Defending a modest 118, Trailblazers defeated two-time champions Supernovas, with the help of a brilliant bowling display in the Women’s T20 Challenge finals.
“I just told the girls that these are the last 20 overs of the tournament. Because of the covid situation, we don’t know when we’ll come out next, so we wanted to give it our all,” said the winning captain Smriti Mandhana in the post-match ceremony.
Barring Trailblazers skipper Smriti Mandhana (68 runs off 49 balls), the batswomen from either side struggled to perform. Supernovas could only manage 102 runs for seven wickets. “It wasn’t that tough a total to chase but we just didn’t get partnerships. We needed two good partnerships, but we didn’t,” said Supernova skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur.
"It was an amazing performance. We tried to get to 130-140 but somewhere we lost track. Wicket was tough to bat so I knew any total around 120 would be a fighting total. We have good spin attack and I was really positive from first ball," said a beaming Mandhana at the post match press conference.
Smriti was also declared ‘Player of the match.’ Bangladesh star and off-spinner Salma Khatun took three wickets in the penultimate over, dismissing rival skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in the process.