Rains and low scores mar Senior Women's One-day Trophy

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Rains and low scores mar Senior Women's One-day Trophy

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It was a rain-marred day at Una, with as many as four out of scheduled nine matches were abandoned in the ongoing Senior Women’s One-day Trophy on Friday (March 6). Apart from washed-out games, Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh registered victories over Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Saurashtra respectively.

The match between Mumbai and Kerala turned out to be the most interesting one of the day. Batting first Kerala rode on Jincy George's 67 before S Thakor of Mumbai took four wickets to help bundle Kerala out for 166. In reply, Mumbai got off to a flier, courtesy Esha Oza, who blitzed her way to 58 off 49 balls, before Aneena Matthews struck. That though was the only hiccup as H V Borwankar (35*) and skipper Shweta Haranhalli (29*) saw of the remaining runs with nine overs to spare.

In another rain-shortened game in Surat, Madhya Pradesh chased down a tricky target of 111 with six wickets in hand. The match was reduced to 30 overs-a-side and Saurashtra managed to breach the 100-run mark on the back of K Anovadia's gritty knock of 35 before Priti Yadav took three wickets to keep Saurashtra to 110 for the loss of seven wickets.

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In riposte, Madhya Pradesh got to a worst possible start as they lost both their openers for a duck. No.4 batter Salonee Dangore though held one end up and scored a match-winning unbeaten 52 to take her team over the line with 19 balls to spare.  This win for Madhya Pradesh was their seventh win and they firmly sit on top of the points table with 28 points.

Brief scores

Group A and B

Haryana 102 all out in 34.4 overs (Shalini Kumari 25; Neha Chhillar 4/13, Manju A 3/29) lost to Delhi 105/2 in 34.2 overs (Vandana Chaturvedi 46*; Mansi Joshi 1/11) by eight wickets.

Kerala 166 all out in 42.2 overs (Jincy George 67, Drishya I V 31; S Thakor 4/35, Esha Oza 2/35) lost to Mumbai 167/3 in 41 overs (Esha Oza 58, H V Borwankar 35*; Aneena Matthews 3/41) by seven wickets.

Punjab 182 all out in 50 overs (B N Meena 69, Parveen Khan 60; S Anusha 4/44, Keerthana Balakrishnan 3/41 beat Tamil Nadu 93 all out in 31.4 overs (Dayalan Hemalatha 42; Neelam Bisht 3/12, Harpreet Dhillon 2/15) by 89 runs.

Tripura vs Vidarbha: Match abandoned

Goa vs Himachal: Match abandoned

Karnataka vs Maharashtra: Match abandoned

Group C 

Hyderabad vs Jharkhand: Match abandoned

Uttar Pradesh 162/8 in 27 overs (Ekta 52, Shobha Devi 39; Dimpal Kandari 2/19) beat Uttarakhand 75/4 in 27 overs (A N Tomar 45*; Anshu Tiwari 1/8) by 87 runs.

Saurashtra 110/7 in 30 overs (K Anovadia 35, Priti Yadav 3/16, Poonam Soni 1/9) lost to Madhya Pradesh 111/4 in 26.5 overs (Salonee Dangore 52*, Babita Mandlik 38; R B Dabhi 1/11) by six wickets.
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