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Trailblazers spinners choke Supernovas to help claim maiden title by 16 runs

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Salma Khatun picked three while Deepti Sharma took two wickets as Trailblazers clinched their first Women’s T20 Challenge title after defeating Supernovas by 16 runs here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Supernovas needed 28 runs in the last two overs and Salma wreaked havoc dismissing skipper Harmanpreet and Anuja Patil. In the end, the Supernovas fell 17 runs short of the target in the final.
Chasing 119 runs, Supernovas got off to a bad start as they lost star batter Chamari Athapaththu in the very second over.

Taniya Bhatia and Jemimah Rodrigues stitched a 20-run stand before Deepti Sharma dismissed the former in the seventh over.

Deepti in her next over dismissed Jemimah as Supernovas got reduced to 37/3 with an asking rate at above seven. Shashikala Siriwardene then joined skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in the middle as Supernovas scored 48 runs at the halfway mark.

The duo rebuilt the Supernovas’ innings and stitched a 37-run stand before Salma Khatun dismissed her in the 15th over with 45 runs more required off 32 balls.

In the end, Supernovas required 28 from the last two overs but wickets kept falling at regular intervals, and the side fell 17 runs short of the target.