Supernovas rode on a disciplined all-round effort to edge past Trailblazers by three wickets in a last ball Women's T20 Challenge thriller at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. After restricting the Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers to a modest 129/6, Supernovas rode on a collective batting effort from the top order to overhaul the target on the last ball of the innings. Needing four runs in the last over, Pooja Vastrakar (2 not out) and Ellyse Perry (13 not out) held their nerves to take Supernovas over the line. The Supernovas started the chase with a decent 47-run opening stand between Mithali Raj (22) and Danielle Wyatt (24) in the powerplay.
Later, Meg Lanning (16) and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (21) contributed handsomely but as the team came close to the target, the Supernovas switched on the self-destruction mode and started losing wickets at regular intervals. But the target they were chasing was not too big and middle-order players Sophie Devine (19) and Perry played sensibly to drag the match into the final over. The final over saw Perry coming to the rescue of Supernovas as they finished the match on the final ball.
For Trailblazers, Suzie Bates and Poonam Yadav scalped two wickets. Earlier, Trailblazers posted 129/7 in their 20 overs with Suzie Bates (32), Deepti Sharma (21) and Jemimah Rodrigues (25) scoring handsomely. Skipper Smriti Mandhana, however, failed to convert her good start and fell after scoring 14 runs in nine balls.
For Supernovas, Megan Schutt and Ellyse Perry scalped two wickets each.
Brief scores: Trailblazers: 129/6 (Suzie Bates 32; Megan Schutt 2/18) lost to Supernovas: 130/7 (Danielle Wyatt 24; Poonam Yadav 2/21) by 3 wickets.
Highlights of IPL Women's T20 Supernovas vs Trailblazers match straight from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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17:13 IST: Pooja Vastrakar hits the winnings runs as Supernovas beat Trailblazers by 3 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.
17:12 IST: Scores are level. Supernovas need 1 run in 1 ball. Will we witness a super over?
17:11 IST: Supernovas need 2 runs off 2 balls.
17:10 IST: Supernovas need 3 runs off 3 balls.
17:09 IST: Supernovas need 3 runs off 4 balls. Pooja Vastrakar is on strike.
17:08 IST: Supernovas need 4 runs off 5 balls.
17:07 IST: Supernovas need 4 runs to win in the final over.
17:06 IST: OUT! Mon Meshram commits a cardinal error of not sliding her bat in while completing a run.
17:04 IST: Four! Ekta Bisht bowls full and Ellyse Perry opens the face of the bat at the last moment to guide the ball towards the third-man boundary. Supernova need 4 more runs to win
17:00 IST: Supernovas need 10 runs in 12 balls. This match is definitely going down to the wire.
16:57 IST: With two new batter at the crease, Supernovas need 14 runs in 18 balls
16:56 IST: OUT! It seems Supernovas are losing plot in the run-chase as Harmanpreet Kaur departs for 21 in search of quick runs.
16:53 IST: Supernovas need 18 runs in 24 balls.
16:50 IST: OUT! Jhulan Goswami cleans up Veda Krishnamurthy, who was attempting a cheeky shot.
16:47 IST: Supernovas 108/4 after the 15th over, need 22 more runs to win. This game is going down to the wire.
16:45 IST: OUT! Suzie Bates bowls full, Sophie Devine looking to go for the big one, misses and the stumps are rattled.
16:43 IST: Four! Harmanpreet Kaur welcomes Suzie Bates to the crease with a boundary past the fielder at point. Bates bowls a slower delivery with a bit of width and Harmanpreet opens the face of the bat at the last moment.
16:41 IST: Supernovas 100/3 in 14 overs, need 30 more runs to win.
16:40 IST: Six! Sophie Devine gets down on one knee and muscles Deepti Sharma for a maximum in the deep.
16:38 IST: Deepti Sharma introduced in the attack as Supernovas are 90/3 in 13 overs.
