On-drive boosts my confidence the most: Jemimah Rodrigues

first_img Indo-Asian News Service JaipurMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 11:44 IST Jemimah Rodrigues was the star with the bat as Supernovas beat Velocity (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSupernovas defeated Velocity by 12 runs in the Women’s T20 ChallengeJemimah Rodrigues was the player of the match for her unbeaten 77Supernovas will face Velocity again in the Women’s T20 Challenge finalJemimah Rodrigues, who scored a match-winning knock for Supernovas against Velocity in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge, has revealed that playing the on-drive shot boosts her confidence the most.Sent into bat in their must-win match, the Supernovas scored 142 for 3, thanks to Rodrigues’ 77 not out and then restricted Velocity to 130 for 3 to win the final round-robin league match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Thursday.The 48-ball knock from the 18-year-old was studded with 10 stylish boundaries and a six.Speaking after the match, Rodrigues said: “I think the confidence I get while playing the on-drive is something no other shot gives me. I just tried to get good impact on the ball.”Jemimah Rodrigues is the Player of the Match for her match winning knock of 77* off 48 deliveries.#WIPL pic.twitter.com/WQ4GyRb4ZOIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 2019She further revealed that her coach told her to stay at the wicket and not try to hit the ball hard.”I think it was important for me to play throughout. My coach told me to just time the ball and not try to hit it hard. I am batting pretty well. I look forward to the finals and would want to keep things simple,” she added.The two sides will again face each other in the finals on Saturday as the third team, Trailblazers, who also secured the same two points as Velocity and Supernovas, finished last on the basis of net run rate.Also Read | Veda Krishnamurthy defends defensive approach as Velocity qualify for final on NRRAlso Read | Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finaladvertisementFor 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 Jemimah RodriguesFollow SupernovasFollow VelocityFollow Women’s T20 Challenge On-drive boosts my confidence the most: Jemimah RodriguesJemimah Rodrigues scored an unbeaten 77, including 10 fours and a six, as Supernovas defeated Velocity by 12 runs in the third match of the Women’s T20 Challenge.advertisementlast_img read more

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