Everyone’s attention is towards the Indian Premier League action which has reached its climax in the United Arab Emirates. Delhi Capitals will play against the defending champions on November 10, Tuesday in Dubai.
Case in point, the cricket fraternity witnessed a whole new level of fielding effort. This time, it is from Women’s T20 Challenge. Nobody would have thought that a woman cricketer would pull off such an outrageous save.
Thailand star cricketer Nattakan Chantam stole the spotlight for saving some runs for her side. She displayed immense athleticism near the boundary line where she put in a full-blooded dive to save runs.
The video of her giving absolutely everything to save a boundary is going viral on social media. She is the first cricketer from Thailand to take part in this event. It didn’t take her much time to announce her arrival.
Chantam receives praises from cricket fraternity
The Women’s T20 Challenge final was between Trailblazers and Supernovas in Sharjah. During the final, Nattakan Chantam stunned everyone with her mind-boggling effort. The unbelievable effort was witnessed in the first ball of the second over bowled by Sophie Ecclestone.
Jemimah Rodrigues got an outside edge and Chantam ran fast and produced a stunning effort to save two runs for Trailblazers. She drew plaudits from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity. This is surely one of the best saves in the cricketing world.
Soon after she dived to save two runs for her side, praises kept pouring in on for her on micro-blogging Twitter platform. Netizens ran short of adjectives and superlatives while praising the Thailand star.
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Among the praises, England woman cricketer Kate Cross took to her official Twitter account and came up with a special message for Thailand star. Kate Cross wrote, “Worth it for this piece of fielding though” along with shocking and clapping hands emojis.
Meanwhile, former Team director of Kolkata Knight Riders franchise, Joy Bhattacharjya also praised Chantam. “I just saw a boundary save in the women’s T20 challenge from Chantam that was as good as anything I saw in 59 IPL matches this season!,” the Indian sports producer wrote.
Trailblazers beat Supernovas
Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers defeated Supernovas by 16 runs in the final at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Smriti was the Player of the Match while Radha Yadav was the Player of the Series.
Batting first, Trailblazers posted a modest total of 118/8 in their quota of 20 overs. Smriti Mandhana was the star of the show as she scored 68 off 49. She hit 5 fours and 3 sixes at a pretty good strike-rate of 138.78.
Radha Yadav was the top bowler for Supernovas as she picked 5/16 in her four-over bowling spell. Supernovas scored 102/7 in 20 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur was the top player for Supernovas. She scored 30 off 36 balls.