1. Women’s cricket is not only a mainstream sport...it's a popular one at that

With a crowd of 80,000 at the MCG and millions more around the world watching the two best women’s cricket teams in action, it is fair to say women’s cricket has made its mark. 

It is crucial a country like India with such a huge population and a country like Australia with a rich pedigree in sport, both lead the way in driving the women’s game forward. 

This was the final the game needed. 

Alyssa Healy teed off early and set the wheels in motion. Australia dominated from start to finish, so while the contest was disappointing, the occasion wasn’t.