16:34 IST: Just four runs off the Ekta Bisht over. Supernovas 85/3 after 12 overs are cruising in the 130 run-chase.
16:32 IST: Supernovas 81/3 after 11 overs, need 49 more runs to win. Harmanpreet Kaur and Sophie Devine are currently dealing in singles and doubles
16:28 IST: Supernovas 74/3 in 10 overs, need 56 more runs to win. It seems that they are cruising at the moment, however, a wicket or two will breathe life back in the lop-sided contest.
16:25 IST: Supernovas 71/3 in 9 overs.
16:24 IST: OUT! Poonam Yadav gets yet another big fish. Meg Lanning departs for 16 in an attempt to take the bowler to the cleaners.
16:20 IST: Supernovas 69/2 in 8 overs.
16:18 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Meg Lanning off Danielle Hazell. First she sweeps her fine and then Lanning lifts Hazell over the cover for a boundary.
16:17 IST: Supernovas 58/2 in 7 overs.
16:15 IST: OUT! Danielle Wyatt tries the same shot again but fails to connect this time as Beth Mooney takes a comfortable catch at long-on.
16:14 IST: Four! Danielle Wyatt clears her front leg and absolutely pummels the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.
16:13 IST: Supernovas 51/1 in 6 overs.
16:12 IST: Four! Meg Lanning announces her arrival with a beautiful stroke through the covers for a boundary. 50 comes up for the Supernovas.
16:10 IST: OUT! EKta Bisht gets the big wicket of Mithali Raj. A juicy low full toss from Ekta Bisht does the trick as Mithali comes down the track, heaves and gets the toe-end of the bat.
16:09 IST: Six! Danielle Wyatt dances down the track and welcomes Ekta Bisht to the crease with a big maximum in the deep.
16:08 IST: Supernovas 40/0 after 5 overs.
16:06 IST: Four! Shikha bowls full and wide, Mithali reaches out and opens the face of the bat at the last moment as the ball flies past the fielder at point for a boundary. Mithali is looking in great touch. Will she convert this solid start of her into a big or a match-winning knock?
16:05 IST: Six! Mithali Raj picks up the length early and smokes Shikha Pandey straight down the ground for the first maximum of the game. That was hit with brute force.
16:03 IST: Supernovas 29/0 after 4 overs.
16:00 IST: Four! Short delivery from Lea Tahuhu and Danielle pulls it with authority for a one-bounce boundary.
15:58 IST: Supernovas 18/0 after three overs.
15:54 IST: DROPPED! Danielle Wyatt lits Jhulan straight over mid-on but was awalys at risk for a catch. Beth Mooney ran backwards and got only her fingertips to the ball. Wyatt just had enough bat on the ball.
15:53 IST: Lea Tahuhu concedes just three runs in her first over. Supernovas 11/0 after 2 overs.
15:49 IST: Supernovas 8/0 after the first over.
15:48 IST: Four! Jhulan strays on the leg side and Mithali says thank you and flicks the ball down to the fine-leg boundary for the second boundary of the innings.
15:47 IST: Four! Full delivery from Jhulan outside of off, Mithali leans in and drives the ball for her first boundary of the match. Majestic from Mithali.
15:46 IST: First ball -- Jhulan starts with a fuller delivery, Mithali leans in and pushes the ball to the fielder at mid-on.
15:45 IST: Jhulan Goswami opening the bowling for Trailblazers.
15:44 IST: Mithali Raj and Danielle Wyatt opening the batting for Supernovas.
15:43 IST: Welcome back to the chase. Supernovas need 130 runs to win with a required run-rate of 6.50.
15:31 IST: Trailblazers post 129/6 in 20 overs vs Supernovas.
15:30 IST: A brilliant last over from Megan Schutt as she concedes just 5 runs in the last over.
15:28 IST: Megan Schutt is bowling the last over.
15:27 IST: Trailblazers 124/6 in 19 overs.
