Group E: Round IV – Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Saurashtra and Maharashtra obtain victories

Group E: Round IV – Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Saurashtra and Maharashtra obtain victories – Senior Women’s T20 Trophy 2019

Delhi Women's State Cricket Team
Delhi Women’s State Cricket Team

Date: 18 October 2019

Match 1: Bengal vs Goa

Venue: SCA Stadium Khanderi B Ground, Rajkot

After scoring 257 against Arunachal Pradesh in their third match, Goa Women set a modest target of 103 for Bengal while batting first. Shreya Parab scored 58 in 54 runs. Captain Sanjula Naik was bowled by Rumeli Dhar on 1. Goa made 102/8 in 20 overs. Gouher Sultana of Bengal had a 3-wicket haul. She gave 16 runs in her 4 overs and took 2 of her 3 wickets in the last over.

It was Antara Pada Jana and Rumeli Dhar of Bengal who helped their side reach close to the target. Antara made 25 in 37 balls while Rumeli contributed 21 off 14 for her team. Richa Ghosh and Gouther Sultana remained unbeaten and chased the runs in 18.3 overs.

Result: Bengal won by 4 wickets.

Match 2: Delhi vs Tamil Nadu

Venue: AOC Ground, Secunderabad

Delhi, on batting first, made 88/8 in 20 overs. Notable contributions came from Neha Chhillar who made 20 off 36 and Jyoti Nain who made 19 in 29 balls. Captain Reema Malhotra remained unbeaten on 19 runs. Keerthana S Balakrishnan of Tamil Nadu took 3 wickets.

Tamil Nadu saw a brilliant start from its openers. Niranjana Nagarajan’s 36 off 40 and Captain Hemalatha D Dayalan’s 43 off 55 made the job easy for their side. They chased the score in 17.2 overs.

Result: Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets.

Match 3: Arunachal Pradesh vs Saurashtra

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Venue: AOC Ground, Secunderabad

Arunachal Pradesh got bowled out in the final over of their batting innings. They could only make 54 runs. Opener Neelam Rajput 26(48) was the only one who scored in double digits. Reena Dabhi of Saurashtra took 3 wickets giving only 5 runs in her 4 overs.

Saurashtra chased the score more than comfortably, achieving a dominant win over Arunachal Pradesh. Captain Jayshree Jadeja 14(29) and wicketkeeper batter Riddhi Ruparel 39(25) both played unbeaten knocks to chase down the target in 9 overs.

Result: Saurashtra won by 10 wickets.

Match 4: Cricket Association of Mizoram vs Maharashtra

Venue: SCA Stadium Khanderi B Ground, Rajkot

Maharashtra saw some splendid knocks by its batters in the first innings. Shivali Shinde scored the first century of the tournament. She smashed 100 in only 61 balls and remained not out. Opener Mukta Magre made 42 in as many balls. Maharashtra finished on 166/1.

In reply, Mizoram could only score 91 runs losing 3 wickets. Wicketkeeper batter Prajakta Shirwadkar made 27 in 36 balls while captain Apurwa Bhardwaj played an unbeaten knock of 26 off 13 balls.

Result: Maharashtra won by 75 runs.

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