Veda Krishnamurthy defends defensive approach as Velocity qualify for final on NRR

first_imgVeda Krishnamurthy defends defensive approach as Velocity qualify for final on NRRVelocity qualified for the Women’s T20 Challenge final on net run-rate. Veda Krishnamurthy defended the defensive move as not wanting to lose “a heap of wickets”.advertisement Asian News International JaipurMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 10:57 IST Velocity lost to Supernovas by 12 wickets but both teams qualified for the final (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSVelocity lost to Supernovas by 12 wickets in the third match of the Women’s T20 ChallengeSuperior net run rate was enough for Velocity, even if they lost the match against SupernovasVeda Krishnamurthy defended the defensive move as not wanting to lose “a heap of wickets”Velocity’s Veda Krishnamurthy defended her team’s defensive approach of playing for the net run-rate in the match against Supernovas in the Women’s T20 Challenge on Thursday.The team’s decision to play according to the net run-rate sparked off a debate on whether the team should be playing for winning or for the net run-rate. Velocity ended up losing the match against Supernovas by 12 runs.”In the previous game, we made a lapse by losing a heap of wickets because we were in a rush to close out the chase,” Krishnamurthy told reporters in Jaipur.”So our initial aim on Thursday was to qualify for the final because we had a certain target 117 to get. So, we were asked to play accordingly. And when we got close to that target is actually when we tried to go for our shots,” she added.Chasing a score of 143 against Harmanpreet Kaur’s led-Supernovas, Velocity was clearly seen chasing the spot in the finals. The team needed 66 off 51 balls for the win or make 40 runs in the same period to edge past Smriti Mandhana led-Trailblazers on net run rate. A superior net run rate was enough for Velocity to secure their position in the finals, even if they lost the match against Supernovas.Supernovas vs Velocity it is on May 11 of #WIPL pic.twitter.com/aqifcIc4D6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 2019After being 77 for three, Velocity made 53 runs off the remaining 51 deliveries without losing a wicket and they registered only two boundaries off 43 balls until reaching the score of the 117-run mark which was the cut-off for Velocity’s qualification.advertisementVelocity had secured a win in their first match against Trailblazers by three wickets. The team was in a comfortable position in the first match, but they lost five wickets in a hurry which hampered their net run-rate, thus forcing the team to play with a defensive approach.Velocity take on Supernovas in the finals of the Women’s T20 Challenge on May 11 at Jaipur.Also Read | Mithali Raj hits out at critics, says unfairly targetted over T20 strike rateAlso Read | Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Veda KrishnamurthyFollow VelocityFollow SupernovasFollow Women’s T20 Challengelast_img