Jharkhand crumble from 130 for five to 167 all out
Railways Ladies 169 for 3 (Raut 59, Meghana 53) beat Jharkhand Ladies 167 all out (Roy 49, Rana 3-33, Singh 2-22) by seven wickets
Fifties from Punam Raut and Sabbhineni Meghana helped Railways carry the Ladies’s Senior One Day Trophy, after right-arm pacer Meghna Singh and offspinner Sneh Rana routed Jharkhand for 167 to set them up for a win within the remaining in Rajkot.
Jharkhand had been off to an honest begin earlier than Ekta Bisht utilized the brakes with Niral Rashmi’s wicket. Singh then struck in consecutive deliveries within the seventh over to take away Ritu Kumari and Radhey Sonia to go away them reeling at 30 for 3. It was Indrani Roy and Durga Murmu’s fourth-wicket partnership of 60 runs that then resurrected Jharkhand’s innings. Rana pinned Murmu in entrance to interrupt the partnership after which returned to have Roy stumped for 49. Jharkhand’s innings by no means noticed a carry following that, apart from captain Mani Niharika’s 39 off 59 balls, as Rana, Bisht and Poonam Yadav mixed to rattle the decrease order, bowling them out for 167 from 130 for five. Rana completed with three wickets, whereas Singh and Bisht picked two apiece.
Railways misplaced opener Nuzhat Parween for a duck however a robust second-wicket partnership between Meghana and Raut stored them on target within the chase. Raut, who’s coming off a superb kind for India within the current ODIs towards South Africa, adopted up her 69 not out in the semi-final towards Bengal with a carefully-crafted 59. Meghana, then again, was the aggressor within the partnership, making a 67-ball 53, which included six fours.
Ravinder Devyani eliminated each the set batters, however the remainder of the road up had solely 43 runs to chase in with 116 balls remaining after Meghana’s dismissal within the thirty first over. Rana made straightforward work of the goal together with her 22-ball 34 and Mona Meshram chipped in with a 34-ball 19 because the duo remained unbeaten to assist Railways cruise to a seven-wicket win.