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'Cracking Start on Debut': Netizens Can't Keep Calm As Kiran Navgire Smashes Fastest Fifty of Women's T20 Challenge

Kiran Navgire Smashes Fastest Fifty of Women's T20 Challenge

Kiran Navgire Smashes Fastest Fifty of Women's T20 Challenge

Navgire’s fireworks in Pune also set the social media ablaze. Be it cricket fans or the former cricketers, people showered praises on the dynamic batter

The all-important clash between Velocity and Trailblazers on Thursday night was lit up by a ravishing knock played by debutant Kiran Navgire. Chasing a mammoth 191-run target at the MCA Stadium in Pune, the 26-year-old smashed the fastest fifty of the Women’s T20 Challenge.

Navgire walked out to bat after the dismissal of Shafali Varma as Velocity were reduced to 50/2 in the fifth over. She went off the mark in style, playing a slog-sweep over long-on for a six against Salma Khatun. She hammered a boundary and another six in the same over, taking her team to 68 for 2 in the powerplay. The Maharashtra batter eventually reached the half-century mark off just 25 balls with a six to breach Shafali Verma’s record of 30 balls.

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Navgire’s fireworks in Pune also set the social media ablaze. Be it cricket fans or the former cricketers, people showered praises on the dynamic batter. Here’s are the reactions:

Earlier, Sabbhineni Meghana and Jemimah Rodrigues slammed scintillating fifties to propel Trailblazers to 190 for five against Velocity.

Meghana, who was left out of their opening game, smashed a strokeful 73 off 47 balls en route to a 113-run partnership off 73 balls with Jemimah Ridrigues (66 off 44 balls) to set the foundation.

Hayley Matthews (27 off 15) and Sophia Dunkley (19 off 8) provided the late charge as the defending champions scored the highest total in the history of the tournament.

The only team to open their account yet, Trailblazers came into the match need a huge win to qualify for the finals. They will have to restrict Velocity within 158 to make the summit clash.

(With Agency Inputs)

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first published:May 26, 2022, 22:57 IST