Himachal, Tripura and Punjab register wins on day 2 of U-19 One Day Trophy

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Tanisha Das’ 88-ball century against Mizoram and yet another brilliant bowling performance by Sakshi Thakur’s highlighted Day 2 of the Under-19 One Day trophy on Wednesday (September 29). In round one of the Elite Group E matches in Jaipur, Das’ century led Tripura to thump Mizoram by whopping 175 runs. Thakur’s four-wicket haul, following her five-fer in the first match of the season, led Himachal to a narrow one-run win over Odisha. Mannat Kashyap and Muskan Sogi took three wickets each to lead Punjab to a victory against Karnataka.

Playing at the K L Saini Stadium in Jaipur, Mizoram won the toss and decided to bowl first against Tripura. Openers Tanisha and Asmita Nath put a partnership of 62 runs. Nath’s contribution to the partnership was only five runs as Tanisha took charge of the innings at the early stage. After Tanisha reached her century, she and Antara Das lost their wickets in consecutive overs, but a 100-run partnership between Ambesha Das and Anamika led Tripura beyond 250 runs by the end of the first innings.

Mizoram’s openers Mami and Thelma gave them the solid start they needed to chase down this mammoth total, but once Thelma was dismissed none of the other batters could contribute with the bat. Captain Antara Das broke the back of Mizoram’s chase by taking four wickets. They were eventually bowled out for 83 in the 38th over.

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Meanwhile, at the RCA Academy Ground, Himachal started their batting on bumpy grounds as they lost Mannat Pandit early against Odisha. Anshika Thakur’s 40 off 79 balls and Harshita Rajput’s unbeaten 23 led Himachal to 153 for eight in 50 overs. Ankita took three wickets and she was well supported by S B Lorence, who chipped in with two.

In reply, Sakshi Thakur removed opener Alipsa Biswal with a runout and the other opener Roshni Bagarty was caught behind. Odisha lost wickets in regular intervals and Subhra Nirjharini Swain could not form a meaningful partnership with any batter. Thakur was instrumental in dismantling the middle-order as she took four wickets. Himanshi Mehta trapped Odisha’s last batter, Suryasnata Swain in the 45th over as Himachal won the close clash by one run.

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At the picturesque Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Punjab won the toss and decided to bat first against Karnataka. Aishmine Kaur, the centurion from the previous match against Mizoram, started well as she hit four boundaries, but she was run out by Mithila Vinod in the 16th over. Pragati Singh scored 65 runs off 99 balls as Punjab reached 168 after losing eight wickets in their 50 overs.

During the chase, Karnataka’s opener Roshni Kiran was removed early by Muskan Sogi, who went on to take three wickets in the second innings. Captain Chandasi K tried to put a fight for Karnataka with her half-century, but none of the other Karnataka batters could add much to the scoreboard and they were bowled out for 146, falling short by 22 runs.

Brief Scores:

Tripura 258/4 in 50 overs (Tanisha Das 101, Ambesha Das 66; Hriati 1/41) beat Mizoram 83 all out in 37.5 overs (Mami 27, Thelma 8; Antara Das 4/15) by 175 runs.

Himachal 153/8 in 50 overs (Anshika Thakur 40, Devanshi Verma 24; Ankita Giri 3/12) beat Odisha 152 all out in 45.4 overs (Subhra Nirjharini Swain 75*, Tanmayee Behera 14; Sakshi Thakur 4/35) by one run

Punjab 168/8 in 50 overs (Pragati Singh 65, Aishmine Kaur 28; Pooja Kumar M 2/22) beat Karnataka 146 all out in 49 overs (Chandasi K 52*, Soumya Verma 19; Muskan Sogi 3/18) by 22 runs