Day 5: Sushma Verma, Shweta, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sushma Verma emerge Top Performers

Day 5 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 12 matches that were played in the morning.


Day 5: Sushma Verma, Shweta, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sushma Verma emerge Top Performers
Day 5: Sushma Verma, Shweta, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sushma Verma emerge Top Performers

Mizoram beat Arunachal Pradesh by 38 runs

Riding on Shweta’s delectable 92 off 59 balls, Mizoram posted 6-138 against Arunachal Pradesh at the Amingaon Cricket Ground. In reply, Arunachal Pradesh were restricted to 5-100 in 20 overs as they lost the match by 38 runs. Megha Sharma top scored with 31 not out off 26 balls. With the ball, while Mai Mekh and Shivi Yadav starred for Arunachal Pradesh with 2-28 and 2-18 respectively, for Mizoram Taranja Jha was the pick of the bowlers as she struck with 2-21.

· Mizoram: 138/6 (20)

Shweta: 92 (59)

Shivi Yadav: 2 Wickets

Mai Mekh: 2 Wickets

· Arunachal Pradesh: 100/5 (20)

Megha Sharma: 31* (26)

Tarang Jha: 2 Wickets

Result: Mizoram Won by 38 runs

Jharkhand beat Chhattisgarh by 9 wickets

In a low-scoring contest, Jharkhand beat Chhattisgarh by nine wickets at the Greenfield Stadium. Batting first, Chhattisgarh scored a paltry 9-56 in 20 overs. Manpreet Kaur top-scored with 13 runs off 29 balls. On the other hand, Jharkhand’s Shanti Kumari and Nidhi B rattled the opposition picking up 2-9 in four overs and 2-9 in three overs respectively. In reply, Jharkhand completed the formalities in 12.4 overs, thanks to Mamtha Kanojia and Durga Murmu who mustered 27 runs each. Jharkhand lost just the one wicket which was a runout.

· Chhattisgarh: 56/9 (20)

Manpreet Kaur: 13 (29)

Shanti Kumari: 2 Wickets

Nidhi B: 2 Wickets

· Jharkhand: 57/1 (12.4)

Mamtha Kanojia: 27* (35)

Durga Murmu: 27* (35)

Result: Jharkhand Won by 9 Wickets

Gujarat beat Uttarakhand by 8 wickets

Chasing 85 runs in 20 overs against Uttarakhand, Gujarat completed the formalities in 14.4 overs with eight wickets in hand at the IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, PCA. Batting first, Uttarakhand posted 8-84 in 20 overs, thanks to Reena Jindal, who top scored with run a ball 26. On the other hand, for Gujarat, Renuka Chaudhari was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 3-14 in four overs. Riding on a 56-run opening stand between Simran (34 runs off 27 balls) and Sarvi (32 runs off 45 balls), Gujarat started the run chase on a positive note. With the ball, for Uttarakhand, it was again Reena Jindal who stood out with her 2-16 in three overs.

· Uttarakhand: 84/8 (20)

Reena Jindal: 26 (26)

Renuka Chaudhari: 3 Wickets

· Gujarat: 88/2 (14.4)

Simran: 34 (27)

Reena Jindal: 2 Wickets

Result: Gujarat Won by 8 Wickets

Bengal beat Assam by 8 wickets

Batting first, Assam were reduced to 8-70 in 20 overs by Bengal at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. Gayatri Gurung and Monikha Das scored 15 runs each, while for Bengal, Tithi Das starred with the ball as she picked up 2-6 in three overs. In reply, Bengal chased down the target in 15.4 overs, thanks to Deepti Sharma who top scored with 35 runs off 45 balls. For Assam, Mousumi Narah and apori Gogoi were the wicket-takers as they chipped in with one wicket each.