15:24 IST: OUT! Slower delivery from Perry does the trick. Suzie shuffles across her crease to guide the ball for a boundary towards the fine leg area, misses and the bails light up. Suzie Batesdeparts for 32.
15:22 IST: Four byes! Shikha Pandey shuffles across her crease looking to put the ball over short fine for a boundary, misses and the ball goes past the keeper for a much-needed boundary.
15:21 IST: Four! Low full toss from Ellyse Perry and Shihka Pandey slams the ball for a one-bounce boundary towards the deep mi-wicket area.
15:20 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur concedes just six runs in her first over. Trailblazers 113/5 in 18 overs.
15:17 IST: Trailblazers 107/5 after 17 overs.
15:13 IST: Trailblazers 103/5 in 16 overs.
15:12 IST: OUT! Anuja Patil strikes. Jemimah comes down the track and sends the ball straight to Ellyse Perry at long-on.
15:10 IST: 100 comes up for Trailblazers in the 16th over.
15:09 IST: Four! Fuller and flatter delivery from Anuja Patil, Jemimah gets her slog sweep in action as the ball races away to the boundary.
15:08 IST: Four! Jemimah reads the Sophie Devine slower ball early, comes down the track and flicks it for a two-bounce boundary. A much-needed boundary for the Trailblazers. Trailblazers 94/4 in 15 overs.
15:07 IST: Suzie Bates is the key for Trailblazers if they want to post a competitive total on board. Meanwhile she is being ably supported by a young Jemimah Rodrigues.
15:04 IST: Trailblazers 85/4 after 14 overs.
15:00 IST: Trailblazers 80/4 after 13 overs. Trailblazers are dealing in singles and doubles currently.
14:57 IST: Sophie Devine concedes just five runs in her first over. Trailblazers 76/4 after 12 overs.
14:54 IST: Trailblazers 71/4 after 11 overs.
14:53 IST: Dropped! Suzie comes down the wicket, flicks it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket who fails to collect a low catch.
14:52 IST: Four! Suzie Bates shimmies down the wicket and clubs Pooja Vatsrakar straight down the ground for a beautiful boundary.
14:47 IST: DRINKS BREAK | Trailblazers 65/4 after 10 overs.
14:46 IST: Four! Ellyse Perry down full and on the pads, Jemimah Rodrigues flicks it fine past the fielder at short fine for a boundary.
14:44 IST: Trailblazers 58/4 after 9 overs.
14:43 IST: OUT! Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets her first wicket of the match. Deepti Sharma dances down the wicket, looking to clear the infield, miscues and gives an easy catch to Harmanpreet Kaur at short mid-wicket.
14:40 IST: Four! Deepti Sharma comes down the track, reaches to the pitch of the ball and lifts Rajeshwari over cover for a much-needed boundary.
14:38 IST: Trailblazers 50/3 after 8 overs. The boundaries have dried up for the Smriti Mandhana-led team.
14:33 IST: Rajeshwari Gayakwad concedes just four runs in her first over. Trailblazers 47/3 after 7 overs.
14:30 IST: Trailblazers 43/3 after 6 overs.
14:28 IST: Four! Megan Schutt bowls a short delivery and Deepti Sharma pulls her away for a one-bounce boundary. That was hit powerfully.
14: 27 IST: Trailblazers 38/3 after 5 overs.
14:26 IST: Four! Anuja Patil goes short and wide, Suzie Bates makes room and cuts the ball past the man at point for a boundary. Beautiful shot, that.
14:25 IST: Four! Anuja Patil strays on the leg side and Deepti Sharma slog sweeps the ball over fine leg for a boundary.
14:22 IST: Trailblazers 28/3 after four overs.
14:17 IST: OUT!! Supernovas are running through the top-order batting line-up of Trailblazers. Megan Schutt bowls a fuller delivery, Beth Mooney looking to clear the infield, miscues and Veda Krishnamurthy takes a catch similar to Harmanpreet Kaur. However, umpiring bloopers continue as a clear no-ball by Megan Schutt was not adjudged as a no-ball, which led to Beth Mooney's dismissal.
