Velocity defeated Supernovas by 5 wickets in first Women's T20 match
Velocity defeated Supernovas by 5 wickets in first Women's T20 match

First match of Women's T20 between Velocity and Supernovas started yesterday, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In the first match, Mithali Raj’s Velocity won Supernovas by 5 wickets in a low-scoring game. 

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In the first maiden encounter of the season, Velocity won the toss and opted to field. Supernovas rised for a steady start Priya Punia and Chamari Atapatu marking a 30-run opening but two quick wickets of Punia and Jemimah Rodriguez were taken by the Velocity. The Supernovas skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Atapatu joined hands engaging in a fine 47-run score from where they decided the game. The Scottish off-spinner Leigh Kasperak brokes the top geared partnership in the 14th over and  removed the Lankan, Atapatu for 44 (from 39 balls).

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After Harmanpreet’s dismissal, Supernovas lost their way ensuring 126/8. Chasing 127 to win, Velocity started bad as Dani Wyatt was sent back to pavilion in the first over. Shafali Verma scored a quickfire 17 (off 11 balls) and went back in the second over. Mithali raj also dismayed at 7 from 19 balls. But Veda Krishnamurthy and Sushma Verma joined forces and secured 63. The player of the match was given to Luus. 

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