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‘Aced the chase’- Twitter happy as Velocity beat Supernovas to start their campaign in style

By BetBarter Staff

May 24, 2022

Velocity beat Supernovas by seven wickets in the second match of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022. A magnificent batting show took the team to a comfortable win after being given a modest target of 151. With the win, Velocity got their season off to a kick start.

Velocity won the toss and decided to bowl first at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Supernovas, on the other hand, did not have the best start with the bat. They lost three wickets within the powerplay with a low score on the board. They added just 29 runs in the first six overs. Post that, Harmanpreet Kaur and Taniya Bhatia built a brilliant partnership to get the team back in the game. Both the batters took their time to settle after losing early wickets. They added 82 runs in the partnership.

However, Bhatia (36) was involved in an unfortunate run-out in the 15th over for a team score of 100. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet (71) accelerated the innings and raced to her half-century. The Supernovas lost another wicket, but fought back brilliantly to score 150 runs, while batting first. Despite losing a wicket early in the chase, Velocity enjoyed a fantastic start. Shafali Verma was scoring freely and making a tough batting surface appear easy. With Yastika Bhatia(17) giving Verma (51) good support, the team scored 60 runs in the powerplay.

Shortly after that, Deandra Dottin took both their wickets in successive overs. The women in purple were now 80/3 in 9.4 overs. Post that, Laura Wolvaardt and Deepti Sharma gave them a solid partnership. Wolvaardt kept the run rate maintained, while Deepti gave her the perfect support. In the 19th over, hit a six on the second ball to complete her half-century.

The two were unbeaten and thus, went on to win the match for their side. Wolvaardt scored 51 runs in 35 deliveries, hitting seven fours and one six. Deepti scored 24 runs in 25 balls in her innings. Thus, Velocity started their campaign on a good note.

Here is how Twitter reacted