first_img Indo-Asian News Service JaipurMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 19:10 IST Women’s T20 Challenge: Velocity beat Trailblazers by 3 wickets in the second match on Wednesday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSEkta Bisht and Amelia Kerr shone as Velocity restricted Trailblazers to 112Danielle Wyatt top scored for Mithali Raj-led Velocity with a 35-ball 4615-year-old Shafali Verma scored 34 from 31 balls while opening for VelocityEngland top-order batswoman Danielle Wyatt starred with the bat as Velocity opened their account with a three-wicket victory over Trailblazers even as Deepti Sharma gave them a last-minute scare, in the second game of the Women’s T20 Challenge here on Wednesday.Chasing a paltry 113 for victory, Velocity were never in trouble with Wyatt scoring a brisk 46 off 35 balls her innings laced with five fours and two sixes.Skipper and veteran India batswoman Mithali Raj (17) gave her good company as the pair almost took the team over the line. 15-year-old opener Shafali Verma displayed a lot of composure as she made a 31-ball 34 and stitched a 38-run stand with Danielle Wyatt.Women’s T20 Challenge: Trailblazers vs Velocity HighlightsWith two runs needed from 20 balls, Wyatt was removed by Rajeshwari Gayakwad in the 17th over, and in the next ball Veda Krishnamurthy was run out.It was a comedy of errors in the next overs, as Deepti, who returned magical figures of 4/14, snared three wickets in five balls with no run being scored.First, Mithali yorked herself to lose her stumps, followed by Shikha Pandey who was cleaned up as she tried a needless sweep. Amelia Kerr did the same as Velocity lost five wickets without adding a single run.In the final ball of the 18th over, Sushree Pradhan finally hit the winning runs as the side won with 12 balls to spare.Earlier, India left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht (2/13) and New Zealand leggie Kerr (2/21) shared four wickets between them to restrict Trailblazers to 112/6 after Velocity skipper Mithali asked them to bat first.advertisementFor Trailblazers, who pulled-off a thrilling two-run win against Supernovas the other day, Harleen Deol (43 runs off 40 balls) top-scored with the help of five boundaries.Bisht was particularly impressive in her four overs, keeping the run-flow in check as Trailblazers failed to get any sort of momentum going.Mandhana, who scored a brilliant 90 in their match against Supernovas, failed to continue her good show with the bat as she was dismissed by Shikha Pandey, caught behind by wicketkeeper Sushma Verma.Trailblazers kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Deol holding one end up.Brief scores: Trailblazers: 112/6 (Harleen Deol 43; Ekta Bisht 2/13, Amelia Kerr 2/21; Velocity Danielle Wyatt 46; Deepti Sharma 4/14Also Read | Ishant Sharma recalls banter with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in IPL 2019Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Danielle WyattFollow Shafali VermaFollow Women’s T20 ChallengeFollow Mithali RajFollow Smirit Mandhana Women’s T20 Challenge: Danielle Wyatt, Shafali Verma help Velocity beat TrailblazersDespite a late collapse that saw them lose 5 wickets in a span of 7 balls, Velocity rode on Danielle Wyatt and 15-year-old Shafali Verma’s knocks to open their account in Women’s T20 Challenge in Jaipur on Wednesday. Trailblazers, led by Smriti Mandhana, have now won one and lost one in the three-team league.advertisementlast_img

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