Mithali Raj heaped praise on Sushma Verma and Sune Luss as Velocity beat Supernovas by five wickets to progress ahead in the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chasing a modest total of 127 runs to win, Velocity fell apart before Verma and Luss stitched a match-winning 51-run partnership to help Mithali’s team reach home.
“It went very close. Definitely challenging. Most of the girls were part of the T20 World Cup but Jhulan and I are playing after the last edition. I was expecting 120-130, but you expect the openers to get you 30-40 runs. Losing Dani, our main player, there was some panic, but Veda and Luus have played really well and got us back on track,” Mithali said.
“Such platforms help young players rub shoulders with seniors and their idols and that’s excellent…