The Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024 got underway on 4th January and witnessed high-scoring affairs, spectacular batting and bowling performances coupled with absolute thrillers and upsets with one-sided matches making headlines.
For the uninitiated, the high-profile List-A tournament features 37 teams participating and they are split across 6 groups. Today (i.e.) 6th January’s matches were no different as there are a lot of talking points and takeaways.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024: Here’s how Day 2 unfolded
An unfortunate and unavoidable pattern emerged in matches of Group A that were happening in Puducherry, which was washed out because of the torrential rains that played spoilsport. Each of the teams shared a point in the points table.
Chandigarh vs Railways- Match Abandoned
Manipur vs Odisha- Match Abandoned
Madhya Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu- Match Abandoned
Assam vs Saurashtra- Match Abandoned
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha- Vidarbha Won by 3 Runs
Vidarbha kept the winning momentum alive as they eked out a three-run win versus Jharkhand in a well-contested match at the KIIT Cricket Stadium. Batting first, Vidarbha was all out for 109 as only Bharti Fulmai stood out with her knock of 54, as Jharkhand had Durga Murmu strike with four wickets.
In reply, Jharkhand looked solid in their run chase of the total but the regular fall of wickets coupled with a lack of partnerships caused them to falter. For Vidarbha, it was Vaishnavi Khandkar who was brilliant with her four wickets and the rest of the bowling was stellar to pull off a memorable win.
Gujarat vs Mizoram- Gujarat Won by 116 Runs
Gujarat sealed a formidable win versus Mizoram at the MGM School of Sports. Opting to bat first, Gujarat amassed 211 as Sanchita S Changlani’s 83 was the game-changing knock. Mizoram had Rin Mawii and Tarang Jha star with a fifer and four wickets respectively.
Although their bowling performance was good, Mizoram struggled with the bat and was out for 95 as none of the batters were able to deliver, handing Gujarat a 116-run win.
Pondicherry vs Karnataka- Pondicherry Won by 35 Runs
Pondicherry stunned the cricketing fraternity with a surprise win against Karnataka at Barbati Stadium. Pondicherry won the toss and decided to bat first. Scoring 210/9, it was S A Lonkar’s 72 and E Kavisha’s 46 that stood out and made the difference.
Karnataka had a rather forgettable outing with the bat as they were skittled for 175 with no batter barring Roshni Kiran and Veda Krishnamurthy coming to the party but it was Asha S’ fifer that was spectacular to witness.
Bihar vs Tripura- Tripura Won by 19 Runs
Bihar was handed a reality check as Tripura outdid them by 19 runs at the Ravenshaw University Ground 1. Tripura won the toss and chose to bat first posting a challenging total of 186 as S H Chakraborty scored a wily 49 and Reshma Nayak’s 33 provided the finishing touches. Bihar however faced challenges chasing down the total as they were dismissed for 167 with only Prity’s knock of 47 being the shining grace with the rest of the batting unable to capitalise on the starts they secured leading to the collapse and eventual loss by 19 runs.
Goa vs Jammu and Kashmir- Goa Won by 9 Wickets
Goa brought up their second win of the tournament as they skittled J & K for 38 in 17 overs as Nikita, Poorva Bhaidkar, Tarannum Pathan and Priyanka with skipper Shikha Pandey dismantled their batting. Goa eventually chased down the total with Shrey top scoring with a knock 27* to seal the deal.
Haryana vs Meghalaya- Haryana Won by 227 runs
Haryana muscled to a massive win versus Meghalaya at the Sports Hub International Cricket Stadium in Trivandrum. Opting to bat first, Haryana won the toss and elected to bat first and they scored 280/8 with Tanisha Ohlan’s 106 being a stellar knock.
In return, they bowled out Meghalaya for 53 as Amandeep Kaur scalped three with Priyanka Sharma, Sheetal Rana and Suman Galia pocketing two respectively to cap off a good performance.
Maharashtra vs Uttar Pradesh- Maharashtra Won by 3 Wickets (VJD Method)
In what was an interesting encounter that could have seen another result, the VJD method came in for the Maharashtra versus Uttar Pradesh match at the KCA Cricket Ground in Mangalapuram. UP won the toss and opted to bat first scoring a tepid 196/9 on the board.
