Women’s T20 Challenge 2019: Smriti Mandhana’s Trailblazers pull-off a last ball thriller against Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas

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Trailblazers withstood the onslaught of hard-hitting Harmanpreet Kaur to pull-off a last ball thriller against Supernovas in the opening game of the Women’s T20 Challenge played at Sawai Mansingh in Jaipur on Monday.

Needing 19 off the final over, Supernovas skipper Harmanpreet (46 not out off 34) almost got her team over the line with some sensational hitting but veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami held her nerves after being smashed for four consecutive boundaries.

In response to Trailblazers’ 140 for five, Supernovas ended agonizingly 2 runs short at 138 for six. Harmanpreet and all-rounder Sophie Devine (32 off 22) took the game deep with a 48-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Earlier, Trailblazers skipper and explosive opener Smriti Mandhana enthralled the Jaipur crowd with a match-winning 90 off 67 balls. Mandhana took her side to a fighting total after Supernovas opted to bowl first on a tricky surface.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the match:

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