Twitter welcomes the first ever IPL Women's match with open arms

Danielle Wyatt 24 for Supernovas in first ever IPL Women's match
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In a match that went down to the wire, Supernovas (130-7) beat Trailblazers (129-6) by 3 wickets on the last ball of the match.

A tough competition between bat and ball, a lot of drama and a final ball finish. What more can you ask from a T20 match? Probably a Super Over, some would say!

But the exhibition match between the two Women IPL teams, Trailblazers and Supernovas, had the ideal script. It was probably not that high scoring, but when you have a true contest between bat and ball, nothing like it.

Supernovas won the toss and Captain Harmanpreet Kaur invited the Trailblazers to bat first. Skipper Smriti Mandhana (7) and keeper-batsman Alyssa Healy (14) came out to open the batting.

Although the opening stand could just manage 17 runs, Suzie Bates (32), Deepti Sharama (21) and Jemimah Rodrigues (25) chipped in with useful contributions. However, due to some effective bowling from Megan Schutt (4-18-2) and Ellyse Perry (3-20-2) who scalped a couple each, Trailblazers could only manage 129 for 6.

Chasing a relatively small target, Supernovas got off well with all four top order batsmen getting starts- Mithali Raj (22), Danielle Wyatt (24), Meg Lanning (16) and Harmanpreet Kaur (21). However, the team suffered a mini collapse as the match went down to the fire.

Pooja Vastrakar (2) sneaked a single off the last ball to take Supernovas to a 3-wicket win.  New Zealand all-rounder Suzie Bates (3-16-2) was the pick of the Supernovas bowlers and was awarded the player of the match.

Twitter was all-praise about the match and very welcoming of the cricketers. Here are some of the top tweets:

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