Supernovas produced a collective effort to trump the target set by Velocity by four wickets in the finals of the Women’s T20 Challenge at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. However, Lea Tahuhu, who played a significant role in Supernova’s successful campaign, dislocated her shoulder while celebrating the emphatic win.
Batting first, Lea Tahuhu returned with two for 21 from her four overs with good support from other bowlers to contain the Velocity batters to 121 runs. They were struggling for 37 for five in 7.3 overs before Sushma Verma, and Amelia Kerr added 71 runs for the sixth wicket to go past the 100-run mark. Verma chipped in with 40 runs while Kerr registered 36 runs to help them post 121 runs at the end of 20 overs. Meanwhile, contributions from Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, and a half-century from Harmanpreet Kaur helped them overhaul the target with four wickets in hand.
Lea Tahuhu and Radha Yadav scored the winning runs before the players ran onto the ground to celebrate the massive win. However, much to the dismay of the Supernova, Tahuhu dislocated her shoulders while celebrating the victory. The New Zealand cricketer in a tweet admitted that it was a rollercoaster ride and congratulated Harmanpreet Kaur for some outstanding hitting.
She revealed that she suffered an accident while punching the air in celebration. She also thanked the fans for all the good wishes as she begins her rehabilitation to recover from the injury.
“A roller coaster of emotions last night.. elation to get the win! Great striking from skip @ImHarmanpreet. To utter devastation of a freak accident dislocating my shoulder punching the air in celebration Thank you for all the kind words and well wishes. Onto rehablife for me!” Lea Tahuhu tweeted.
A roller coaster of emotions last night.. elation to get the win! Great striking from skip @ImHarmanpreet. To utter devastation of a freak accident dislocating my shoulder punching the air in celebration🤦🏽♀️ Thank you for all the kind words and well wishes. Onto rehablife for me!
— Lea Tahuhu (@LTahuhu) May 12, 2019