In the game between Supernovas and Velocity, India all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur turned a superwoman to grab a blinder to dismiss Shafali Verma.
On Tuesday, Supernovas were up against Velocity in the 2nd match of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022 at the MCA Stadium, Pune. Supernovas came to this game with a 49-runs win over Trailblazers, while Velocity were playing their first game of the tournament.
Velocity’s skipper Deepti Sharma won the toss and invited Supernovas to bat first. The bowlers proved their skipper right by scalping three wickets inside the first four overs. However, Tanya Bhatia alongside her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur added 82 runs for the fourth wicket to bring their team back into the game.
In the end, Supernovas posted 150/5 in 20 overs, courtesy of a whirlwind knock of 71 runs off 51 deliveries from their skipper Harmanpreet Kaur.
Chasing the total, Velocity lost an early wicket in the 2nd over of the innings but Shafali Verma went all out on the attack. The right-handed destructive opener went on to score 51 runs off 32 deliveries before getting out.
Harmanpreet Kaur goes airborne to complete a stunning catch to dismiss Shafali Verma
Verma was taking away the game from the Supernovas quickly with her big-hitting approach and they needed something special to stay alive in the game. That special came from her skipper as Kaur plucked an unbelievable catch to send Shafali back to the pavilion.
On the 4th delivery of the 10th over, Deandra Dottin bowled a short delivery outside the off stump from round the wicket angle. Shafali Verma went hard on the cut but the ball caught the outside edge instead. The ball went towards the short third-man, where Harmanpreet Kaur flew towards her left to complete a stunning catch.
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In the end, however, Velocity didn’t lose any further wickets and completed the chase in the 19th over, with seven wickets in hand.