Watch: Chantam produces one of the best saves in cricket history
Fielding is a fundamental parameter which every cricketer should possess. We often talk about cricketers hitting sixes and fours, taking wickets but miss out on praising the fielders who save important runs for the side. Fitness is a very important factor for a cricketer such that s/he can produce brilliant effort to save runs.
During the Women’s T20 Challenge final between Supernovas and Trailblazers, Thailand star Nattakan Chantam hit the headlines for her brilliant save. She saved two runs for her team by diving near the boundary rope. After seeing her effort, even the opposition players from Supernovas camp applauded her.
Chantam’s save will go down as one of the brilliant saves in cricket history. During the first ball of the second over, Rodrigues hit Sophie for a four and the ball got outside edge. The ball raced towards the third man and almost reached the boundary line. If it was some other women cricketer, she would have given up already.
But that wasn’t the case with Chantam as she displayed incredible athleticism only to dive and save runs for her team. This sums up the essential Chantam for you. Cricket fans, experts and commentators were impressed by her efforts. Majority of them took to Twitter to praise the Thailand woman cricketer.
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Talking about the match, Trailblazers won the match by 16 runs to seal the final. Smriti Mandhana was named the player of the match for her batting exploits. She scored 68 off 49. Radha Yadav picked up a fifer for Supernovas. She was named the player of the series. Salma Khatun deserves special credit as she bowled really for Trailblazers. The Bangladeshi star picked 3/18 in her quota of four overs.
“The first one two months of the lockdown was good to spend time with the family. But I think in the last three-four months we got time to go out and start hitting some balls. It was a good time for all of us to go back and work on ourselves which we don’t get usually. My wicket was crucial because this wicket was tough to bat on. The set batsman needed to bat on, 140 was quite achievable and this is what I need to work on in finishing innings.
I just told the girls that these are the last 20 overs of the tournament. Because of the covid situation we don’t know when we’ll come out next, so we wanted to give it our all. It was a hard wicket to bat on and we had quality spinners. 135 would have been ideal but nevertheless 118 was good on this wicket.
This experience was amazing to go out in the nets with the overseas players and our youngsters, It was nice to exchange knowledge and cultures to see how cricket is played in their countries. It was nice for the youngsters to be able to bowl to players like Dottin before being selected into the national side,” the winning captain Smriti Mandhana said at the post-match presentation.