Supernovas emerge victorious in T20 Challenge


Photo By Bahnfrend - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Photo By Bahnfrend - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Supernovas emerge victorious

The IPL Supernovas emerged victorious in the first ever women’s IPL-style T20 match held at the Wankhede Stadium on 22nd May. The two star-studded teams played a thrilling match as the Supernovas claimed a last-ball win.

Toss

Supernovas won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Trailblazers Innings

Alyssa Healy and Smriti Mandhana opened the innings and began with a couple of boundaries. It was Megan Schutt who claimed the first wicket of the match as Alyssa Healy lofted the ball only to be caught by Danielle Wyatt. Soon after, a spectacular catch by Harmanpreet Kaur sent Smriti Mandhana back at 14 off 9 balls. A much-needed knock of 32 off 37 balls by Suzie Bates and significant contributions by Deepti Sharma (21 off 22) and Jemimah Rodrigues (25 off 23) anchored the Trailblazers’ innings that eventually culminated with 129/6 on the scoreboard.

Supernovas Innings

The fan-favourite opening pair of Mithali Raj and Danielle Wyatt gave a good start to the Supernovas’ innings. The first six of the match came off Mithali’s bat as she went on to score 22 off 17 balls. With a score of 24 off 20 balls, Danielle Wyatt remained the highest scorer for Supernovas. Going down to the last over, the match remained as thrilling as ever with 1 needed off the final ball.  And as Pooja Vastrakar did the needful, Supernovas won the match by 3 wickets.

Suzie Bates was named the Player of the Match for her all-round performance.

Women’s IPL

The match was historic in more ways than one. We watched some of the best cricketers in the world play alongside each other in a #BESTvsBEST contest. But the low turnout at Wankhede was the disappointing bit.

Nevertheless, this match has paved the way for a women’s IPL tournament in the near future, and fans sure hope that it won’t be a long wait.

Squads

IPL TrailblazersIPL Supernovas
Alyssa HealyAnuja Patil
Beth MooneyDanielle Wyatt
Danielle HazellEllyse Perry
Dayalan HemalathaHarmanpreet Kaur (c)
Deepti SharmaMegan Schutt
Ekta BishtMeg Lanning
Jemimah RodriguesMithali Raj
Jhulan GoswamiMona Meshram
Lea TahuhuPooja Vastrakar
Poonam YadavRajeshwari Gayakwad
Shikha PandeySophie Devine
Smriti Mandhana (c)Taniya Bhatia
Suzie BatesVeda Krishnamurthy

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