Supernovas beat Velocity by four wickets to win the Women's T20 Challenge 2019. The final had a lot of standout performances with the bat, ball and on the field. However, there was one exceptional performance behind the stumps as well. Supernovas' wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia pulled off an exceptional stumping which was done at the speed of light.
It happened in the seventh over of Velocity's innings which was bowled by Sophie Devine and Veda Krishnamurthy was on strike. On the second delivery, Devine bowled a wide delivery which was completely missed by Veda and she also ended up coming out of her crease. However, Bhatia collected the ball which was bowled well outside the leg stump very quickly and also dislodged the bails instantly even before Veda could realize what was going on.
However, the decision was referred to the third umpire and the replays showed that the Indian middle-order batter had only grounded her bat after the bails were dislodged. Therefore, the decision went in favour of Supernovas as Veda Krishnamurthy who was looking to rebuild her team's innings with skipper Mithali Raj went back to the dugout.
The video was posted on IPL's official Twitter handle. Watch the video right here:
Supernovas skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and had no hesitation in bowling first. It turned out to be a good decision as her bowlers bowled well as the Mithal Raj-led side lost wickets at regular intervals. Sushma Verma and Amelia Kerr then added for the sixth wicket after Velocity had lost half their side very early. Verma scored an unbeaten 32-ball 40 at a strike rate of 125 while Kerr scored a 38-ball 36. Their vital knocks took Velocity to a decent total of 121/6 in their 20 overs.
In reply, Supernovas looked in a spot of bother at 64-5. But skipper Harmanpreet Kaur played a captain's knock of a 37-ball 51 as the Supernovas crossed the finish line in the final ball of the innings.