Maharashtra, Odisha and Railways enter the Semi-Finals

On April 30, three quarter-final matches of the senior women’s T20 league were played in Surat. Maharashtra took on Himachal Pradesh and Railways locked horns against Kerala in the morning while Haryana and Odisha clashed against each other in the evening. 


Maharashtra, Odisha and Railways enter the Semi-Finals
Maharashtra, Odisha and Railways enter the Semi-Finals

Maharashtra beat Himachal Pradesh by 9 wickets at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat

Maharashtra handed a crushing nine-wicket defeat to Himachal Pradesh as they chased down 101 runs with ease in the quarter-final of the senior women’s T20 league. Batting first, Himachal Pradesh posted 9-100 in 20 overs with Prachi Chauhan top-scoring with an unbeaten 41 off 47 balls. On the other hand for Maharashtra, leg spinner Devika Vaidya was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 3-18 in four overs. In reply, Maharashtra completed the formalities in 13.4 overs, riding on captain Smriti Mandhana’s 46 not out off 36 balls and wicket-keeper Shivali Shinde’s 40-ball 42. Nikita Chauhan was the lone wicket-taker for Himachal Pradesh.

  • Himachal Pradesh: 100/9 (20)

Prachi Chauhan: 41* (47)

Devika Vaidya: 3-18 (4)

  • Maharashtra: 102/1 (13.4)

Smriti Mandhana: 46* (36)

Shivali Shinde: 42 (40)

Nikita Chauhan: 1-21 (3.4)

Result: Maharashtra won by 9 Wickets

Railways beat Kerala by 71 runs at CK Pithawala Ground, Surat

Railways advanced to the semi finals of senior women’s T20 league as they beat Kerala by 71 runs. Batting first, Railways put together 6-166 in 20 overs. Dayalan Hemalatha starred with the bat as she muscled 64 runs off 37 balls while captain Sneh Rana played a cameo in the end smashing an unbeaten 39 off 21 balls. On the other hand for Kerala, Nithya Loordh, Minnu Mani, Darsana Mohanan and Sourabhya P were the wicket takers as they chipped in with one each. In reply, Kerala were restricted to 9-95 in 20 overs as Asha S wreaked havoc with the ball picking up 3-19 in four overs. Sajana S was the lone warrior in the fight for Kerala as she top scored with 25 runs off 29 balls.

  • Railways: 166/6 (20)
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Dayalan Hemalatha: 64 (37)

Sneh Rana: 39* (21)

Nithya Loordh: 1-22 (4)

Sourabhya P: 1-17 (2)

  • Kerala: 95/9 (20)

Sajana S: 25 (29)

Mrudhula VS: 20 (19)

Asha S: 3-19 (4)

Renuka Singh Thakur: 1-13 (3)

Result: Railways won by 71 Runs 

Odisha beat Haryana by 13 runs Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat

Odisha continued their dominance in the senior women’s T20 league as they beat Haryana by 13 runs in the quarter final. Batting first, Odisha piled up 6-151 in 20 overs, thanks to Madhuri Meheta, who starred with the bat, scoring 66 runs off 55 balls. On the other hand for Haryana, Mansi Joshi was the pick of the bowlers as she accounted for 2-18 in four overs. In reply, Haryana did not get off to the best of starts as they lost their captain and opening batter Shafali Verma (2 runs off 4 balls) cheaply. Suman Gulia (31 runs off 22 balls) and Reema Sisodia (27 runs off 18 balls) fought hard but in the end failed to take their side home. Sujata Mallik and Rasanara Parwin were the most successful bowlers for Odisha as they bagged two wickets apiece.

  • Odisha: 151/6 (20)

Madhuri Meheta: 66 (55)

Pragyan Mohanty: 30 (19)

Mansi Joshi: 2-18 (4)

Priyanka Sharma: 1-23 (4)

  • Haryana: 138/8 (20)

Suman Gulia: 31 (22)

Reema Sisodia: 27 (18)

Sujata Mallik: 2-20 (3)

Rasanara Parwin: 2-30 (4)

Result: Odisha won by 13 Runs

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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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