not that big, so we needed to bowl at least 3 good overs.

Both lefties were batting, so we thought we'll go with offies. Otherwise she's a great bowler, today we just went with the situation. Today there was hardly any dew.

We'll try our best in the final, our confidence is high after this match.

23:06 (IST)

Smriti Mandhana

Definitely. I think the way it went in the last 2-3 overs, the girld did pretty well to get us so close. It was a brilliant effort from Deepti and Harleen.

There was quite a bit of dew around. After the first innings, I saw that. It would have been difficult for the spinners.

We were just looking to win the match. We didn't think about the scenarios. We didn't think about which team to play and all those stuff. Hopefully we can get the better of them in the finals.

The way our bowlers bowled in the first match, this match would have been a wake up call for the bowlers and fielding unit. We gave extra 10-15 runs, and we'll work on that before the final.

23:01 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 144/5 in 20 overs, lose by 2 runs. Supernovas win a thriller! Radha Yadav keeps her calm and delivers under pressure. She got Harleen Deol the penultimate ball, leaving 4 to win off the last ball. Sophie Ecclestone couldn't do it. Supernovas are through to the final.

22:52 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 137/4 in 19 overs, chasing 147. 10 needed in 6. 14 runs from the penultimate over. Deepti Sharma woth a couple of boundaries in the first two balls set it up nicely. Can they finish it now? Will be a superb win if they do.

22:45 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 123/4 in 18 overs, chasing 147. 24 needed in 12. Poonam Yadav comes on and concedes 11 in her first over. Harmanpreet Kaur not pleased. Harleen with a couple of boundaries to end that over.

22:40 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 112/4 in 17 overs, chasing 147. 35 needed in 18. Still no Poonam Yadav, we wonder why. But Supernovas on course for a win. RRR a bit too high?

22:34 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 103/4 in 16 overs, chasing 147. 44 needed in 24. A couple of boundaries in that over off Harmanpreet Kaur. Still. Supernovas on top.

22:28 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 91/4 in 15 overs, chasing 147. WICKET - Radha Yadav gets Hemalatha. Caught behind. Superb ball. Loopy delivery, Hemalatha looks to punch, gets a thick edge caught by the keeper.

22:24 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 86/3 in 14 overs, chasing 147. Harmanpreet Kaur concedes only 3 runs in her over. Still no Poonam Yadav in the bowling.

22:18 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 83/3 in 12.3 overs, chasing 147. Smriti Mandhana c and b Anuja Patil. A soft dismissal. Mandhana falls for 33 off 40. Chips a low full toss straight back to the bowler.

22:16 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 81/2 in 12 overs, chasing 147. Mandhana with a six off Siriwardene in that over. TBL are increasing the run rate. Good batting this, by Mandhana and Deepti.

22:12 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 69/2 in 11 overs, chasing 147. 10 runs in that over, Mandhana and Deepti Sharma make a move. Still a distance away, the target.

22:07 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 59/2 in 10 overs, chasing 147. Just two runs in the first over after the time out. Sashikala Siriwardene with a quiet over. TBL struggling.

22:02 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 57/2 in 9 overs, chasing 147. Smriti Mandhana DROPPED again! Priya Punia this time at mid wicket. Mandhana on 18. The second time she has been dropped tonight.

21:59 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 53/2 in 8 overs, chasing 147. A quiet over after the double strike. TBL will look to rebuild. All up to Smriti Mandhana.

21:53 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 48/2 in 6.5 overs, chasing 147. Selman gets her second wicket in 3 balls. Richa Ghosh gone bowled. She hit a boundary previous ball, tries to come down the track but misses this one.

21:51 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 44/1 in 6.3 overs, chasing 147. Deandra Dottin lbw Selman. Length ball, she looks to flick but misses. Dottin gone for 27 off 15. A crucial breakthrough.

21:47 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 43/0 in 6 overs, chasing 147. Deandra Dottin continues to find the boundaries. A very good Power Play for TBL ends. The challenge starts now, as Poonam Yadav will come on.

21:45 (IST)

Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 36/0 in 5 overs, chasing 147. A couple of boundaries in that over for Dottin against Radha Yadav. TBL up and running.

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

Women's T20 Challenge Supernovas vs Trailblazers, Latest Updates Women's T20 Challenge Live Score: Women's T20 Challenge: Trailblazers 144/5 in 20 overs, lose by 2 runs. Supernovas win a thriller! Radha Yadav keeps her calm and delivers under pressure. She got Harleen Deol the penultimate ball, leaving 4 to win off the last ball. Sophie Ecclestone couldn't do it. Supernovas are through to the final.

Defending champions Supernovas will have to get past an upbeat Trailblazers here on Saturday to stay alive in the Women's T20 Challenge. | Brimming with confidence after a crushing win over Velocity on Thursday, the Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers will aim for another win to finish with two victories and enter the final on November 9 with momentum behind them.

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They will be up against Supernovas, a team smarting from defeat in the tournament opener against Velocity. Another loss would knock Supernovas out of the tournament.

Trailblazers came up with a stellar bowling performance to bundle out Velocity for 47 with England's left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone, the world No.1 T20 bowler, returning impressive figures of 4 for 9 in 3.1 overs.

Mandhana will be hoping that the bowlers continue the good work against a strong Supernovas line-up led by Harmanpreet Kaur.

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The southpaw will be aiming to showcase her skills and expect her batting unit to step up in a crunch encounter.

Supernovas need a win and that will bring the net run-rate into play and possibly eliminate Velocity who have a negative NRR (-1.869).

Velocity, on their part, will hope Supernovas lose allowing them to advance to the summit clash.

Kaur, the Indian T20 captain, will look to build on her performance in the tournament opener and hope Sri Lankan Chamari Atapattu continues her good form.

Supernovas appeared to have the match under control before Sushma Verma and Sune Luus took it away from them as the bowlers crumbled under pressure.

On the Sharjah pitch that has gotten slower progressively, the spinners will have a big role to play. Ecclestone will again be a key bowler for Trailblazers with fellow left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad and veteran Jhulan Goswami expected to back her up.

Both Supernovas and Trailblazers possess quality spinners and how the batters of the two sides fare could well decide the fate of the match.

Teams (from): Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues (vc), Chamari Atapattu, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Ayabonga Khaka and Muskan Malik.

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

Match starts at 7.30 PM.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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