Mithali Raj-led Railways win Girls’s Senior One-Day Trophy for twelfth time after seven-wicket win over Jharkhand in remaining

Mithali Raj-led Railways win Girls’s Senior One-Day Trophy for twelfth time after seven-wicket win over Jharkhand in remaining

Rajkot: The formidable Indian Railways as soon as once more annexed the Girls’s Senior One-Day Trophy title with a crushing seven-wicket victory over Jharkhand within the remaining in Rajkot on Sunday.

Out of 14 editions of Nationwide One Dayers, Railways ladies have received 12 titles in as many appearances within the summit conflict, which is an affidavit to their dominance in ladies’s cricket.

Such was Railways’ management on the proceedings that they chased the paltry goal of 168 in solely 37 overs and while not having their greatest batter Raj to even come out from the cooler confines of the dressing room.

India worldwide Punam Raut’s affected person 59 off 94 balls laid the platform for all-rounder Sneh Rana to complete the sport in a jiffy, smashing 34 not out off 22 balls.

Other than her breezy knock, Rana was additionally probably the most profitable Railways bowler, taking 3 for 34 together with her helpful off-breaks.

It was a totally skilled efficiency in all departments from Railways after Jhakhand opted to bat.

As many as six Jharkhand batters could not cross the double figures whereas three could not even open their accounts.

Railways caught to their power as Raj deployed 5 spinners in her six-bowler assault.

The one medium pacer Meghna Singh (2/22 in 7 overs) supplied breakthroughs off successive deliveries within the seventh over dismissing Ritu Kumari (0) and Radhey Sonia (0).

Indrani Roy (49 off 77 balls), Jharkhand’s greatest batter within the tourney, wasn’t at her fluent greatest on the day as she might hit solely three boundaries.

Simply when she regarded set, Rana obtained her stumped by Staff India keeper Nuzhat Parween. Durga Murmu (31) and skipper Mani Niharika (39 not out) had been the opposite vital contributors for Jharkhand.

Jharkhand had been 130 for five at one stage on the thirty ninth over, wanting good for a complete nearer to 200 however they misplaced their final 5 wickets for 37 runs.

Out-of-favour left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht (2/33 in 7 overs) and out-of-form leg spinner Poonam Yadav (1/26 in 7 overs) additionally saved issues tight together with Rana and Swagatika Rath (1/28).

Whereas chasing, opener S Meghana (53 off 67 balls, 6x4s) and Raut (11x4s) added 107 runs for the second wicket in 25 overs. Whereas Meghana was extra attacking in her strokeplay, it allowed senior-pro Raut to play her pure recreation of grinding out the opposition.

Each had been dismissed in fast succession however Mona Meshram (19 not out) and Sneh added 45 runs in lower than seven overs to seal the deal. Rana hit 5 fours and a six whereas Meshram additionally obtained a most.

Temporary Scores

Jharkhand 167 all out in 50 overs (Indrani Roy 49 off 77 balls; Sneh Rana 3/33, Ekta Bisht 2/33, Poonam Yadav 1/26).

Railways 169/3 in 37 overs (Punam Raut 59 off 94 balls, S Meghana 53 off 67 balls, Sneh Rana 34 not out off 22 balls). Railways received by 7 wickets.

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