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Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is in it to win it

The Supernovas have won the title of the Women’s T20 Challenge three times and it’s Harmanpreet Kaur who has been on the forefront on each and every occasion.

Leading from the front

She was instrumental in taking Supernovas to the third title in the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022. Some of her captaincy decisions were quite astute as she never allowed the game to drift away.

Not only that, she was very handy with the bat as well and showed the intent which she is famous for. Harman finished as the highest run scorer in the competition with 150 runs from 3 games.

She maintained an average of over 50 and struck at close to 140 in the competition. She hit 12 boundaries and 6 sixes and also struck one half century, her best of 71. She was front and centre of Supernovas’ title winning campaign.

Calm head

This is what the captain had to say after winning the championship.

Harmanpreet Kaur, Supernovas captain: “It was always normal (heartbeat). I know this game going to be like that only and I was prepared for that. Great effort by the girls. We never felt we won the game and we knew anything could happen. First over was not in our favour but I knew if we get 2 early wickets, match can turn for us. At the right moment we were getting the wickets.”

“When Pooja started, we planned something else, but she wasn’t able to bowl what we were thinking. It happens. The way Sophie bowled it was outstanding. She was quite confident. If you have a bowler who is so confident, half the job is done. I was just giving her placement and she was bowling the way she wanted to bowl. When you have teammates who always want to play each and every moment, you do that whether it’s in your favour or not.”

Chipping in on the big night

It was a close final in which Supernovas faced Velocity as the team posted 165 runs on the board for the loss of 7 wickets. Harman was the second highest scorer in the innings after Deandra Dottin’s 62 and made 43 off just 29 balls at a brilliant strike rate of 148.28 which was the fastest in the innings.

Velocity were then bowled out for 161 as Supernovas lifted the third Women’s T20 Challenge title.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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