Shefali Verma’s 132* stand outs on another dismal batting day in Under-23 T20s

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Devika Vaidya, Nisha Maji guide India Blue to a comfortable win

Devika Vaidya. © Devika Vaidya

Lopsided contests continued to be the theme for the second consecutive day of the second day of the Under-23 inter-state Twenty20 tournament on Tuesday (January 15).

Himachal Pradesh bowled out Arunachal Pradesh for 14 in 11 overs, and then took just eight balls to complete a ten-wicket win. Maharashtra rode on Devika Vaidya’s unbeaten 90 and her unbroken opening stand of 174 with SS Shinde (70 not out) to post 174 for no loss, and then bowled out Sikkim for 20, with Maya Sonawane finishing with 5 for 0 in three overs.

Vaishnavi Khandkar took four wickets for Vidarbha against Mizoram, who were bundled out for 27.

Shefali Verma’s unbeaten 63-ball 132 took Haryana to 203 for 3 before Bihar were bowled out for 43.

There were a few thrilling encounters too. Chasing 123 against Bengal in Anand, Andhra tried their best but eventually were all out for 95 with a ball to spare. Nisha Maji took three wickets for Bengal, but Tanusree Sarkar, their captain, was the all-round star with a knock of 34 and returns of 2 for 19.

After Tamil Nadu made 91 for 7 in Nadiad, Gujarat depended on Krutika Ben’s unbeaten 35 from No.6 to pull off the chase with two wickets and two balls to spare. Punjab also had a similar result by exact margin against Uttar Pradesh in a chase of 100 in Kochi. Neelam Bisht, their captain, was the star for them with an unbeaten 40 off 33 balls.

In a span of two days 23 times teams have failed to touch the 100-run mark out of 44 innings.



Group A

Baroda beat Meghalaya by eight wickets

Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh by two wickets

Goa beat Manipur by ten wickets


Group B

Maharashtra beat Sikkim by 154 runs

Jharkhand beat Nagaland by 99 runs

Hyderabad beat Assam by nine wickets


Group C

Himachal Pradesh beat Arunachal Pradesh by ten wickets

Mumbai beat Tripura by eight wickets

Haryana beat Bihar by 160 runs


Group D

Karnataka beat Chhattisgarh by ten wickets

Bengal beat Andhra by seven runs

Gujarat beat Tamil Nadu by two wickets


Group E

Vidarbha beat Mizoram by ten wickets

Railways beat Jammu and Kashmir by 127 runs

Saurashtra beat Pondicherry by 48 runs

Odisha beat Madhya Pradesh by eight wickets