Women’s T20 Challenge: Ecclestone rips through Velocity

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on November 5, 2020
Sophie Ecclestone of Trailblazers bowls against Velocity in Sharjah on Thursday. — BCCI/IPL

The Trailblazers left-arm spinner snares four for nine as Mithali Raj's side shot out for a paltry 47

Trailblazers bowlers scythed through the batting order to shoot out Velocity for a paltry score in the second match of the Women’s T20 Challenge in Sharjah on Thursday.

English left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone snared four wickets, while Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami and left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad picked two each as Velocity collapsed to 47 all out in 15.1 overs, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Ecclestone returned with standout figures of 3.1-1-9-4, while Goswami and Gayakwad had identical figures of two for 13.

Velocity had beaten defending champions and two-time winners Supernovas in a thrilling opening fixture on Wednesday night.

Brief scores:

Velocity: 47 all out in 15.1 overs (Shafali Verma 13, Leigh Kasperek 11 not out, Shikha Pandey 10, Sophie Ecclestone 4-9, Jhulan Goswami 2-13, Rajeshwari Gayakwad 2-13) vs Trailblazers.


Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (C), Deandra Dottin, Richa Ghosh(w), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami.

Velocity: Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Sune Luus, Shikha Pandey, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Ekta Bisht, Leigh Kasperek, Jahanara Alam.

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