India Green won the third game of Under-23 Challenger Trophy against India Red by 95 runs and sealed their place in the final.
Chasing the total, India Red didn’t get a good start as they lost both their openers Ridhima Agarwal and C H Jhansi Lakshmi very cheaply, within 6 overs for 15 runs. Harleen Deol and Tejal Hasabnis tried their best to steady the chase but failed to score big. Deol got out for 12 while Hasabnis was dismissed for 19. Arundhati Reddy also failed to impress. India Red were reduced to 65-5 after 20.4 overs.
India Green captain Sushree Dibyadarshini did the rest of the job as she picked up 3 wickets while Rashi Kanojiya took one and bundled their opponent within 100 runs. Along with them, K Anjali Sarvani bagged 2 wickets for India Green.
Earlier in the game, India Green won the toss chose to bat first. Like the previous game, they also had a slow start today where they lost their opener YH Bhatia for mere 1. Ekta was next to follow her. Priya Punia then tried to build a partnership with Drishya I V and both added 43 runs before Drishya’s dismissal for 24. Then, Shivali Shinde tried to steady the ship with Priya Punia; where they added 41 runs and took their side to the 100-run mark.
Punia scored a half-century but failed to capitalize more as she was dismissed for 52 off 94. Shinde scored a 52-ball 39 while S Anusha scored 32 off 39 and K Anjali Sarvani 25 off 22. Their combined effort helped India Green to put up 195 on board. Arundhati Reddy bagged 3 wickets while C H Jhansi Lakshmi took 2 for India Red.