· Assam: 70/8 (20)

Gayatri Gurung: 15 (28)

Monikha Das: 15 (21)

Tithi Das: 2 Wickets

· Bengal: 71/2 (15.4)

Deepti Sharma: 35 (45)

Mousumi Narah: 1 Wicket

Papori Gogoi: 1 Wicket

Result: Bengal Won by 8 Wickets

Odisha beat Tripura by 7 wickets

Odisha got the better of Tripura at the St. Xavier’s KCA Cricket Ground as the former chased down 86 runs against the latter. Batting first, Tripura were bundled out for 85 in 19.2 overs as Sujata Malik, Rameswari Naik and Sushree Dibyadarshini wreaked havoc with the ball picking up two wickets apiece. In reply, Odisha achieved the target in 19 overs, winning the match by seven wickets. While MK Rabidas top scored for Tripura with 26 runs off 28 balls, for Odisha it was Madhuri Meheta who led the run chase with a 36-ball 28. With the ball, for Tripura it was AB Das who stood out with her 2-11 in four overs.

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· Tripura: 85/10 (19.2)

MK Rabidas: 26 (28)

Sujata Malik: 2 Wickets

Rameswari Naik: 2 Wickets

Sushree Dibyadarshini: 2 Wickets

· Odisha: 71/2 (15.4)

Madhuri Meheta: 28 (36)

AB Das: 2 Wickets

Result: Odisha Won by 7 Wickets

Jammu & Kashmir beat Sikkim by 8 wickets

Jammu & Kashmir registered an eight wicket win over Sikkim as they chased down 68 runs in 15.3 overs at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara. Batting first, Sikkim posted 7-67 in 20 overs, with Purni Maya Guruny top scoring with 19 runs off 31 balls. On the other hand, for Jammu & Kashmir, Sarla Devi led the bowling attack with 3-17 in four overs. In reply, Jammu & Kashmir, riding on Sarla Devi’s 24 off 49 balls completed the formalities. For Sikkim, Manizha Mumtaz was the lone wicket-taker as she claimed 1-9 in two overs.

· Sikkim: 67/7 (20)

Purni Maya Guruny: 19 (31)

Sarla Devi: 3 Wickets

· Jammu & Kashmir: 73/2 (15.3)

Sarla Devi: 24 (49)

Manizha Mumtaz: 1 Wicket

Result: Jammu & Kashmir Won by 8 Wickets

Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by 7 wickets

G Trisha’s half-century went in vain as Hyderabad failed to defend 113 in 20 overs against Rajasthan at the CAP Ground 3. SR Jat led the run chase for Rajasthan as she mustered 45 runs off 48 balls. SP Kumawat too played her part as she registered an unbeaten 33 off 38 balls. Rajasthan achieved the target in 19.2 overs. With the ball, for Hyderabad, Bhogi Shravani, Ishitha Koduri and Vanka Pooja picked up one wicket each while for Rajasthan, SL Meena and SS Kalal struck with two wickets apiece.

· Hyderabad: 113/6 (20)

G Trisha: 50 (54)

SL Meena: 2 Wickets

SS Kalal: 2 Wickets

· Rajasthan: 114/3 (19.2)

SR Jat: 45 (48)

Bhogi Shravani: 1 Wicket

Ishitha Koduri: 1 Wicket

Vanka Pooja: 1 Wicket

Result: Rajasthan Won by 7 Wickets

Himachal Pradesh beat Karnataka by 7 wickets

Karnataka’s horrid run in the tournament continued as they lost their third match on the trot when Himachal Pradesh handed them a crushing seven wicket defeat at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Ground C. Batting first, Karnataka posted 6-106 in 20 overs with S Shubha top scoring with 52-ball 49. On the other hand, for Himachal Pradesh, Sonal Thakur was the pick of the bowlers as she accounted for 2-26 in four overs. In reply, Himachal Pradesh crossed the line in 19.1 overs thanks to their captain Sushma Verma who muscled an unbeaten 52 off 45 balls. With the ball, for Karnataka, C Prathyusha stood out with her 3-10 in four overs.

