MUMBAI: Supernovas, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur in the women’s T-20 Challenge exhibition match played at the Wankhede Stadium, defeated trailblazers, captain of Smriti Mandhana with three wickets in an exciting encounter. Supernovas had bowled first, scoring 126 runs at the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Supernovas achieved this goal by losing seven wickets on the final ball of the match. Despite the presence of world’s top female cricketers, the viewers remained away from the match.
In any case, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has claimed that this T20 exhibition match has been organized to promote women’s cricket but its preparation was half-complete. Not even able to do The uniforms of the same color were given to players’ helmets and pads. Cricket fans are surprised to see such discrimination with women cricketers.
People agitating on the timing of the match
People are angry with the timing of the match. Tuesday’s day was kept for the match which is a working day. The ridiculous thing was that the match was kept at two o’clock in the afternoon. On this match organized at 2 PM in such a horrible summer, people have also bolstered the BCCI on social media. A few people reached the stadium to watch the match. Men’s team matches are from 4 pm but what was the objective of the BCCI in organizing the women’s team in the scorching sunshine? Being beyond understanding
Mithali Raj played 22 runs
For Supernovas, Daniel Wyatt scored the highest of 24 runs. Mithali Raj played 22 runs innings Harmanpreet contributed 21 runs Poonam Yadav and Suzie Bates took two wickets each from the trailblazers. Jhulan Goswami and Ekta Bisht got one success. Mitali and Daniel gave the supernovas a slow start but got a start. Both of them put 47 runs in the first wicket for the first wicket. Mithali Ekta’s full toss took the ball directly on the ball, giving it to him. Daniel was caught by Beth Mooney at the total score of 57.
Meg Lenning contributed 16 runs and returned pavilion to the total score of 71. Trailblazers continue to take wickets Sophie Devine (19), Suzie Bates made her prey and gave the fourth blow to Supernovas.
With the wickets of the trailblazers, the bowlers kept the curb on the run. Veda Krishnamurthy (2) became bold in an attempt to score scoop shot on the ball of Jhulan Goswami. Their wicket dropped to a total of 111.
The next number was captain Harmanpreet. There were only two runs involved in the team’s account that Suzie Bates sent them to the pavilion. Mona Meshram was run out on the last ball of the 19th over. Three runs were needed in the last over. Elka Perry (unbeaten 13) and Pooja Vastra (none not out 2) gave victory to Supernovas, making the necessary runs.
Earlier, Harmanpreet won the toss and decided to bowl first. Magnum Shut gave the first breakthrough to Alan Haley (7) at the last ball of the second over to catch the hand of the supernovas. In the next over, Harmanpreet achieved another breakthrough with the catch of Mandhana (14) at Elisa Parry’s ball. Mooney attempted to hit the ball off the mid-on in the next over, but Veda captured a spectacular catch to send the pavilion to a personal score of four runs.
Out of Muni is a controversial and confusing decision in a way. When the umpire asked the help of the third umpire for whether the ball is correct or not, then the camera seemed to be out of the shaft, but the third umpire did not give it any hair. Here Deepti Sharma (21) and Suzie Bates took the team to some extent and reached the score of 58 runs. Rajeshwari Gaikwad caught Deepti at Harmanpreet’s hand. Suzi teamed up with Jamiaoh Rodriguez from here to cross the team to 100. Both shared a 45-run partnership for the fifth wicket. On 103, the third ball of the 16th over became the victim of Rodriguez and Anuj Patil.
Suji’s wicket dropped to a total of 123 on the fourth ball of the 19th over. He faced 37 balls and hit two fours. Shikha Pandey remained unbeaten on 14 runs. Megan Shut and Elisa Perry took two or two wickets on behalf of Supernovas. Anuja Patil and Rajeshwari Gaekwad got one success