Women’s T20 Challenge final match was played between Trailblazers and SuperNovas at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In this match, Trailblazers led by Smriti Mandhana registered a victory over Super Novas by 16 runs.
Super Novas’s Captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and invited trailblazers to bat first. Smriti Mandhana and Deandra Dottin gave a good start to the team and scored 71 runs in 11 overs. However, Super Novas’ spinner Radha Yadav’s fifer in the middle overs shifted the momentum towards her side.
The brilliant bowling in the middle overs by super Novas restricted Trailblazers at 118 runs in 20 overs. Trailblazers batswomen could score just 17 runs in the last 5 overs. Smriti Mandhana was the highest run-getter for her team with a knock of 68 runs.
Nattakan Chantam saved 2 runs near the boundary rope:
Chamari Athapaththu and Jemimah Rodrigues opened the innings for Super Novas. Jhulan Goswami bowled a first over and gave just three runs. Trailblazers Captain Smriti Mandhana gave the second over to England spinner Sophie Ecclestone. On the first ball of Sophie, Rodrigues tried to hit a boundary on the third man but Nattakan Chantam saved two runs for her team with a brilliant fielding at the boundary rope.
Her fielding effort stunned everyone on the ground. The famous cricket writer Paul Radley tweeted to hurl praises on her fielding effort.
He tweeted, “Sharjah is the place to go for diving boundary stops. This just now from Nattakan Chantam in the Women’s T20 Challenge. Needs to put a bit more effort in, I’d say, she’s left a bit out there.”
Here is the video:
Sharjah is the place to go for diving boundary stops. This just now from Nattakan Chantam in the Women’s T20 Challenge. Needs to put a bit more effort in, I’d say, she’s left a bit out there pic.twitter.com/XrsqtDB9Dm
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) November 9, 2020
Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted:
So bloody good !!! 👏 https://t.co/2hFDVqJxv8
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) November 9, 2020
That fielding effort 😍👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) November 9, 2020
So good! My back hurt just from watching that!! 😂
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) November 9, 2020
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) November 9, 2020