14:15 IST: Trailblazers 25/2 after 3 overs.
14:13 IST: Four! Perry was bowling stump to stump line, she wasn't giving any room and on this occasion Beth Mooney makes room, goes for the big heave and the ball takes a big outside and flies to the third-man boundary.
14:11 IST: OUT! Ellyse Perry bowls full length delivery just in Mandhana's arc, she rocks back and lifts the ball straight down the wicket only for Harmanpreet Kaur to take a blinder of a catch at mid-on. Smriti Mandhana departs for 14.
14:09 IST: Four! Ellyse Perry bowls a slower delivery outside off, Mandhana waits for it and opens the face of the bat at the very last moment and the ball rolls away to the third-man boundary.
14:08 IST: Trailblazers 17/1 after 2 overs.
.@megan_schutt - the history maker! Smart bowling by her, as she cramped Healy, who had gone for the big shot, Raina esque, over cover. @Danni_Wyatt at cover makes no mistake.#IPLWomen #GoGirls #Supernovas pic.twitter.com/7Hh0JER1Dj— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 22, 2018
14:07 IST: OUT! Megan Schutt cramps up Alyssa Healy for space with a well directed bouncer. Healy makes room, trying to lift the ball over the cover, miscues and Danielle Wyatt takes an easy catch.
14:05 IST: Four! Megan Schutt bowls full and outside off, Smriti opens the face of the bat and guides the ball down to the third-man region for a boundary. Smriti brilliantly uses the pace of the ball.
14:04 IST: Trailblazers 12/0 after the first over.
14:02 IST: Four! Anuja Patil strays down the leg side, Mandhana, down on one knee, sweeps the ball fine for the second boundary of the over.
14:00 IST: Four! First ball boundary for Alyssa Healy. Half-tracker to start the match with, Healy rocks back and slams the ball through the cover for a boundary.
13:59 IST: Anuja Patil opening the bowling for Supernovas.
13:58 IST: Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy are opening the batting for Trailblazers.
13:55 IST: All ready for the historic T20 match --
13:50 IST: Trailblazers (Batting 11, fielding 11): Alyssa Healy (w), Smriti Mandhana (c), Deepti Sharma, Danielle Hazell, Jhulan Goswami, Suzie Bates, Shikha Pandey, Beth Mooney, Ekta Bisht, Lea Tahuhu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Poonam Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha
13:45 IST: Supernovas (Batting 11, fielding 11): Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Taniya Bhatia(w), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil
13:40 IST: Smriti Mandhana -- Thankful to BCCI for this historic match, hopefully it will be a historic moment for many more IPL matches. Everyone is excited as this match can start IPL. Everyone is excited, even the overseas players are really excited. I have Suzie Baties, she is leading NZ team for a couple of years. I have told her whenever you want you can help me. She let out not many but some secrets of New Zealand dressing room. It is really exciting times for women's cricket.
13:37 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur -- We are going to bowl first. Wicket is looking good to bat on but there is some grass on the wicket. So we want to make use of that in the first six overs. It is a great moment for us, we were waiting for this for the last 10 years.Finally, the day has come we are looking to enjoy this moment. Meg Lanning is a very funny girl, she shared some thoughts on batting in the nets. It is great to share dressing room with her. It is good for us as only 2 or 3 girls were playing Big Bash. All 30 girls are going to play, it is really good for the team.
13:35 IST: Supernovas captain Harmanpreet Kaur wins toss, elects to field vs Trailblazers.
13:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Trailblazers vs Supernovas straight from the Wankhede Stadium.
IPL Trailblazers: Alyssa Healy (wk), Smriti Mandhana (captain), Suzie Bates, Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell, Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha.
IPL Supernovas: Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (WK).