Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 Finals: Trailblazers best Supernovas to win their first Maiden Title!


Trailblazers defeated Supernova by 16 runs in the final of the Women’s T20 Challenge & win their first maiden title. Chasing a below average target of 118 Supernovas remained in the hunt while Captain Harmanpreet Kaur & Shashikala Siriwardene were at the crease but they lost 4 wickets for 28 runs in the last six overs to finish on 102. Salma Khatun scalped two wickets including Harmanpreet, in the 19th over of the chase with Supernovas needing 28 runs to win off the last two overs, to seal victory for Trailblazers.

Trailblazers registered a decent target with the help of their Captain Smiriti Mandhana who smashed 68 runs off 49 balls after Trailblazers were asked to bat by Supernovas at the toss. Mandhana & Deandra Dottin scored 71 runs for the first wicket in 11.1 overs to lay a good foundation for the rest of the line-up to capitalize.

However Mandhana’s wicket in the 15th over with the score of 101 for 2 brought about a collapse for Trailblazers as they managed to score 16 more runs in the last five overs while losing six wickets four of which came in the last over.

 Radha emerged as a star bowler for Supernovas with her miserly spell of left arm spin bowling. She dismissed Sophie Ecclestone (1), Jhulan Goswami (1) and Harleen Deol (4) in the 20th over as Trailblazers failed to get any sort of momentum at the death. Radha finished with 5 for 16 while Poonam Yadav and Siriwardene got a wicket each.

In reply to Trailblazers, Supernovas were 37 runs for 3 wickets in the ninth over after losing the match to Jemimah Rodrigues, Chamari Athapaththu (6), and Tania Bhatia (14) before Harmanpreet and Siriwardene added 37 runs for the fourth wicket. However, Supernovas collapsed in the last five overs after losing 3 for 27 & thus conceded the match & their title which they had won for two years in a row in 2018 & 2019. For Trailblazers, Khatun got 3 for 18, Deepti for 2 for 9 and Ecclestone picked up 1 for 26.