Meghana, Vrinda, Pathan shine as Railways, Karnataka and Baroda steal headline

Railways team celebrate a wicket. © BCCI

Belligerent centuries from S Meghana, D Vrinda and Tarannum Pathan headlined the first day of the elite group matches of the Senior One Day tournament on Sunday (October 31). 

Meghana smashed 142 runs, well supported by skipper Mithali Raj’s aggressive 87, helping Railways score 356 for four against Chandigarh. The latter were all out for 110, thanks to some clinical bowling performance from Raj’s teammates. 

Meanwhile, Karnataka, too, crossed the 300-run mark as D Vrinda scored a brilliant hundred. G Divya’s quickfire 81 meant that the southern state finished with 305 for four in 50 overs. Despite Mushan Malik’s century in the chase, Uttar Pradesh fell short by 68 runs as Karnataka started their campaign with a victory.

For Tamil Nadu, S B Keerthana and Niranjana Nagarajan played crucial knocks against Odisha. They were all out for 228 as Rasanara Parwin took five for 45. Odisha chased the total comfortably, thanks to half-centuries from Sarita Meher and Sushree Dibyadarshini. 

Bengal batters held their nerve in a tricky chase against Rajasthan to secure a thrilling victory. Though Jasia Akhter scored a century for Rajasthan, Dhara Gujjar’s unbeaten 92 took Jhulan Goswami’s team across the line. 

In another close finish, Baroda thumped Saurashtra as Pathan scored a match-winning hundred while chasing 260 runs. Jayu Jadeja’s century went in vain as Baroda won with four balls to spare. 

The last season’s finalist, Jharkhand, struggled against Delhi, with their top-order batter Indrani Roy moving to Railways ahead of the season. They lost by 24 runs as Parunika Sisodia five wickets for Delhi.

Brief Scores:

Railways 356/4 in 50 overs (S Meghana 142, Mithali 87; Parul Saini 2/74) beat Chandigarh 110 all out in 42.2 overs (Manisha Badhan 47, Twinkle Pathak 18; D Hemalatha 2/11) by 246 runs.

Tamil Nadu 228 all out in 49.1 overs (S B Keerthana 39, Niranjana Nagarajan 37; Rasanara Parwin 5/45) lost to Odisha 230/2 in 44.2 overs (Sarita Meher 63, Sushree Dibyadarshini 55; K N Ramyashri 2/38) by 8 wickets.

Uttarakhand 229/4 in 50 overs (Nazma 74, Jyoti Giri 48; Janhvi 2/35) beat Mumbai 186 all out in 45.5 overs (Manjiri Gawade 47, Vrushali Bhagat 25; Amisha B 3/38) by 43 runs.

Rajasthan 206/8 in 50 overs (Jasia Akhter 106, B N Meena 40; Rukmoni Roy 2/32) lost to Bengal 207/7 in 48.4 overs (Dhara Gujjar 92*, P P Paul 54; SS Kalal 3/30) by three wickets.

Hyderabad 110 all out 34.5 overs (Trisha Poojitha 40, Keerthi Reddy 36; Harleen B Deol 4/23) lost to Himachal 111/2 in 30.2 overs (Kashish H Verma 37*, Sushma B Verma 30; G Pranathi Reddy 1/13) by 8 wickets.

Haryana 150/8 in 50 overs (Sheetal Rana 30, Amandeep Kaur 28*; Poonam Soni 2/23) lost to Madhya Pradesh 151/5 in 38.3 overs (Pooja Vastrakar 47, Neha Badwaik 32; Amandeep Kaur 3/27) by 5 wickets.

Mizoram 40 all out in 36.1 overs (Zuali 20; Krutikaben 3/3) lost to Gujarat 44/1 in 10.2 overs (Bhavana Goplani 21; Rin Mawii 1/15) by 9 wickets.

Vidarbha 153 all out in 46 overs (D D Kasat 43, Kanchan Nagwani 22; Nikita 2/14) lost to Goa 157/3 in 48.1 overs (Tejashwini N Duragad 50; G S Wankar 1/17) by 7 wickets.

Saurashtra 259/5 in 50 overs (Jayu Jadeja 121, P Kanojiya 49; Tarannum Pathan 2/50) lost to Baroda 264/4 in 49.2 overs (Tarannum Pathan 103*, Hrutu Patel 69*; N Chavda 2/56) by 6 wickets.

Chhattisgarh 222/5 in 50 overs (Aishwarya Singh 74, Manpreet Kaur 63; Abirame R 2/40) beat Pondicherry 191 all out in 50 overs (B S Tamore 58, Yuvashri 36; Pransu Priya 3/22) by 31 runs.

Jammu & Kashmir 143/7 in 50 overs (Sheerazah Banoo 38*, Nadia Chowdhary 28; K P Navgire 2/19) beat Nagaland 84 all out in 34.2 overs (Gautami Naik 24, Talirenla 16; Sandhya 3/15) by 59 runs.

Manipur 167 all out in 49.1 overs (Chingkhei M 50; Shivi Yadav 3/27) beat Arunachal Pradesh 116 all out in 35.5 overs (Nabam Yapu 56*; Kiranbala Haorungbam 4/22) by 51 runs. 

Meghalaya 176 all out in 49.1 overs (Rajni Lodhi 50; Apurva 2/23) beat Bihar 154 all out in 46 overs (Yashita Singh 30; Ajima 5/22) by 22 runs.

Karnataka 305/4 in 50 overs (D Vrinda 100, G Divya 81; Rashi Kanojia 2/40) beat Uttar Pradesh 237/7 in 50 overs (Mushan Malik 105, Nish Choudhary 51; SR Patil 2/60) by 68 runs.

Tripura 139 all out in 49.2 overs (AB Das 42, S H Chakroborty 27; SB Pokharkar 2/8) lost to Maharashtra 140/2 23.1 overs (S S Shinde 55, T S Hasabnis 32; P A Acharjee 1/17) by 8 wickets.

Delhi 192 all out in 50 overs (Ayushi Soni 68, Pratika 27; Ashwani 4/38) beat Jharkhand 168 all out in 45.3 overs (Durga Murmu 47, Sonia 43; Parunika Sisodia 5/26) by 24 runs.

Assam 102/8 in 50 overs (Uma Chetry 20, Sapna Choudhary W 12; Sajana S 4/18) lost to Kerala 103/4 in 33.3 overs (Akshaya A 51*, Minnu Mani 15; Anamika Bori 1/11) by six wickets.