Shafali and Jemimah shine as Haryana and Mumbai emerge victorious in Senior T20 League
Jemimah Rodrigues (R) and Shafali Verma (L) © Getty Images
Day three of the Senior T20 League saw a wide array of matches as Haryana, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, among others, picked up victories to start their campaigns in style.
Manipur vs Arunachal Pradesh
After electing to bat first at Amingaon Cricket Ground, Manipur posted 146 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Ganga Waikhom was the top run-getter for Manipur as she scored 51 runs in 35 deliveries. Shivi Yadav did well for Arunachal Pradesh and picked a four-wicket haul. None of the Arunachal batters managed to get going as they were bundled out for just 65 in 19 overs. Manipur picked up a comfortable win by 81 runs.
Karnataka vs Chandigarh
The decision to bat first didn't go Karnataka's way as Amanjot Kaur and Rajni Devi picked up three-fers to restrict their innings to a mere 65 in 17.1 overs. Chandigarh also lost four wickets during their run chase but eventually got home and won by six wickets in 17.0 overs.
Odisha vs Chhattisgarh
Batting first after winning the toss, Odisha scored 150 for the loss of two wickets in their 20 overs. With an unbeaten 66, opener Madhuri Meheta was the highest run-getter for Odisha. In reply, Chhattisgarh could only manage 79/5 in their 20 overs. Priyanka Priyadarshini picked up two wickets for Odisha and propelled them to a 71-run victory.
Rajasthan vs Kerala
Rajasthan elected to bat first but were limited to 113/5 in their 20 overs by the Kerala bowlers. In pursuit of the target, Kerala reached the total with ease in 18.1 overs as Minnu Mani scored an unbeaten half-century.
Railways vs Himachal Pradesh
Riding on the half-century of Swagatika Rath (69 off 44 balls), Railways scored 181 in 20 overs. The Railways bowlers picked up from where their batters left and bowled Himachal for just 117 runs. Rajeshwari Gayakwad picked up a four-wicket haul for Railways.
Bihar vs Tripura
The duo of NN Debnath and SH Chakroborty picked up two wickets each to restrict Bihar's innings to 89. In response, Tripura got home in just 12.0 overs at the loss of one wicket with the help of Ambika Debnath's fine unbeaten half-century.
Haryana vs Punjab
Punjab posted 155 runs for the loss of three wickets in their 20 overs after being sent into bat first. Punjab's skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scored an unbeaten 64 during the course of Punjab's innings. The game went till the last over and Haryana won by three wickets. Shafali Verma scored a quick-fire half-century for Haryana at a strike rate of 217.39.
Baroda vs Uttarakhand
With the help of Sarika Koli's knock of 83 runs, Uttarakhand 142 runs in 20 overs. The match turned out to be a cliffhanger as skipper Radha Yadav scored 42 runs for Baroda and anchored the chase but they ultimately fell short by 3 runs.
Mumbai vs Bengal
Skipper Jemimah Rodrigues (46 runs off 31 balls) and M Dakshini (43* off 24 balls) helped Mumbai to post 158 runs on the board after batting first. Bengal, in reply, folded for 113 as Rodrigues also picked up two wickets.
Sikkim vs Pondicherry
Pondicherry emerged victorious by four runs in a low-scoring affair. Pranita C and Purni Maya Guruny picked up two wickets each for Sikkim and restricted Pondicherry to 90. Sikkim could only get to 86 runs in their 20 overs and missed out by a small margin.
Meghalaya vs Hyderabad
Plagued by four run outs, Meghalaya lost to Hyderabad by 64 runs. Batting first, Hyderabad scored 143 at the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Ramya top-scored for Hyderabad with 43 runs in 45 balls and led the foundation of their win.
Vidarbha vs Uttar Pradesh
After electing to bat first, Uttar Pradesh scored 130 runs in their 20 overs at the loss of seven wickets. Shipra Giri was the highest run-getter for UP as she scored 65 runs. On the back of impressive bowling displays from Shilpi Yadav and Rashi Kanojiya, who bagged three wickets each, UP restricted Vidarbha to 124 and won by six runs.
Manipur 146/9 in 20 overs (Ganga Waikhom 51; Shivi Yadav 4/30) beat Arunachal Pradesh 65 all out in 19.0 overs (Mai Mekh 13; Monica 2/10) by 81 runs
Karnataka 65 all out 17.1 overs (Niki Prasad 26*; Amanjot Singh 3/7) lost to Chandigarh 67/4 in 17 overs (Amanjot Kaur 19*; S Subha 2/24) by six wickets
Odisha 150/2 in 20 overs (Madhuri Meheta 66*; Pratigya Singh 1/30) beat Chhattisgarh 79/5 in 20 overs (Shivani Krishna 24*; Priyanka Priyadarshini 2/13) by 71 runs
Rajasthan 113/5 in 20 overs (SP Kumawat 46; Jivsa v Joseph 1/17) lost to Kerala 116/2 in 18.1 overs (Minnu Mani 50*; Shanu 1/9) by eight wickets
Railways 181/4 in 20 overs (Swagatika Rath 69; Anisha A Ansari 1/28) beat Himachal Pradesh 117 all out in 19.2 overs (Prachi P Chauhan 32; Rajeshwari Gayakwad 4/18) by 64 runs
Bihar 89 all out in 18 overs (Prity 34; N N Debnath 2/11) lost to Tripura 94 in 12.0 overs (Ambika Debnath 51*; Apurva Kumari 1/23) by nine wickets
Punjab 155/3 in 20 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 64*; Suman Gulia 1/12) lost to Haryana 158/7 in 19.2 overs (Shafali Verma 50; Neelam Bisht 2/18) by three wickets
Uttarakhand 142/4 in 20 overs (Sarika Koli 83; N Y Patel 2/16) beat Baroda 139/6 in 20 overs (Radha P Yadav 42; A N Tomar 2/29) by three runs
Mumbai 158/6 in 20 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 46; Rumeli Dhar 2/25) beat Bengal 113 all out in 17.1 overs (Mita Paul 36; Jemimah Rodrigues 2/6) by 45 runs
Pondicherry 90/9 in 20 overs (Amruta Saran 19; Pranita C 2/9) beat Sikkim 86/7 in 20 overs (Tshering Ongmu Lepcha 26; Divya Shanmugam 2/20) by four runs
Hyderabad 143/6 in 20 overs (Ramya 44; Deiphi 2/19) beat Meghalaya 79/8 in 20 overs (Ruvi Chetri 30; Anitha K 1/4) by 64 runs
Uttar Pradesh 130/7 in 20 overs (Shipra Giri 65; Kanchan Nagwani 2/23) beat Vidarbha 124/7 in 20.0 overs (L M Inamdar 22; Shilpi Yadav 3/16) by six runs