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WT20 Challenge: Ecclestone spins Trailblazers to win

Deandra Dottin (Trailblazers)
Deandra Dottin (Trailblazers)
Shafali Verma (Velocity)
Shafali Verma (Velocity)

Trailblazers beat Velocity by a massive nine wickets in the second Women's T20 Challenge at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

A Sophie Ecclestone special

After opting to bat, Velocity were bowled out for a mere 47 in 15.1 overs. English left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone was the best bowler with figures of four for nine. The other key bowlers were Jhulan Goswami (2-13) and Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2-13). Only three batters entered double figures. Shafali Varma was the top-scorer with 13.

The chase for Trailblazers was quite easy. Deandra Dottin (29: 28b, 3x4) remained unbeaten in the chase as they overhauled the target in 7.5 overs to finish at 49 for ine. Richa Ghosh remained unbeaten with Dottin on 13 off 10 balls with one boundary and one six.

Match Summary - Velocity v Trailblazers, 2nd Match, Women's T20 Challenge

Velocity 47 (15.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Shafali Verma-2.2 ov), 2-19 (Mithali Raj-3.2 ov), 3-19 (Veda Krishnamurthy-3.3 ov), 4-19 (Danni Wyatt-4.3 ov), 5-21 (Sushma Verma-5.3 ov), 6-27 (Sune Luus-8.1 ov), 7-27 (Sushree Dibyadarshini-8.2 ov), 8-41 (Shikha Pandey-11.5 ov), 9-45 (Ekta Bisht-13.3 ov), 10-47 (Jahanara Alam-15.1 ov)

Trailblazers 49-1 (7.5)
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Smriti Mandhana-3.5 ov)

Result - Trailblazers won by nine wickets


Playing XIs

Velocity: Danielle Wyatt, Shafali Verma, Mithali Raj (captain), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Sune Luus, Shikha Pandey, Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan, Ekta Bisht, Leigh Kasperek, Jahanara Alam

Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (captain), Deandra Dottin, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami

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