Deandra Dottin fulfills wish, wins WT20 challenge

By November 09, 2020

Deandra Dottin always wished to play in the Women’s T20 Challenge. Today, she not only fulfilled that wish but is now a champion as well.

The Barbadian all-rounder today scored 20 of the Trailblazer’s 118 for 8 that was good enough to defeat Supernovas by 16 runs in Sharjah.

Dottin and Smriti Mandhana who top scored with 68, shared in an opening stand of 17 before the Windies Women star was out in the 12th over, caught going for a big hit over deep midwicket off a Poonam Yadav delivery.

Their 50 partnership came up off just 38 deliveries with Mandhana doing the bulk of the scoring with 39.

After Mandhana got out in the 15th over, the innings fell away as Radha Yadav scythed through the remaining line up taking 5 for 16 as Trailblazers collapsed from 101 for 2 to 118 for 8.

Supernovas were never in the hunt as they lost wickets regularly, at one point being 37 for 3 after 8.2 overs.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (30) and Shashikala Siriwardene (19) provided a fleeting moment of hope when they took the score to 74 when things went pear-shaped. Salam Katun 3 for 18 stifled the lower order which resulted in the Supernovas limping to 102 for 7 in reply.

Shakira Selman was unbeaten on 4 at the end.

Deepti Sharma returned figures of 2 for 9.

Dottin expressed her joy afterwards.

"I have always wanted to play this tournament, and to win the tournament has been good. Indeed, the pitch was struggling a bit, but Smriti was batting really well. I was just looking to give her the strike as much as possible," she said.

Dottin was the second highest scorer in the tournament with 76 runs scored in the three matches. She averaged 38 runs per innings and had a top score of 29 not out.

Only Mandhana with 107 runs score more.

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