Velocity escapes to victory after losing 5 wickets in 7 balls against Trailblazers

Mithali would have sure heaved a sigh of relief at the end of the match at how her team survived the '111/2 to 111/7' scare.

Trailblazers' Deepti Sharma celebrates wicket of Amelia Kerr during the second match of the Women's T20 Challenge at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.

Trailblazers' Deepti Sharma celebrates wicket of Amelia Kerr during the second match of the Women's T20 Challenge at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.   -  SPORTZPICS

The Velocity scoreboard at the start of the 17th over read 108/2, with Mithali Raj and Danielle Wyatt at the crease.

With five runs required off 24 balls, and eight wickets remaining, skipper Mithali would have been sure of bagging a comfortable win.

Little did she know about what was to befall soon.

In walked left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who after conceding three runs, got the prized scalps of England's Danielle Wyatt, followed by Veda Krishnamurthy who had walked in after her dismissal.

As it Happened

Trailblazers off-spinner Deepti Sharma bowled the next over and what followed was total mayhem.

Off the very first ball, she yorked Mithali. A dot ball later, Shikha Pandey met with the same fate when she decided to go for a slog sweep but missed the line of the ball completely.

Off the fifth ball, New Zealand's Amelia Kerr met the same fate after her attempt at a slog sweep failed spectacularly to have her castle disturbed.

Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana let out a wry smile at the turn of events, but all hopes of an unlikely victory for her side ended when Sushree Pradhan scooped a shot to third man for Velocity's winning runs.

Mithali would have sure heaved a sigh of relief at the end of the match at how her team survived the '111/2 to 111/7' scare.