Sanjula Naik, Shreya Parab's mammoth stand for Goa stand out on Day 4

Sanjula Naik, Shreya Parab's mammoth stand for Goa stand out on Day 4

Sanjula Naik (L) and Shreya Parab of Goa. © Sanjula Naik

A 155-run partnership between Shreya Parab and Sanjula Naik saw Goa thrash Arunachal Pradesh by 183 runs in their Group E fixture of the Women’s Senior T20 Trophy 2019-20 on Thursday in Secunderabad.

Naik scored a scintillating unbeaten 91 off just 52 balls while Parab supported her with a 41-ball 79. That effort saw Goa post 257 in 20 overs for the loss of just two wickets. In reply, Arunachal Pradesh were restricted to eight for 74, with Naik also returning with two for 15 in her three overs.

In another Group E fixture, opener Neha Bhargava’s unbeaten 74 saw Delhi post 164 for four, which proved 89 too many for Mizoram, who were stalled at 75 for five.

Meanwhile, Bhakti Tamore’s unbeaten 87 didn’t prove enough for Pondicherry, as they fell 20 runs short of Tripura’s 142, which was posted on the back of an undefeated 52 by Mouchaity Debnath, the wicketkeeper batter.

Among bowlers, Uttar Pradesh’s Anjali Singh shone on Day 4 of the tournament with a four-wicket haul, that restricted Punjab to 111 for eight, which was easily overhauled by UP.

Apart from her, Aditi Gaikwad from Maharashtra had three wickets to show for just two runs, that deserved a mention. That effort saw Tamil Nadu getting bowled out for 100. Maharashtra eventually got home to win by three wickets, but not before Keerthana Balakrishnan’s stingy spell that saw her concede just seven runs in four overs in return of three wickets.

In Guntur, Meghalaya registered an upset win over Assam in their group A clash.

Brief Scores:

Group A (Guntur)

Bihar 31/4 in 6 overs (Priyanka Kaushal 2/6) lost to Madhya Pradesh 32/1 in 3 overs (Pooja Vastrakar 30*) by nine wickets.

Assam 37/5 in 6 overs (Debasmita Dutta 2/7) lost to Meghalaya 38/2 in 5.4 overs (Debasmita Dutta 14*, Saee Purandare 14) by eight wickets.

Jharkhand 97/6 in 20 overs (Sonia Shyam 33*) versus Andhra Pradesh 26/0 in 4.4 overs (Anusha Neerugatti 23*) – No result.

Group C (Mumbai)

Nagaland 97/3 in 20 overs (Faisal Khan 61) lost to Hyderabad 98/2 in 14.1 overs (Sravanthi Naidu 39) by eight wickets.

Tripura 142/3 in 20 overs (Mouchaity Debnath 52*) beat Pondicherry 122/3 in 20 overs (Bhakti Tamore 87*) by 20 runs.

Mumbai 119/8 in 20 overs (Hemali Borvankar 40; Radha Yadav 2/27) beat Baroda 66/9 in 20 overs (Jaya Mohite 22*; Saima Thakor 2/5, Jemimah Rodrigues 2/8, Sayali Satghare 2/14, Fatima Jaffer 2/15) by 53 runs.

Group D (Raipur)

Himachal Pradesh 169/3 in 20 overs (Harleen Deol 48, Nikita Chauhan 46, Shivani Singh 41*) beat Kerala 101/9 in 20 overs (Jincy Kutty 24, Aleena Surendran 24; Harleen Deol 2/11, Renuka Singh 2/18) by 68 runs.

Manipur 59/9 in 20 overs (Manpreet Singh 2/3, Shraddha Vaishnava 2/13, Shyla Alam 2/14) lost to Chhattisgarh 62/2 in 8.1 overs (Yashi Pandey 23*) by eight wickets.

Group D (Cuttack)

Uttarakhand 66/10 in 19.2 overs (Kumari Shibi 3/10) lost to Chandigarh 69/2 in 16.1 overs (Amanjot Kaur 28*; Amisha Bahukhandi 2/19) by eight wickets.

Punjab 111/8 in 20 overs (Priyanka Malik 36; Anjali Singh 4/17) lost to Uttar Pradesh 112/4 in 18.5 overs (Aditi Sharma 38*, Anita Lodhi 37) by six wickets.

Group E (Secunderabad)

Delhi 164/4 in 20 overs (Neha Bhargava 74*; Lal Ralte 2/24) beat Mizoram 75/5 in 20 overs (Prajakta Shirwadkar 26) by 89 runs.

Goa 257/2 in 20 overs (Sanjula Naik 91*, Shreya Parab 79) beat Arunachal Pradesh 74/8 in 20 overs (Nikita Malik 2/3, Purvaja Verlekar 2/11, Sanjula Naik 2/15) by 183 runs.

Group E (Rajkot)

Saurashtra 82/10 in 20 overs (Mita Paul 2/10, Gouher Sultana 2/12) lost to Bengal 83/1 in 14.2 overs (Rumeli Dhar 42*) by nine wickets.

Tamil Nadu 100/10 in 20 overs (Hemalatha Dayalan 31; Aditi Gaikwad 3/2) lost to Maharashtra 102/7 in 19.2 overs (Anuja Patil 54*; Keerthana Balakrishnan 3/7) by three wickets.