Batting first, Nagaland lost few quick wickets in the middle but it was Nazma and Madhumonti who took on the responsibility to take the team forward. While Nazma was out for 117-ball 76, Madhumonti carried on till the last, remaining unbeaten at 34 from 59 balls and take Nagaland beyond the 170-run mark. In reply, Bihar were all out for just 62 inside 30 overs unable to stand in front of Nazma fiery bowling. She finished with figures of 10-2-17-4.
Meanwhile, it seemed that losing streak has haunted Sikkim badly this season as they succumbed to yet another defeat (eight in total), this time against Chandigarh. Opting to bat first, Sikkim were bundled out for 93 runs in 28.4 overs with captain Ananya Upendran once again top-scoring with 19, surrendering in front of Parul Saini’s four wickets for 16 runs. In reply, Manisha Badhan (30 not out) and P Guleria (25 not out) took Chandigarh home in 20.3 overs.
In the final match of the day, Bismah Hassan’s four wickets for 11 runs helped Jammu and Kashmir hammed Arunachal Pradesh by 131 runs. Chasing Jammu and Kashmir’s 192, Arunachal folded for just 61 runs.
Jammu & Kashmir 192/7 in 50 overs (Sheerazah Banoo 48*, Sarla Devi 41; Runa 2/36) beat Arunachal Pradesh 61 all out in 28.4 overs (Jyoti Yadav 23; Bismah Hassan 4/11) by 131 runs.
Sikkim 93 all out in 42.2 overs (Ananya Upendran 19; Parul Saini 4/16) lost to Chandigarh 94/1 in 20.3 overs (Manisha Badhan 30*, P Guleria 25*) by nine wickets.
Nagaland 174/8 in 50 overs (Nazma 76, Madhumonti 34*; Amisha Kumari Anshu 1/9) beat Bihar 62 all out in 29.2 overs (Nazma 4/17, Trishna Nair 2/8) by 112 runs.