Deandra Dottin’s all-round show powers Supernovas to 3rd Women’s T20 Challenge title | Cricket News – Times of India

Pune: West Indian all-rounder Diendra Dotin played both bat and ball as she empowered the Supernovas to win an unprecedented third Women’s Twenty20 Challenge title with a four-run victory over Velocity in a thrilling final here on Saturday.
Dotin hit 72 off 44 balls to help Supernovas bat for 175 for seven. With the ball in hand, he took two wickets for 28 runs in his four overs and was instrumental in limiting the pace to 161 for eight.
South African batsman Laura Olward almost single-handedly led Velocity to an impressive 65-run victory off 40 balls, including five fours and three sixes.

Wolvaardt, who became the only batsman to score two half-centuries in the tournament, launched a formidable attack to give Velocity hope of a stunning victory with a boundary shake in the death over.
No. 10 batsman Simran Bahadur (20 not out off 10 balls) and three fours in a row in the last over. Velocity needed 17 runs in the last over but left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone (2/28) hit just 12 off the first ball to give Wolverine a six.
If English woman Ecclestone made life difficult for the Velocity batsmen in the first half of the run chase, Australian leg-spinner Alana King (3/32) did the same at the back end. King was on hat-trick after dismissing Sneha Rana and Radha Yadav in the 16th over.
Supernovas won the first two editions of the tournament in 2018 and 2019 before losing to Trailblazers in the final in 2020. The tournament was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Velocity finished runners-up in 2019.
Openers Shefali Verma (15) and Yastika Bhatia (3) scored 28 runs in the first two overs to give Velocity a burning start to chase their runs but it proved that the team led by Dipti Sharma was ahead in the match.
They went batting half as they returned to their half-home for 64 in the 11th over. They were reduced to 38 for three and from there the situation worsened.
Earlier, Dotin made full use of an early reprieve to score a glittering half-century and take the Supernovas forward.
Dotin, 30, was bowled by Sneha Rana for 13 off Deepti Sharma in the fourth over and he paid velocity for that costly error of 62 off 44 balls, which involved a four and four sixes.
Experienced campaigner Priya Punia (26) added 63 runs for the opening wicket and in-form captain Harmanpreet Kaur (43 off 29 balls) added 56 runs for the second wicket.
For Velocity, captains Dipti Sharma, Kate Cross and Simron Bahadur took two wickets each, while Ayabonga Khaka took one wicket each. Supernovas lost five wickets in the last five overs and could score only 34 runs.
Dotin and Punia gave the Supernovas a flying start, scoring fast and reaching 46 without any damage to the powerplay.
Punia hit a six off the cross in the third over but his partner Dotin did better, hitting the highest six in the sixth over bowled by Runner. Poonia was strong in the 10th over when Simran Bahadur hit a six off the ball.
The highest scorer of the tournament, Captain Kaur, came out and started collecting runs directly, hitting a six off the runner ball in the 12th over and scoring two highest runs in the 14th over bowled by Yadav. In the next over, the captain of Velocity hit Dipti and bowled Dotin.
Batting fell in the Supernovas Death Over as they lost four wickets for just 11 runs.
Pooja Bhastrakar (5) cleaned up Ayabonga Khaka in the 17th over before taking two wickets from Cross – Kaur and Sophie Ecclestone (2) – three balls apart in the next over.


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