The Women’s Senior One Day Tournament saw nine matches being played on Saturday. In this article, we will have a quick look at all nine fixtures.
Mumbai vs Madhya Pradesh
Mumbai took on Madhya Pradesh in round one of the Elite Group D. Batting first, Madhya Pradesh was all out for 136 in 48.2 overs. In reply, Mumbai chased down the target in 47.4 overs, with three wickets to spare. The top performers in the match were Salonee Dangore (41 runs) from Madhya Pradesh and Esha Oza (43 runs) from Mumbai.
Baroda vs Kerala
In the same group, Baroda locked horns with Kerala. Batting first, Kerala was done and dusted for 194 in 47.3 overs. In reply, Baroda overhauled the target in 49.4 overs, winning the match by two wickets. The top performers in the match were Sanjana S (32 runs) and Minnu Mani (3-33 in 9.4 overs) from Kerala and Amrita Joseph (54 runs), Tarannum Pathan (3-41 in 10 overs) and Kesha (3-41 in 9.3 overs) from Baroda.
Punjab vs Nagaland
The third match of the day in Elite Group D was played between Punjab and Nagaland. Nagaland was bowled out for a paltry 55 and Punjab achieved the target with ease, winning the match by 10 wickets. The top performers of the match were Komalpreet Kour (3-6 in 7 overs) and Ridhima Aggarwal (29 not out) from Punjab.
Karnataka vs Delhi
In the first round of Elite Group E, Karnataka and Delhi clashed against each other. Batting first, Delhi was all out for 184 and in reply, Karnataka chased down the target in 47.3 overs, winning the match by four wickets. The top performers in the match were Shweta Sehrawat (57 runs) and Lalita Sharma (3-25 in 10 overs) from Delhi and Divya Gnanananda (40 runs) and Chandu V (3-23 in 10 overs) from Karnataka.
Himachal Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu
In another match in Elite Group E, Himachal Pradesh took on Tamil Nadu. Batting first, Tamil Nadu scored 196-3 in 50 overs and bundled out Himachal Pradesh for 103 runs, winning the match by 93 runs. The top performers in the match were Arshi Choudhary (70 runs), Niranjana Nagarajan (52 runs and 3-15 in 7 overs), Nethra L (41 runs), K N Ramyashri (3-12 in 9 overs), and S B Keerthana (3-16 in 7 overs) from Tamil Nadu.
Vidarbha vs Meghalaya
In the same group, Vidarbha and Meghalaya locked horns with each other. Vidarbha was all out for 196 and then later in the day bundled out Meghalaya for a miserly 50, registering a mammoth 140-run win. The top performers in the match were B S Fulmali (72 runs), Vaishnavi Khandkar (54 runs) and N T Kohale (3-5 in 3.1 overs) from Vidarbha.
Pondicherry vs Manipur
In round two of Plate Group, Pondicherry took on Manipur. Manipur was reduced to 162-6 in 50 overs and in reply Pondicherry overhauled the target with ease, winning the match by six wickets. The top performers in the match were Rebika S (47 runs) and Linthoingambi Rajkumari (45 not out) from Manipur and Karuna Jain (45 not out) and Yuvashri (41 runs) from Pondicherry.
Jammu Kashmir vs Sikkim
Another match in the Plate Group was played between Jammu Kashmir and Sikkim. Batting first, riding on captain Sarika Koli’s century, Sikkim posted 188-9 in 50 overs. In reply, Jammu Kashmir’s skipper too struck a match-winning century to steer her team to a six-wicket win. The top performers in the match were Sarika Koli (112 not out) from Sikkim and Rubia Syed (102 not out) and Bismah Hassan (3-30 in 9 overs) from Jammu Kashmir.
Mizoram vs Arunachal Pradesh
In the same group, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh locked horns against each other. Batting first, Arunachal Pradesh was done and dusted for 83 and in reply, Mizoram chased the target in 23.4 overs, winning the match by seven wickets. The top performers in the match were Nabam Yapu (31 runs) from Arunachal Pradesh and Julie (34 not out) from Mizoram.
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