Highlights, Women's T20 Challenge, Supernovas vs Trailblazers at Mumbai, Full Cricket Score: Kaur and Co win by three wickets

Highlights, Women's T20 Challenge, Supernovas vs Trailblazers at Mumbai, Full Cricket Score: Kaur and Co win by three wickets

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One has to say that the first exhibition match has finished with a lot of excitement and even if we did not see great cricket today thanks to some irresponsible batting and catches being dropped from both the sides, the match lived up to its reputation. We are not at all complaining about some tired legs in the field as all the cricketers were coming into the match  with zero practice or games behind them. Rather, we would want more of these matches where such fierce competition is seen among the stars of Women's cricket.

As of now, we had only game but hey, we are not yet finished. The big match, Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad is to begin in some time. Click here to find all the updates of the match. 

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Smriti Mandhana, Trailblazers captain: I didn't expect it to go till the last ball. You always feel that you are 10 runs short when you are defending a small total. I thought the wicket was really slow for the batsmen. 145-150 would've been ideal. (On Kaur's catch) I just told her, five minutes back, that I am not playing Playstation with you for 7 days because you took that catch. Suzie was really hepling me with captaincy with respect to bowler to bowl and also other international players helped me. 

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Suzie Bates, Player of the Match: I thought we were little bit short with the bat. We struggled into the middle overs. I was more of a bowling all-rounder today. We have loved the whole experience. Our team has been brilliant and I am sure supernovas felt the same. It is a good day for women's cricket. 

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Harmanpreet Kaur, Supernovas captain: Surprisingly, the wicket was not easy to bat on. I told my batters to go ball by ball. We have focussed on our fielding. Lot of spin because that was our plan. Smriti is a bit of a weak on the off-spinner and I am glad that I took that catch.  

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What a match!!! The perfect start to what could ot rather should become a reality soon.

Tough luck for Trailblazers who ended up on the wrong side of the result.

A close game there and it was the New Zealand player Suzie Bates who shone with both the bat and ball to take Trailblazers to sniffing distance of a memorable victory.  

Smriti Mandhana can be proud of her team who almost defended 129.

But looking at the wicket, we are in for a cracker of a qualifier between the best bowling side of this IPL, Sunrises Hyderabad and the best batting line up of this edition, Chennai Super Kings

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Wasn’t a stroll in the park as Supernovas almost ended up throwing it away. All players were within the ring barring one at the cow corner and guess what the winning run came in that region.

Crowd too got into it towards the end.

So we have had the road test for Women’s IPL, hard fought game with Supernovas winning it off the last ball with 3 wickets in hand. The ball is now set to roll, hopefully we have a full-fledged Women’s IPL soon.

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After 20 overs, Supernovas 130/7 (Perry 13, Pooja 2) 

Supernovas win by three wickets as Pooja hits one towards the deep mid-wicket and collects a single. Trailblazers brought the match very close in the end, thanks to some irresponsible batting down the order for Supernovas. But the cricket fans are not complaning as the first exhibition match between the women superstars in cricket has lived up to its reputation. 

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Ball 5: Perry hits it to cover to and collects one. 1 needed off 1. 

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Ball 4: Pooja hits the ball to long-off and runs a single. 2 needed off 2 now. Pressure is on Perry now. 

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Ball 3: Dot ball, Pooja hits it to directly to Pooja. This is getting close. 3 needed off 3. 

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Highlights

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Women's T20 Challenge Live Cricket Score, Supernovas vs Trailblazers at Mumbai, cricket score and latest updates: Ekta Bisht into the attack and she has bowled well. Mona went back after terrible running the wicket. The match has gone into the last over. Supernovas need 4 off 6.

Preview: The Women's T20 Challenge, a one-of-its-kind exhibition match, is all set to take place ahead of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.

The BCCI is hosting the T20 Challenge to provide the women's game a platform alongside its most popular tournament.

The match will see some of the finest female cricketers featuring on either side – the IPL Trailblazers and the IPL Supernovas, led by two star Indian cricketers.

While the IPL Trailblazers are led by Smriti Mandhana, her India teammate Harmanpreet Kaur will skipper the IPL Supernovas.

Apart from Smriti, the Trailblazers also feature Suzie Bates and Jhulan Goswami while the Supernovas feature the likes of Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Sophie Devine.

The match will also see New Zealand captain Suzie Bates playing against her compatriot, Sophie Devine while Australian keeper Alyssa Healy will go up against her compatriots, Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry.

Squads:

IPL Trailblazers: Alyssa Healy (WK), Smriti Mandhana (C), Suzie Bates, Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell, Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha.

IPL Supernovas: Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (WK).

With inputs with IANS

Updated Date: May 22, 2018 17:33:25 IST

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