Day-7 RECAP | Senior Women's T20 League
Written By: Ritwika Dhar
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Maharashtra, Odisha, Railways, Baroda, and Mumbai topped their respective groups and directly qualified for the QFs. On the other hand, Kerala, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Goa ended in the 2nd spot in their respective Elite groups, and the table-topper of the Plate group Nagaland went through to the pre-quarters.
ELITE GROUP A
Maharashtra v Rajasthan
Rajasthan's total of 102/7 was chased by Maharashtra easily by 8 wickets. MH's Aarti Kedar pocketed 3 wickets. Whereas, Shivali Shinde (30 off 38), Tejal Hasabnis (39* off 34) played some important knocks in the chase. Smriti Mandhana’s poor form continued as she only managed to score 28 off 30 before she was dismissed at the non-striker’s end.
Andhra Pradesh v Meghalaya
Hima Bindu played a blinder of a knock of 82 off 44 including 10 fours and 4 sixes to take Andhra to 162/7. Deiphi was the pick of the bowlers with 3-26 for Meghalaya. But their batters were bundled out for just 51 runs and Andhra won the game by a huge margin of 111 runs. Sireesha took 3 wickets.
ELITE GROUP B
Tamil Nadu v Odisha
With the help of Sarita Meher's splendid knock of 61* off 51 and Pragyan Mohanty's 59 off 51, Odisha posted a total of 133/3 on the board. In response, S. Anusha's 55 off 43 went in vain as Tamil Nadu fell short by only 2 runs. Priyanka Priyadarshini starred in this thrilling victory with her spell of 4-24.
Bihar v Jharkhand
After restricting Bihar to 87/7, Jharkhand chased it easily by 9 wickets. Jharkhand’s Shanti Kumari scalped a 3-fer, whereas Ashwani top-scored with her 45 off 27 balls.
ELITE GROUP C
Railways v Madhya Pradesh
Railways cruised into the QFs by winning all 5 games of the group stage. Captain of Madhya Pradesh Pooja Vastrakar (44 off 32) led the batting alongside Neha Badwaik’s half-century (52 off 51) helping MP to put a competitive total of 124/6. In response, Railways chased it on the penultimate delivery. Captain Sneh Rana played an important knock of 36 off 23 to ensure Railways' victory before getting dismissed by Vastrakar.
Delhi v Karnataka
Delhi bowlers bowled out Karnataka on just 57 runs. Apart from C. Prathyusha (27 off 28) and Akanksha Kohli (10 off 20), no other batter couldn't even cross a single digit. Riti Tomar and Soni Yadav took 3 wickets each. Delhi chased it easily with 6 wickets in hand.
ELITE GROUP D
Vidarbha v Gujarat
Bharti Fulmali (48 off 32) and L. Inamdar’s (31 off 19) blistering knock helped Vidarbha to put up 131/5 on the board. Gujarat’s innings ended on 80/5. Anjali Patel top-scored with 32 (32).
Goa v Baroda
Goa had managed to win 4 in 4, but Baroda ended their winning run by beating them by 10 runs. Baroda in the 1st innings put up 136/7 on the board. Tarannum Pathan (44 off 40) and skipper Radha Yadav (33 off 23) played important knocks. In the chase, Shikha Pandey's lone effort of 46 off 36 went in vain as Goa fell short of 10 runs.
Elite Group E
Haryana v Assam
With the help of Mansi Joshi and Suman Gulia’s 2 wickets each, Haryana limited Assam’s total to 112/5. In Haryana’s chase, Shafali Verma’s 58 off 29 and Bhawna Ohlan’s quick-fire 31 off 17 saw them home as they beat Assam by 5 wickets. Haryana qualified for the pre-quarters.
Mumbai v Saurashtra
Mumbai bowlers restricted Saurashtra to 89/8 at the end of the 1st innings. Fatima Jaffer was the pick of the bowlers with 4-19. And Mumbai openers Simran Shaikh (46 off 27) and skipper Jemimah Rodrigues (35 off 18) showcased yet another blistering opening stand of 74 off 42 to win it for their team by 9 wickets. And Mumbai directly quailed for the quarterfinals. After being dropped from the World Cup squad, Jemimah Rodrigues made a strong case with the bat by accumulating 222 runs with a strike rate of 173 and led Mumbai from the front by winning 4 of the 5 games.
Manipur v Mizoram
After posting a 107/8 in the 1st innings, Manipur restricted Mizoram's innings to 87/7 and they won it by 19 runs.
Sikkim v Nagaland
After opting to bat first, Nagaland star-batter Kiran Navgire who is having a phenomenal season scored yet another half-century including 5 fours and sixes (57 off 36) for her team. Alemienla (31 off 42), Khemnar (43* off 24), and Gautami Naik (35* off 20) played some handy knocks to take Nagaland to 181/2. Navgire starred with the ball as well with her 4-16 as Sikkim’s innings ended on just 102/8. Nagaland won it by 79 runs and qualified for the pre-quarters.
Navgire is having a season like no other player has had before. She has amassed a total of 469 runs and taken 8 wickets including 1 century in the opening match and 3 fifties. Most runs, highest average, highest strike rate, highest individual score, most no. of sixes – Navgire has ticked all the boxes and made herself almost certain to be picked in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge that was announced yesterday.
Kerala v Hyderabad (Elite – A)
Hyderabad's disappointing batting performance continued as they succumbed to 99/5. Kerala in response put a combined batting effort and defeated Hyderabad by 8 wickets. Captain Sajana (32* off 28), Jincy George (36 off 37), and Minnu Mani (16* off 12) played important knocks to see Kerala home.
Chhattisgarh v Tripura (Elite – B)
Chhattisgarh’s target of 93 runs was chased by Tripura with one ball to spare and they won it by 3 wickets. Urmila Harina’s 3-17 for Chhattisgarh went in vain as AB Das with her 16* off 6 sealed the deal for Tripura.
Chandigarh v Himachal Pradesh (Elite – C)
With the help of Nikita Chauhan’s unbeaten half-century (52* off 35), Himachal Pradesh chased the target of 105 with 5.4 overs to spare and beat Chandigarh by 7 wickets.
Uttar Pradesh v Uttarakhand (Elite – D)
In the 1st innings, Uttar Pradesh put up 152/3 on the board. Captain Muskan Malik top-scored with 57 off 48. Shipra Giri (40 off 31) and Nishu Choudhary (29 off 22) also play good hands. And UP bowlers bundled out Uttarakhand on 44 to win by 108 runs.
Punjab v Bengal (Elite – E)
Bengal were already eliminated, but Punjab had the slightest of a chance to qualify for the pre-quarters. After electing to bat first, Bengal sent Richa Ghosh to open alongside Deepti Sharma. And Richa played a splendid knock of 75 off 52. A late flourish from captain Rumeli Dhar (40 off 29) and Tithi Das's bat (23* off 14) helped Bengal to post 173/4.
Bengal then produced an extraordinary performance with the ball as well. Saika Ishaque took the big wickets of Taniya Bhatia (35 off 20) and Harmanpreet Kaur (golden duck). Whereas, Jhumia Khatun scalped 4 wickets including a hat-trick. 17-year-old pacer Titas Sadhu also took a 3-fer to lead Bengal to a 43-run victory.
J & K v Arunachal Pradesh (Plate)
Bushra Ashraf (40 off 43) and Rubia Syed (57 off 41) made a 95-run stand to take J & K to 136/3. Arunachal Pradesh succumbed to just 100/9. Nadia Chowdhary’s 3-17 helped J & K to win it by 36 runs.