Kajal Jena strengthened her position as the tournament’s best batter with a 62-ball 66 that took Odisha to 102 for 4. She lacked support from the rest of the five batters as none of them touched double-digit scores. Archana Dutta and Bharti Bawa were the most successful bowlers for Railways with two wickets each.
V Sneha Deepti’s unbeaten 59 off 51 balls and her unbroken second-wicket stand of 100 with Nuzhat Parween, the captain who made 38 not out, ensured that Railways reached the target with two overs to spare.
In a game of contrasting nature, Jharkhand bowled out Sikkim for 10 in 14.3 overs, with Shanti Kumari (three), Ashwani (two), Devyani (two) and Mamta Paswan (three) sharing the wickets. They then took just 1.2 overs to complete the chase for the loss of one wicket.
Sikkim now hold the record for the lowest total in the tournament. The previous worst was Arunachal Pradesh’s 14 against Himachal Pradesh.
Hyderabad beat Rajasthan by 19 runs
Maharashtra beat Nagaland by 72 runs
Jharkhand beat Sikkim by nine wickets
Bengal beat Uttarakhand by nine wickets
Gujarat beat Karnataka by 60 runs
Tamil Nadu beat Chhattisgarh by three wickets
Madhya Pradesh beat Pondicherry by 81 runs
Railways beat Odisha by nine wickets
Jammu and Kashmir beat Mizoram by 123 runs
Vidarbha beat Saurashtra by eight wickets