Bhakti Tamore (137*), Karuna Jain (95*) run riot against Mizoram

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It was a day of good batting performance as Pondicherry rode on Bhakti Tamore's (137 not out) and Karuna Jain's (95 not out) unbeaten knocks to thump Mizoram by 123 runs in a Plate encounter of the ongoing Senior Women's One-day Trophy on Thursday (March 5). In other Plate group matches, Meghalaya and Chandigarh won their respective encounters.

Batting first, it was all about Tamore and Jain's batting with the duo taking on the opposition bowlers all around the park stitching an unbeaten 206-run third-wicket stand as Pondicherry posted a mammoth 261 for the loss of two wickets. In reply, Mizoram were all out for 138 in 41.3 overs with Buley Ruchita top-scoring with 72. For Pondicherry, Divya Shanmugam (3/26) and Rebecca (2/17) fared with the ball well.

In another match at Puducherry, Saee Purandare continued her good form but missed on a well-deserved hundred by five runs. Yet again she anchored Meghalaya's innings to 220 for the loss of six wickets and was well supported by Vandana Mahajan who chipped in with a useful 51 runs and also picked up four wickets later to skittle Arunachal Pradesh for just 49 runs.

In the final match of the day, Nandani Sharma and Rajni Devi picked up four wickets each as Chandigarh bundled out Manipur for 66 runs. In reply, Chandigarh chased down the total with 23 overs to spare. It was Chandigarh's sixth win of the competition and are yet to taste defeat.

Brief scores:

Plate Group

Meghalaya 220/6 in 50 overs (Saee Purandare 95, Vandana Mahajan 51; Pebi Gara 2/35) beat Arunachal Pradesh 49 all out in 40.1 overs (Pooja Patel 12; Vandana Mahajan 4/5, Rebel 2/10) by 171 runs.

Pondicherry 261/2 in 50 overs (Bhakti Tamore 137*, Karuna Jain 95*; Apurwa Bhardwaj 1/54) beat Mizoram 138 all out in 41.3 overs (Buley Ruchita 72; Divya Shanmugam 3/26, Rebecca 2/17) by 123 runs.

Manipur 66 all out in 28.4 overs (Monica 24; Nandani Sharma 4/16, Rajni Devi 4/17) lost to Chandigarh 67/3 in 26.3 overs (Divya Sharma 22*, Manisha Badhan 16*; Chingkhei M 2/19) by seven wickets.