· Karnataka: 106/6 (20)

S Shubha: 49 (52)

Sonal Thakur: 2 Wickets

· Himachal Pradesh: 109/3 (19.1)

Sushma Verma: 52* (45)

C Prathyusha: 3 Wickets

Result: Himachal Pradesh Won by 7 Wickets

Punjab beat Mumbai by 7 wickets

Jemimah Rodrigues’ 93 went in vain as Mumbai lost to Punjab by seven wickets at the JSCA Oval Ground. Batting first, Mumbai piled up 6-156 in 20 overs, thanks to their skipper Rodrigues who muscled a 54-ball 93. On the other hand, for Punjab, five of their seven bowlers used picked up one wicket each. In reply, Punjab, riding on twin half centuries from Taniya Bhatia (51 runs off 38 balls) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (57 not out off 36 balls) chased down the total in 17.4 overs. With the ball, for Mumbai, Fatima Jaffer and Prakashika Naik chipped in with one wicket each.

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· Mumbai: 156/6 (20)

Jemimah Rodrigues: 93 (54)

Komalpreet Kaur: 1 Wicket

Sunita Rani: 1 Wicket

Neelam Bisht: 1 Wicket

Harmanpreet Kaur: 1 Wicket

Kanika Ahuja: 1 Wicket

· Punjab: 160/3 (17.4)

Harmanpreet Kaur: 57* (36)

Taniya Bhatia: 51 (38)

Fatima Jaffer: 1 Wicket

Prakashika Naik: 1 Wicket

Result: Punjab Won by 7 Wickets

Madhya Pradesh beat Chandigarh by 14 runs

Batting first, Madhya Pradesh posted 6-121 in 20 overs against Chandigarh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Captain Pooja Vastrakar top scored with 39 runs off 35 balls. On the other hand, for Chandigarh, P Guleria was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 3-14 in three overs. In reply, Chandigarh were bowled out for 107 in 19.4 overs, losing the match by 14 runs. While Nikita Singh was the most successful bowler for Madhya Pradesh with 3-14 in 2.4 overs, captain Amanjot Kaur starred with the bat for Chandigarh muscling 23 runs off 18 balls.

· Madhya Pradesh: 121/6 (20)

Pooja Vastrakar: 39 (35)

P Guleria: 3 Wickets

· Chandigarh: 107/10 (19.4)

Amanjot Kaur: 23 (18)

Nikita Singh: 3 Wickets

Result: Madhya Pradesh Won by 14 Runs

Baroda beat Uttar Pradesh by 6 wickets

Baroda’s Yastika Bhatia guided her team to a six wicket win over Uttar Pradesh at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur. Batting first, Uttar Pradesh posted 8-120 in 20 overs and in reply, Baroda achieved the target in 19.4 overs. For Uttar Pradesh, Shipra Giri top scored with run a ball 36, while for Baroda, Bhatia led the charge with an unbeaten 72 off 62 balls. With the ball, for Uttar Pradesh, Rashi Kanojia was the pick of the bowlers as she struck with 2-22 in four overs, while for Baroda, it was their skipper, Radha Yadav who starred picking up 3-20 in four overs.

· Uttar Pradesh: 120/8 (20)

Shipra Giri: 36 (36)

Radha Yadav: 3 Wickets

· Baroda: 121/4 (19.4)

Yastika Bhatia: 72* (62)

Rashi Kanojia: 2 Wickets

Result: Baroda Won by 6 Wickets

Kerala beat Andhra by 4 wickets

Batting first, Andhra were bundled out for 99 in 19 overs against Kerala at the Siechem Stadium. N Anusha was the lone warrior in the fight for Andhra as she scored 45 runs off 46 balls. On the other hand, for Kerala, Mrudhula VS and Darsana Mohanan picked up two wickets each. In reply, Kerala chased down the total on the penultimate ball of the match. Akshaya A led the run chase with a steady 50 off 59 balls, while with the ball, for Andhra, E Padmaja, B Anusha and H Jhansi Lakshmi chipped in with one wicket apiece.

· Andhra: 99/10 (19)

N Anusha: 45 (46)

Mrudhula VS: 2 Wickets

Darsana Mohanan: 2 Wickets

· Kerala: 100/6 (19.5)

Akshaya A: 50 (59)

E Padmaja: 1 Wicket

B Anusha: 1 Wicket

CH Jhansi Lakshmi: 1 Wicket

Result: Kerala Won by 4 Wickets

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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