Shipra Giri and Arushi with their knocks of 34 and 32 respectively besides Anjali Singh’s run a ball of 58 stood out while the rest of the batting did not have a field day. In return, Maharashtra lost early wickets and although Kiran Navgire scored 41 and wily knocks came in from the rest of the batters, on the grounds of the VJD method Maharashtra was declared winners for being above the par score.
Arunachal Pradesh vs Bengal- Bengal Won by 308 Runs
In a heavily one-sided contest at the Airforce Complex Ground, Palam II- Bengal won the toss and elected to bat first. They piled on heavily on the Arunachal Pradesh bowlers mounting a total of 351/2 as Dhara Gujjar’s 142 and Kashish Agarwal’s 141 ensured that no stone was left unturned in what was a stellar batting display rendering their bowling ineffective.
In return, Arunachal Pradesh was skittled for 43 in 24.3 overs as Sasthi Mondal scalped three wickets even as the other bowlers chipped in to seal the win.
Hyderabad vs Punjab- Punjab Won by 3 Wickets
In what was an upset, Punjab pulled off a remarkable win versus Hyderabad by three wickets in a thriller of a match at the Jamia Milia Islamia Ground. Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first in what was not their best batting outing as they were out for 107 and Punjab was brilliant with the ball.
Nonetheless, credit should go to Hyderabad for keeping themselves in the hunting for a win thanks to Ishitha Koduri’s three wickets and the other bowlers who pushed all levers of Punjab however, it was Neelam Bisht’s knock of 21 that guided them safely home.
Chhattisgarh vs Mumbai- Chhattisgarh Won By 4 Wickets
In another upset of the day, Chhattisgarh stole the limelight with a fascinating win against the very dominant Mumbai. Chhattisgarh won the toss and elected to field at the St Stephen’s Ground.
Restricting Mumbai to a lowly 177/9 it was Urmila Harina’s three wickets that were brilliant. Chhattisgarh, in return, chased down the total in 49.3 overs as Srishti Sharma scored 54 with Kriti Gupta chipping in with a handy 57 that sealed this win.
Delhi vs Nagaland- Delhi Won by 400 Runs
Delhi wrote their names in the history books after registering a mammoth 400-run victory over Nagaland at the MECON Stadium in Ranchi. Delhi won the toss and decided to bat first without hesitation. Thumping the Nagaland bowling, it was Shweta Sehrawat who scored a career-best 242 off just 150 balls coupled with Pratika’s 101, and Tanisha Singh’s 67 that ensured a total this big was posted.
In return, Delhi skittled Nagaland for 55 in 24.4 overs as the trio of Paruniks Sisodia, Madhu and Priya Mishra took three wickets apiece to break the back of Nagaland’s batting.
Himachal Pradesh vs Sikkim- Himachal Pradesh Won by 9 Wickets
Himachal Pradesh signed off their Day 2 match with a fine win against Sikkim at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. Sikkim won the toss and decided to bat first scoring 157/6 in their fifty overs quota. Himachal Pradesh in return chased down the total in 24.3 overs as Monika P Devi’s 85 and Neena M Chaudhary’a 53 sealed the deal.
Andhra Pradesh vs Baroda- Andhra Won by 4 Wickets
In another closely contested encounter, Andhra Pradesh overcame nerves to hand Baroda a loss by 4 wickets at the JSCA Oval Ground. Baroda’s 233 was in a comfortable position, thanks to handy knocks of 49 by Dharti, Nidhi Dhamuniya’s 44 and a crucial 75 by skipper Radha Yadav.
However, chasing 233, Andhra nailed the total in 49.4 overs as M Durga top scored with 51 with vital contributions of N Ansuha, E Padmaja, Saranya Gadwal and N R Shree Charani wrapping up the win.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024 – Top Run-Getters on Day 2
Shweta Sehrawat on account of her brilliant knock of 242 sealed the top position of the batting charts. Then there is Kashish Agarwal with 203 runs, V Sneha Deepthi with 175 runs, Shrey with 166 and Dhara Gujjar with 163 runs who have been shoring up the batting charts with consistent displays.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024 – Top Wicket-Getters on Day 2
In the bowling charts, impressively sealing a top spot is Asha S with 8 wickets followed by Rin Mawii with 7 wickets and P Naik, Reshma Nayak and Sahana S Pawar with 5 wickets respectively, who have been exemplary for their teams so far.
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