TBL and SNO have set a milestone being a part to first ever women's IPL T20 match. The Supernovas won the toss and chose to bowl first. They invited the trailblazers to bat first and totally stunned them with their disciplined and controlled bowling attack.
Australia’s Megan Schutt struck twice with the new ball, removing Healey and Beth Mooney cheaply to destroy the Trailblazers’ top-order.
Looking at the surging popularity of the women's cricket, BCCI had recently announced this IPL match as an effort to boost women's cricket in India in the shortest format of cricket.
Smriti Mandhana, captain of IPL Trailblazers, said, “This is the first ever match we will be playing with foreign players on Indian soil. Everyone is excited to be part of this historical moment. We all are looking forward to expressing ourselves in front of an audience.”
"The IPL is the biggest and most popular league in the world and it has been a long-time endeavour to have a women's league that can match the exuberance of IPL. Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy among others rubbing shoulders with foreign stars will be a unique experience and something that we have not witnessed here in India."
With an eye on the growing popularity in the country, the women's cricket is gaining ground and this wave may soon pave way for the women IPL.
Here's the complete squad of the women's IPL teams
Alyssa Healy (W)
Smriti Mandhana (C)
Taniya Bhatia (W)
Harmanpreet Kaur (C)