Dottin's 62, 2-28, leads Supernovas to Women's T20 Challenge title with four-run victory over Velocity

By May 29, 2022

Deandra Dottin turned in a player-of-the-match performance to lead the Supernovas to a nail-biting four-run victory over Velocity and claim the Women’s T20 Challenge Trophy in Pune on Saturday.

The Barbadian all-rounder scored 62 (1x4, 4x6) from 44 balls while sharing in an opening stand of 73 with Priya Punia (28) and then 60 with Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (43) as Supernovas raced to 133-2 after 15 overs.

Kaur, whose 43 came from 29 balls and included one four and three sixes helped take Supernovas to 165-7 from their 20 overs.

Deepti Sharma who took Dottin’s wicket was the best of Velocity’s bowlers with 2-20 while Kate Cross (2-29) and Simran Bahadur (2-30) provided valuable support.

Needing 166 to deny Supernovas their third title, Velocity lost three wickets for 38 runs midway through the sixth over. Dottin claimed the first wicket dismissing Shafali Verma for 15 with the score on 29.  Sophie Ecclestone (2-28) then weighed in dismissing Yastika Bhatia (13) and Kiran Prabhu Navgire for a 13-ball duck.

Laura Wolvaardt helped stop the rot with an unbeaten 65 even as wickets fell with regularity around her, Alana King being the main destroyer with 3-32.

Wolvaardt found a useful partner in Bahadur and together they took the score from 117-8 in the 17th over to 161 when they ran out of balls. Dottin took the wicket of Cross for 13 as Velocity tried to rally. She finished with 2-28 from her four overs including a crucial maiden.

Dottin was also named Player of the Series scoring 100 runs and taking four wickets in the series.

 

 

 

 

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