Women’s T20 Challenge: Atapattu helps Supernovas post 126
The Sri Lankan scores 44, while Bisht takes three wickets
Sri Lankan all-rounder Chamari Atapattu top scored for the Supernovas to help them post a par score against Velocity in the Women’s T20 Challenge in Sharjah on Wednesday night.
The left-handed Atapattu, who opened the batting, stroked 44 from 39 deliveries that contained two boundaries and an equal number of sixes as the Supernovas posted 126 for 8, after being put into bat at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
She also put on a 47-run partnership for the third wicket with captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who made a 27-ball 31 that had two sixes and a boundary.
Indian left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht snapped up three wickets, while New Zealand off-spinner Leigh Kasperek and Bangladesh pacer Jahanara Alam picked two wickets each.
The Women’s T20 Challenge, which is into its third edition, consists of three teams — Supernovas, Velocity and Trailblazers. The Supernovas are captained by Kaur, while Mithali Raj is the skipper of Velocity. Smriti Mandhana is captaining the Trailblazers.
The three teams play each other with the final scheduled to be held on November 9.
Supernovas: 126-8 in 20 overs (Chamari Atapattu 44, Harmanpreet Kaur 31, Ekta Bisht 3-22, Leigh Kasperek 2-23, Jahanara Alam 2-27) vs Velocity.
Supernovas: Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Shashikala Siriwardene, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Ayabonga Khaka.
Velocity: Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma (wk), Sune Luus, Manali Dakshini, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Leigh Kasperek, Jahanara Alam.
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