Andhra, Jharkhand, Delhi register wins; Nagaland make it three-in-three in Senior T20
Jharkhand v Tamil Nadu match at Greenfield Stadium © KCA
Day three of the Senior T20 Trophy saw six matches being played in the evening with Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Goa, and Assam registering wins in Elite Groups. In the Plate Group match, Nagaland beat Jammu & Kashmir to register their third win in as many matches on Monday (April 18).
Andhra Pradesh vs Maharashtra
Despite leg-spinner Maya Sonawane’s four-wicket haul and Tejal Hasabnis’ 39, it was Andhra Pradesh who got the better of Smriti Mandhan and Co. with Saranya Gadwal picking up a five-for at the Siechem Stadium in Pondicherry in the Elite Group A match.
Tamil Nadu vs Jharkhand
MD Thirushkamini’s 58 wasn’t enough for Tamil Nadu as Jharkhand got the better of them by eight wickets thanks to Mamta Kanojia’s unbeaten 48 and an all-round performance from Durga Murmu, who scored 17* after bowling four frugal overs for just 16.
Earlier, Thirushkamini was the only batter standing firm with Nidhi B and Niharika running through Tamil Nadu at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
Madhya Pradesh vs Delhi
India international Priya Punia starred with a 36-ball 44 not out as she shared an unbroken stand of 72 with Tanisha Singh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
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In other matches, Shikha Pandey’s Goa got home by four wickets against Gujarat in Elite Group D match at the IS Bindra Cricket Stadium in Mohali and Assam beat Saurashtra by 19 runs in Ranchi. Elsewhere in Guwahati, Nagaland continued their winning run thanks to Kiran Navgire once again finding form with the bat.
Andhra Pradesh 136/6 in 20 overs (N Anusha 38, C H Jhansi Lakshmi 29; Maya Sonawane 4/32) beat Maharashtra 95/9 in 20 overs (Tejal Hasabnis 39; Saranya Gadwal 5/15, E Padmaja 2/14) by 41 runs
Tamil Nadu 100/8 in 20 overs (MD Thirushkamini 58; Nidhi B 3/23, Niharika 2/15) lost to Jharkhand 101/2 in 18 overs (Mamtha Kanojia 48*, Durga Murmu 17*; A Eloksi 1/13) by eight wickets
Madhya Pradesh 106/8 in 20 overs (Neha Badwaik 27; Priya Mishra 2/13, Babita Negi 2/21) lost to Delhi 107/1 in 15.1 overs (Priya Punia 44*, Tanisha Singh 35*) by nine wickets
Gujarat 103/7 in 20 overs (Simran 45; Poorva Bhaidkar 2/12) lost to Goa 104/6 in 19.5 overs (Shikha Pandey 22, Vinavi Gurav 20* ; Renuka Chaudhari 3/23) by four wickets
Assam 106/5 in 20 overs (Gayatri Gurung 32, Monikha Das 30; N Chavda 2/17) beat Saurashtra 87/9 in 20 overs (Riddhi Ruparel 17; Monikha Das 2/13, Mousumi Narah 2/15) by 19 runs
Nagaland 125/4 in 20 overs (Kiran Navgire 47, P N Khemnar 34; Sarla Devi 2/27) beat Jammu & Kashmir 93/6 in 20 overs (Sarla Devi 30; Elina 1/10, Gautami Naik 1/12) by 32 runs