Day 3: Priya Punia, Kiran Navgire, Maya Sonawane, Saranya Gadwal’s Performance Stood Out

Day 3 of the Senior Women’s T20 tournament 2021-22 saw 18 matches being played today. Out of the 18 matches, 12 were played in the morning and six were played in the evening. In this article, we will look at the six matches that were played in the evening.

 

Day 3: Priya Punia, Kiran Navgire, Maya Sonawane, Saranya Gadwal's Performance Stood Out
Day 3: Priya Punia, Kiran Navgire, Maya Sonawane, Saranya Gadwal’s Performance Stood Out

Delhi beat Madhya Pradesh by 9 wickets

Delhi handed a crushing nine-wicket defeat to Madhya Pradesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Batting first, Madhya Pradesh were reduced to 8-106 in 20 overs and in reply Delhi completed the formalities in 15.1 overs. Madhya Pradesh’s opening batter Neha Badwaik top scored with 27 runs off 24 balls while for Delhi, Soni Yadav, Priya Mishra and Babita Negi scalped two wickets each. Chasing a modest score of 107, Delhi’s opening batter Priya Punia led the run chase from the front with a delectable 44 not out off 36 balls. On the other hand, for Madhya Pradesh, Soumya Tiwari was the lone wicket-taker.

• Madhya Pradesh: 106/8 (20)
Neha Badwaik: 27 (24)
Soni Yadav: 2 Wickets
Priya Mishra: 2 Wickets
Babita Negi: 2 Wickets

• Delhi: 107/1 (15.1)
Priya Punia: 44* (36)
Tanisha Singh: 35* (37)
Soumya Tiwari: 1 Wicket
Result: Delhi Won by 9 Wickets

Nagaland beat Jammu & Kashmir by 32 runs

Batting first, Nagaland piled up a respectable score of 4-125 in 20 overs against Jammu & Kashmir at ACA Stadium in Baraspara. Nagaland’s opening batter Kiran Navgire, who has had a fantastic start to the tournament, continued to blow hot as she top scored with 47 runs off 28 balls. On the other hand, for Jammu & Kashmir, Sarla Devi was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 2-7 in four overs. In reply, Jammu & Kashmir were restricted to 6-93 in 20 overs as they fell short of 32 runs. It was Sarla Devi again with the bat as she top scored with 30 runs off 38 balls while for Nagaland, Elina, PN Khemnar, Talirenla, and Gautami Naik chipped in with one wicket apiece.

• Nagaland: 125/4 (20)
Kiran Navgire: 47 (28)
PN Khemnar: 34 (34)
Sarla Devi: 2 Wickets

• Jammu & Kashmir: 93/6 (20)
Sarla Devi: 30 (38)
Rubia Syed: 17 (16)
Elina: 1 Wicket
PN Khemnar: 1 Wicket
Talirenla: 1 Wicket
Gautami Naik: 1 Wicket

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Result: Nagaland Won by 32 Runs

Assam beat Saurashtra by 19 runs

In a low scoring contest, Assam beat Saurashtra by 19 runs at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. Batting first, Assam piled up 5-106 in 20 overs, thanks to their opening batter Gayatri Gurung, who starred with the bat mustering 32 runs off 46 balls. RB Dbhi and N Chavda were the wicket-takers for Saurashtra as they claimed two wickets each. In reply, Saurashtra fought hard, however were reduced to 9-87 in 20 overs, losing the match by 19 runs. Wicket-keeper bat Riddhi Ruparel top scored with 17 runs off 19 balls while for Assam Monikha Das and Mousumi Narah wreaked havoc with the ball picking up two wickets apiece.

• Assam: 106/5 (20)
Gayatri Gurung: 32 (46)
Monikha Das: 30 (33)
RB Dabhi: 2 Wickets
N Chavda: 2 Wickets

• Saurashtra: 87/9 (20)
Riddhi Ruparel: 17 (19)
Jayu Jadeja: 16 (31)
Monikha Das: 2 Wickets
Mousumi Narah: 2 Wickets

Result: Assam Won by 19 Runs

Jharkhand beat Tamil Nadu by 8 wickets

Jharkhand registered a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Tamil Nadu at the Greenfield Stadium. Batting first, Tamil Nadu could only manage to score 8-100 in 20 overs. Tamil Nadu’s skipper MD Thirushkamini played well for her unbeaten 58 off 54 balls however she kept losing partners at regular intervals. Nidhi B was the pick of the bowlers for Jharkhand as she struck with 3-23 in four overs. In reply, Jharkhand completed the formalities in 18 overs, winning the match by eight wickets. Opening batter Mamtha Kanojia set the tone for the run chase with a brilliant 48 not out off 56 balls. On the other hand for Tamil Nadu, SB Keerthana and A Eloksi were the wicket-takers as they picked up one wicket each.

• Tamil Nadu: 100/8 (20)

MD Thirushkamini: 58* (54)
Arshi Choudhary: 26 (39)
Nidhi B: 3 Wickets

• Jharkhand: 101/2 (18)
Mamtha Kanojia: 48* (56)
Ashwani: 17 (20)
SB Keerthana: 1 Wicket
A Eloksi: 1 Wicket

Result: Jharkhand Won by 8 Wickets

Andhra Pradesh beat Maharashtra by 41 runs

Andhra Pradesh got the better of Maharashtra at the Siechem Stadium as the former handed a 41-run defeat to the latter. Batting first, Andhra Pradesh posted a competitive score of 6-136 in 20 overs, thanks to their opening batter N Anusha who top scored with 38 runs off 31 balls. For Maharashtra, MD Sonawane starred with the ball as she claimed 4-32 in four overs. In reply, Maharashtra were restricted to 9-95 in 20 overs as they fell shy of 41 runs. Tejal Hasabnis’ 39 went in vain as her team failed to cross the line. On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh’s Saranya Gadwal wreaked havoc with the ball as she bagged 5-15 in four overs.

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• Andhra: 136/6 (20)
N Anusha: 38 (31)
CH Jhansi Lakshmi: 29 (28)
MD Sonawane: 4 Wickets

• Maharashtra: 95/9 (20)
Tejal Hasabnis: 39 (43)
Devika Vaidya: 20 (24)
Saranya Gadwal: 5 Wickets

Result: Andhra Won by 41 Runs

Goa beat Gujarat by 4 wickets

In a nail-biting thriller, Goa chased down 104 on the penultimate ball against Gujarat at the IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, PCA. Batting first, Gujarat scored 7-103 in 20 overs with opening batter Simran top-scoring with 44-ball 45. On the other hand for Goa, captain Shikha Pandey and Poorva Bhaidkar starred with the ball as they clinched two wickets each. In reply, Goa achieved the target in 19.5 overs to win the match by four wickets. It was Shikha Pandey again with the bat for Goa as she top-scored with 22 runs off 23 balls while for Gujarat, Renuka Chaudhari was the pick of the bowlers as she accounted for 3-23 in four overs.

• Gujarat: 103/7 (20)
Simran: 45 (44)
Bhavana Goplani: 15 (24)
Shikha Pandey: 2 Wickets
Poorva Bhaidkar: 2 Wickets

• Goa: 104/6 (19.5)
Shikha Pandey: 22 (23)
Renuka Chaudhari: 3 Wickets

Result: Goa Won by 4 Wickets

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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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