The Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024, Day 5 witnessed some interesting matches with international stars from the Indian team featuring in their respective domestic teams.
Here’s how Day 5 unfolded for Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2024:
Assam vs Chandigarh- Assam Won by 4 Wickets
Replicating the form of the senior men’s team, Assam scripted an iconic win versus Chandigarh at the CAP Ground 3 in Puducherry. Opting to bat first on an interesting surface, Chandigarh had Shivi Pandey score 88 with skipper Aaradhana D Bisht chipping in with 49 and with wicket-keeper Shivangi giving final touches, they ended with 183/3 in their 50 overs.
In return, Assam never really got going as they lost a lot of wickets early on but with the composed knocks of 41 and 43 coming from Rashmi Dey and Ruhina Pegu, it was Jimtimani Kalita’s 41 that sealed the deal for Assam in 48.2 overs.
Madhya Pradesh vs Railways- Railways Won by 2 Wickets
In another closely contested match that could have gone either way, Railways pulled off a 2 wicket win in a thriller. Restricting Madhya Pradesh to 136/9, Anushka Sharma scored 32 while Poonam Khmenar scored 44 yet the other batters did not deliver leading to a below-par total. Railways’ Tanuja P Kanwer, Rajeshwari, Poonam Yadav and Sneh Rana each scalped two wickets each.
Off to a tricky run chase losing Nuzhat Parween, C H Jhansi Lakshmi and the middle order, it was Simran Dil Bahadur’s 23, Sneh Rana’s 22 and the late flourish of 44 by Tanuja P Kanwer sealed the deal in 49.3 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Manipur- Tamil Nadu Won by 148 runs
Extending their supremacy, Tamil Nadu scripted a brilliant 148-run victory against Manipur at the CAP Ground 2 in Puducherry. TN scored 269/6 in their first essay as M D Thirushkamini and G Kamalini scored knocks of 62 and 91 respectively which set the perfect platform and with Niranjana Nagarajan’s 37 and skipper S Anusha’s counter-attacking 41, a big total was set.
In reply, Manipur slipped to 121 all out as none of the batters could convert their starts or lay down any partnerships that handed TN a massive 148-run victory.
Odisha vs Saurashtra- Odisha Won by 4 Wickets
In the Saurashtra versus Odisha at the CAP Ground 4 in Puducherry, Odisha pulled off a four-wicket win. Opting to bat first on winning the toss, Saurashtra was all out for 101 with only Riddhi Ruparel scoring 30 and no other batter scoring noteworthy cameos.
Odisha had Rameshwari Nail and Priyanka Priyadarshini scalping three wickets apiece and they were able to chase down the total without much hassle as Sarita Meher’s knock of 43 led the way. N Chavda of Saurashtra had a field day with three wickets and N Oza scalped two wickets.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand- Karnataka Won by 17 Runs
Karnataka kept up their winning momentum with a resounding 17-run victory sealed against Jharkhand at the Ravenshaw University Ground 1. Choosing to bat first, Karnataka put up a formidable 265/8 on the board as Roshni Kiran scored a brilliant 75 and with Niki Prasad’s 50 and Mithila Vinod’s 57; Karnataka looked in good stead.
Jharkhand had Devyani scalp three wickets with Shanti Kumari also pocketing two wickets. In reply, Jharkhand lost their early-order batters but with Ritu scoring a crucial knock of 82 and Khushbu Kumari’s 40, they were in the game. Post their dismissals, the lack of partnerships meant Karnataka eked out a 17-run win, dismissing Jharkhand all out for 248.
Gujarat vs Tripura- Tripura Won by 45 Runs
Tripura continued their impressive vein of form with a 45-run win against Gujarat at the MGM School Of Sports. Tripura won the toss and elected to bat first, had Mouchaity Debnath’s 59 and M R Dey’s 51 ensuring 183 on the board. Gujarat’s Renuka Chaudhari and Krishna D Patel stood out with four and three wickets respectively.
In the run chase although Renuka Chaudhari scored 49 but with Bhavana Goplani and Sanchita S Changlani not scoring beyond their knocks of 18 and 22, wickets tumbled and the match was out of their reach to win. This meant Tripura registered a 45-run win.
Bihar vs Vidarbha- Vidarbha Won by 119 Runs
In a low-scoring affair, Vidarbha registered a massive 119-run victory at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Vidarbha posted 194 with a one-sided batting effort from B S Fulmali of 82 driving them to a fighting total and with Kanchan Nagwani’s 37, there was a competitive total on the cards.
Rachna Singh’s fifer was brilliant for Bihar and in the runchase, besides Apurav’s 20 none of the other batters got to double-digit scores which meant they lost by 119 runs to Vidarbha. Komal Zanzad scalped three wickets, and Mansi Borikar took two to cap off a comprehensive bowling effort.
Mizoram vs Pondicherry- Pondicherry Won by 207 Runs
In the Mizoram vs Pondicherry match at the KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Pondicherry registered a fruitful 207-run win. Batting first, Pondicherry made 338/7 with knocks of 79 from Yuvashri, 34 from E Kavisha, Sonal scoring a big century of 126 and Asha S capping off the proceedings with 62.
For Mizoram, Tarang Jha stood out with three wickets, Rin Mawii with two wickets and Mamta Rai played a good supporting act. Mizoram, then folded for 131 as Shweta, the skipper made 49 but none of the other batters took responsibility which meant Pondicherry ran home with a 207-run victory.
Rajasthan vs Uttar Pradesh- Rajasthan Won by 6 Wickets
In a pulsating contest at the Sports Hub International Cricket Stadium, Rajasthan cruised to a six-wicket win. Batting first, Uttar Pradesh could muster only 187/6 on the board as Shipra Giri top scored with 81 and the rest of the batters not scoring more than 30 runs which meant a low total to defend.
