Maharashtra and Railways claim Finals berth beating Baroda and Odisha respectively

The two semi-finals of the senior women’s T20 league were played on May 2. In the first semi final, Maharashtra took on Baroda while in the second Railways locked horns against Odisha.

 

Maharashtra and Railways claim Finals berth beating Baroda and Odisha respectively
Maharashtra and Railways claim Finals berth beating Baroda and Odisha respectively

Maharashtra beat Baroda by 6 wickets at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat

Maharashtra handed a six wicket defeat to Baroda in the first semi final of the senior women’s T20 league as they chased down 122 in 19.1 overs. Batting first, Baroda posted a modest score of 7-121 in 20 overs. Yastika Bhatia top scored with a brilliant 71 off 45 balls. On the other hand, for Maharashtra, Utkarsha Pawar was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 3-21 in four overs. In reply, Shivali Shinde led the run chase for Maharashtra with a delightful 44 off 37 balls. Tejal Hasabnis too played her part by scoring 33 runs off 32 balls. With the ball for Baroda, Nancy Patel, Jaya Mohite, Tarannum Pathan and captain Radha Yadav chipped in with one wicket each.

  • Baroda: 121/7 (20)

Yastika Bhatia: 71 (45)
Jaya Mohite: 22 (22)
Utkarsha Pawar: 3-21 (4)
Mukta Magre: 2-32 (4)

  • Maharashtra: 125/4 (19.1)

Shivali Shinde: 44 (37)
Tejal Hasabnis: 33 (32)
Jaya Mohite: 1-12 (2.1)
Nancy Patel: 1-23 (4)

Result: Maharashtra won by 6 Wickets

Railways beat Odisha by 35 runs at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat

Riding on twin half centuries from Sabbhineni Meghana (84) and Nuzhat Parween (55 not out), Railways posted a competitive score of 2-159 in 20 overs against Odisha in the semi finals of senior women’s T20 league. For Odisha, Priyanka Priyadarshini was the lone wicket taker as she claimed 1-36 in four overs. In reply, Odisha fought hard, however, fell short of 35 runs in the end. Madhuri Meheta led the run chase with a 25-ball 35 and received good support from Sushree Dibyadarshini (29). However, Swagatika Rath and Tanuja Kanwer wreaked havoc with the ball as they scalped two wickets each to help Railways restrict Odisha to 7-124 in 20 overs.

  • Railways: 159/2 (20)
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Sabbhineni Meghana: 84 (63)
Nuzhat Parween: 55* (51)
Priyanka Priyadarshini: 1-36 (4)

  • Odisha: 124/7 (20)

Madhuri Meheta: 35 (25)
Sushree Dibyadarshini: 29 (33)
Swagatika Rath: 2-23 (4)
Tanuja Kanwer: 2-25 (4)

Result: Railways won by 35 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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