Ellyse Perry
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The much-anticipated Women’s exhibition Twenty 20 match turned out to be an exciting contest. A last-ball finish resulted in Supernovas chasing down a target of 130 in Mumbai. Some of the best in the business, including Ellyse Perry, came in to play a significant role.

Mithali Raj
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Suzie Bates top-scored for the Trailblazers with 32. Youngster Jemimah Rodrigues played a special hand of 23-ball 25. Meghan Schutt scalped two wickets and star all-rounder Perry joined the former with two for 20. A solid opening stand of 44 runs between Mithali Raj and Danielle Wyatt laid the foundation for Supernovas.

Though there were plenty of empty seats, but the event promised to go a long way in the coming time.

“(It was) such an incredible experience. Such a competitive match that finished with a lot of excitement there. Great opportunity to come to Wankhede and play on such a big occasion, it’s been awesome. It’s great for the health of the game to play under different coaches and different conditions. IPL for women has been the missing piece of the puzzle and it’s certainly a good start. We’ve got the Big Bash in Australia and the Super League in England.” Perry told media after winning the contest for her side.

Ellyse Perry on the distinct leagues:

She also stressed the importance of having such leagues and how it has been helping the cricketers.

“It has been the highlight of my career. If we can bring something like an IPL for women up, it would be great for the development of the game, looking at the depth of talent in Indian women’s cricket. It was great to play with some of the superstars of Indian cricket today and to learn from them, it’s just been a fantastic experience.” she added.

Ellyse, one of the most popular cricketers, shared a picture with his teammates and counterparts at the end of the contest. She enjoyed her stay and said that she got to learn more about the Indian players.

Brief Scores: Trailblazers 129/6 in 20 overs (Suzie Bates 32, Jemimah Rodrigues 25, Megan Schutt 2/18, Ellyse Perry 2/20), Supernovas 130/7 in 20 overs (Dani Wyatt 24, Harmanpreet Kaur 21, Mithali Raj 22, Suzie Bates 2/16, Poonam Yadav 2/21).

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

A student of the game. Averaged 35-plus in gully cricket.