Punjab, Odisha and Delhi have qualified for the Quarterfinal of the Senior One Day Trophy after registering comprehensive wins in the pre-quarterfinal round on Saturday (November 13).
Goa, led by Shikha Pandey, were in for a shocker as they lost four early wickets against Punjab on an overcast morning in Bengaluru. Sanjula Naik joined Pandey in the middle, and together they revived the innings.
From 29 for four, they took Goa to 98 for five before Naik was run out at non-striker's end by Kanika Ahuja as the batter tried to take unfair advantage before the ball was bowled.
While Naik made 40 runs from 69 balls, Pandey kept the innings going with Vinavi Gurav. However, the Goa skipper fell short of her half-century by one run. Gurav scored a 58-ball 35, but Neelam Bisht broke the partnership and induced a collapse. Goa were all out for 179 in 48.3 overs. Bisht took three wickets for 23 runs in 9.3 overs.
An inspired Pandey sent Punjab opener Priyanka Malik packing with a booming inswinger. But, Ridhima Aggarwal and Praveen Khan made sure there wasn't any collapse. Khan top-scored with a 96-ball 44 as Punjab cruised to 142 for three in 41.2 overs. However, once the rain stopped play, the chasing team were announced winners as they were 17 runs ahead per the VJD method.
Meanwhile, Odisha trumped Uttar Pradesh in a low-scoring rain-interrupted at Alur. Madhuri Meheta and Kajal Jena started well for Odisha before losing wickets in a pack. Meheta top-scored with 31 runs from 46 balls as Rashi Kanojiya took two wickets in 22 balls.
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In reply, Uttar Pradesh were bundled out for 87 runs in 21.4 overs. Rasanara Parwin was the pick of the bowler for Odisha, taking three wickets for 13 runs.
In the third game, which was cut short to 30-over per team, Jammu and Kashmir lost Delhi by eight wickets. Clinical bowling performance from Delhi helped to restrict Jammu and Kashmir for 85 for eight in 30 overs. Priya Punia saw through the chase for Delhi in 25.4 overs with an unbeaten 46 from 87 balls. They won by eight wickets.
Punjab, Odisha and Delhi will face Maharashtra, Railways and Bengal, respectively, in the quarterfinals on Monday (November 15).
Goa 179 all out in 48.3 overs (Shikha Pandey 49; Neelam Bisht 3/23) lost to Punjab 142/3 in 41.2 overs (Parveen Khan 44; Tejashwini N Duragad 1/12) by 17 runs (VJD method).
Odisha 100/5 in 24 overs (Madhuri Meheta 31; Rashi Kanojiya 2/22) beat Uttar Pradesh 87 all out (Kshama Singh 18; Rasanara Parwin 3/13) in 21.4 overs by 13 runs.
Jammu & Kashmir 85/8 in 30 overs (Sarla Devi 18; Soni Yadav 2/6) lost to Delhi 87/2 in 25.4 overs (Priya Punia 46; Sarla Devi 1/18) by 8 wickets.