Anushka Sharma's India B thump India D to win Under 19 One Day Challenger Trophy
G Trisha and captain Anushka Sharma showed their class with the bat as India B thumped India D by nine wickets in the Under 19 One Day Challenger Trophy on Sunday (November 7). After a middle-order collapse, Kashvee Gautam scored a fighting half-century for India D, but it was not enough for her side.
Playing at the RCA Academy Ground in Jaipur, India D opted to bat first and got off to a sedate start with openers Sneha Sawant and Aachal Valanju scoring 29 runs off the first 10 overs. Sawant was bowled by Sonam Yadav in the 10th over to end the struggling partnership. Trisha dismissed Sonia Mendhiya in the 15th over which led to a collapse as India D lost five wickets for just 23 runs, including their captain Neelam.
Gautam revived the innings for her team as she put up a partnership of 38 runs with wicketkeeper Hrishita Basu. She reached her half-century in 61 balls. Her resistance was ended by Sharma who took Gautam’s wicket in the 48th over. Along with Sharma and Yadav, N R Shree Charani and Sakshi took two wickets each for India B as rolled India D out for 140 in the 49th over.
In reply, openers Trisha and Sharma started cautiously against India D bowlers. Their partnership of 50 runs came in the 18th over. Trisha was the aggressor amongst the pair as she reached her half-century off 74 balls. India B brought up their 100 in the 32nd over without losing a wicket. India D finally broke the partnership of 138 runs when Sharma was caught by her counterpart Neelam off Gulshan Ali for 54.
At that time, India B only needed only three runs to register a dominating victory and Trisha sealed the match for her team by nine wickets and remained unbeaten on 78.
India D 140 all out in 48.5 overs (Kashvee Gautam 50, Shweta Sawant 19; Anushka Sharma 2/16) lost to India B 142/1 in 41.4 overs (G Trisha 78, Anushka Sharma 54; Gulshan Ali 1/23) by nine wickets