The fourth edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge concluded on May 28 with Supernovas winning their third title. A total of three teams, namely, Trailblazers, Velocity and Supernovas participated in the competition that was played from May 23 in Pune. There were some stellar performances across the tournament. Let’s look at the top performers.
Supernovas’ captain Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored with 151 runs in three matches. The right-handed middle-order batter from India averaged 50.33 and scored at a strike rate of 138.53. The swashbuckling batter hit 12 boundaries and half a dozen sixes in total.
Top 5 run getters
Trailblazers’ Sabbhineni Meghana registered the highest score in the competition with a blistering 73 off 47 balls, including seven boundaries and four sixes, against Velocity. She completed the tournament as the fifth highest run getter. The right-handed opening batter from India featured in just the one match.
Top 5 scores in an innings
Best Batting Average
Velocity’s Laura Wolvaardt had the best batting average at the end of the tournament. The right-handed batter, though opens the batting for South Africa, she batted in the middle order for Velocity. She muscled 133 runs in three innings at a breathtaking average of 133. She remained not out in two out of the three innings. She registered a couple of half-centuries as well.
Top 5 batting averages
Best Strike Rate
With a stellar strike rate of 200, Trailblazers’ Sophia Dunkley had the best strike rate in this tournament. The attacking right-handed batter from England pummeled 20 runs in two innings, remaining not out in both.
Top 5 batting strike rates
|4||Simran Dil Bahadur||Velocity||2||2||32||160.00|
Most wickets and best performance in an innings
Supernovas’ Pooja Vastrakar was the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. The right arm seamer from India scalped six wickets in three matches, including a four-wicket haul. She had an average of 11.83 and an economy of 7.10. She also registered the best bowling figures in an innings when she claimed 4-12 in four overs against Trailblazers in the tournament opener.
Top 5 wicket-takers
Best Bowling Average and Best Bowling Economy
Trailblazers’ Sophia Dunkley had the best bowling average and the best bowling economy in this tournament. The right arm leg spinner from England bowled two overs in as many matches and picked up one wicket conceding eight runs at an average of eight and economy of four runs per over.
Best Bowling Average
|5||Simran Dil Bahadur||Velocity||2||7.0||4||15.25|
Best Bowling Strike Rate
Trailblazers’ Hayley Matthews had the best bowling strike rate in the tournament. The right arm off spinner from West Indies had a strike rate of nine in two matches. She bowled six overs, conceded 49 runs and scalped four wickets.
Best Bowling Strike Rate
|3||Simran Dil Bahadur||Velocity||2||7.0||4||10.50|
Best Bowling Economy
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