Velocity Win By Five Wickets! Sensational comeback by Sushma Verma and Sune Luss after losing three early wickets. The duo paced their knock to perfection as the defending champions have been defeated with just one ball to spare. Well, that's it from this coverage. We'll meet you next on November 7 as Supernovas will like to redeem themselves against Trailblazers.
OUT! A wicket against the run of play as the Supernovas are delighted. Trying to break the shackles, a set Veda Krishnamurthy tried to clear the mid-off boundary off Radha Yadav but couldn't connect properly and Chamari Athapaththu took an easy catch at extra cover. Krishnamurthy c Athapaththu b Radha Yadav 29(28)
OUT! A sigh of relief in the Supernovas camp as Shafali Verma's blitzes comes to and end. Having already collected three boundaries in the over, the 16-year-old went for another big hit but didn't get probably connection and Shakera Selman takes a good catch at mid-wicket. Ayabonga Khaka gets her second wicket of the nighth.
Sensational bowling by left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht is the death overs as Supernovas could only post 126/8 while batting first. However, the wicket is turning and chasing the target will not be a cakewalk for Velocity.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has played some brilliant shots in the last few overs as Supernovas are looking set for some late flourishes. Shashikala Siriwardene, on the other hand, will be looking to give maximum strike to the captain.
OUT! Another big blow for Supernovas as the dangerous Jemimah Rodrigues goes back to the pavilion. Frustrated by the tight bowling, the young dasher goes for the sweep but misses the ball by a mile and the timbers are disturbed. Velocity firmly in command as the second wicket falls. Rodrigues b Ekta Bisht 7(8)
Supernovas openers Chamari Athapaththu and Priya Punia are being watchful in the initial overs as the scoring rate is below five after four overs. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium track has indeed gotten slow after hosting many matches but both the openers must look to step on the gas with only two overs of powerplay left.
Velocity Playing XI: Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Sune Luus, Manali Dakshini, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Leigh Kasperek, Jahanara Alam
Supernovas Playing XI: Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Taniya Bhatia(w), Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Ayabonga Khaka
Toss: So, the news from the center is that Velocity skipper Mithali Raja elects to bowl first after winning the toss at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
SUP vs VEL Live Score Updates: Supernovas are up against Velocity in the opening encounter of the Women's T20 League 2020 - also known as Women's IPL 2020 - at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With the tournament comprising of just three group-stage games, every single encounter should be treated as a knockout. The opening clash is expected to go down to the wire as both teams have several dashing players who can single-handedly change the course of the game. Supernovas are a two-time defending champion of Women's T20 Challenge while Velocity finished runner-up last season. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the live commentary and updates of the Supernovas vs Velocity match. Jio Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 Schedule.
Supernovas skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who also leads the India women's T20I team, is indeed one of the best players going around and will be raring to make a mark. She'll be supported by the likes of Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues and Taniya Bhatia who are also able to dent the opposition bowling line-up. Spin-twins Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav will handle the bowling department.
Speaking of Velocity, they also boast of a spectacular batting order with Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj and Veda Krishnamurthy in the ranks. Still, their bowling department will be an area of concern. Except for Exta Bisht and Shikha Pandey, the side doesn't have any big names which mean that the youngsters will have to step up. Notably, most of these players will take the field after a long coronavirus-induced half, and it'll be interesting to see how they perform.
Supernovas: Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Taniya Bhatia(w), Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayabonga Khaka, Muskan Malik, Ayushi Soni
Velocity: Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Sune Luus, Shikha Pandey, Leigh Kasperek, Jahanara Alam, Manali Dakshini, Ekta Bisht, Devika Vaidya, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Meghna Singh, Anagha Murali