Rajasthan’s S S Kalal coupled with the bowlers other did a splendid job of restricting UP. In return, it was the calm and calculated knocks of S R Jat and A D Garg who scored a similar 59, coupled with a powerful 28 from T B Vaishnav that paved the way for a famous six-wicket win for Rajasthan.
Haryana vs Jammu and Kashmir- Haryana Won by 87 Runs
In the Haryana vs Jammu and Kashmir match at St Xavier’s KCA Cricket Ground in Trivandrum- Haryana won by 87 runs. Opting to bat first, Haryana mounted 217/8 with Bhawna Ohlan’s 34, Tanisha Ohlan’s 36 and skipper Sheetal Rana’s 47 setting the platform.
In the run-chase, J & K had Rubia Syed give a good start with her 66 yet with none of the other batters contributing- the match was done and dusted as Haryana won by 87 runs with Priyanka Sharma scalping three wickets being the shining light.
Maharashtra vs Meghalaya- Maharashtra Won by 8 Wickets
In another low-scoring encounter, Maharashtra defeated Meghalaya by 8 wickets. Skittling Meghalaya for 48 in 16.2 overs as S A Porkharkar scalped five wickets with Aarati S Kedar and A A Patil took two; Meghalaya looked listless. In reply, Maharashtra chased down the total led by K P Navgire who top-scored with an attacking 38 off 18 to wrap up the proceedings.
Punjab vs Uttarakhand- Uttarakhand Won by 99 Runs
Uttarakhand registered an imperative victory versus Punjab at the Airforce Complex Ground, Palam II in New Delhi. Punjab won the toss and elected to field first. Uttarakhand batting first scored 196/8 with star batter and former India international Punam Raut scoring 82 and with Kanchan Parihar scoring 69, none of the other batters were able to cross the double-digit mark.
Priya Kumari and Amanjot Kaur picked up three and four wickets respectively and looked their attacking best. In the subsequent run chase, with the openers and middle order dismissed cheaply, none of the other batters were able to come to the fore which meant Uttarakhand sealed a remarkable 99-run win.
Bengal vs Chhattisgarh- Bengal Won by 5 Wickets
Bengal continued their winning streak with a clinical win against Chhattisgarh at the St. Stephen’s Ground, New Delhi. Interestingly, Bengal won the toss and elected to field first. Restricting Chhattisgarh to 179, Srishti Sharma top-scored with an anchoring knock of 72 and with Manpreet Kaur and Kriti Gupta’s late blitz, it was game on.
Bengal in their run chase had Deepti Sharma to open the proceedings and with her knock of 42 setting the tone, eventually, it was Sasthi Mondal, Richa Ghosh and Dhara Gujjar’s knocks that helped them chase down the total in 40.5 overs.
Arunachal Pradesh vs Hyderabad- Hyderabad won by 10 Wickets
In the low-scoring one-sided affair, Hyderabad swept the match away with a 10-wicket win at the Jamia Milia Islamia in New Delhi. Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field first. Bowling Arunachal put for a paltry 34 with none of the batters showing any restrain with Vellore Mahesh Kavya scalping six mega wickets and Ishitha Kduri taking three. Hyderabad chased down the total with Trisha Poojitha’s 31 leading the way for a 10-wicket win.
Baroda vs Himachal Pradesh- Baroda Won by 34 Runs
In the Baroda versus Himachal Pradesh match at the JSCA Oval Ground in Ranchi. Baroda won the toss and elected to bat. Scoring 245/7 in their 50 overs, Amrita Joseph’s 104 and Nidhi Dhamuniya’s 48 came to the fore despite Himachal Pradesh’s collective bowling effort.
In reply, Himachal Pradesh lost a lot of early wickets which halted their pursuit of the required runs however Sushma Verma’s 85 was the only solid knock as the rest of the batters who got starts were unable to capitalise saw them lose to Baroda by 34 runs.
Nagaland vs Sikkim- Nagaland Won by 69 Runs
Nagaland registered a comfortable 69-run win against Sikkim at the MECON Stadium, Ranchi. Opting to bat first, Nagaland posted a commendable 260/1 as Yashi Pandey stood out with a brilliant 146 and with S K Raut chipping in with 79, a stiff target was always on the cards.
Sikkim was off to a brisk start but after the openers were dismissed even though Nandika and Purni Maya Guruny scored 41 and 39 respectively, they were dismissed for 191 in their 49 overs ordeal, slipping to a 69-run loss.
Delhi vs Kerala- Delhi Won by 105 Runs
Delhi had a lot of positives to take away from their 105-run win versus Kerala at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first. Making most of the conditions, Priya Punia and Shweta Sehrawat ensured a dream start with their knocks of 72 and 77. With Pratika’s 55 and Laxmi Yadav’s 39, Delhi posted a massive 272/7 in their 50 overs.
Kerala’s Vinaya stood out with 4 wickets and had Minnu Mani support her with two wickets. In the run chase that followed, Vaishna MP scored 30 and with none of the other batters coming to the party, Kerala was handed a 105-run loss. Delhi once had the leggie Priya Mishra do most of the damage with four wickets and was ably supported by the rest of her teammates.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2023 – Top Run-Getters
Shweta Sehrawat continues to retain her top spot with 354 runs, followed by Chitra Singh Jamwal (268 runs), Yuvashri (245 runs), Tanisha Singh (240 runs) and Kashish Agawrwal (234 runs) occupying the next four positions.
Senior Women’s One Day Trophy 2023 – Top Wicket-Getters
Asha S who has had a breakout season is at the top of the list with 15 wickets, followed by Tarang Jha (14 wickets), Priya Mishra (13 wickets), Vinaya (13 wickets) and Krishna D Patel (13 wickets) respectively.