Nagaland, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar register big wins on Day 1 of Senior One Day
Senior One Day tournament starts with Plate Group matches © Getty Images
Senior Women's One Day Trophy for the 2021-22 season kick-started with three Plate Group matches in Kolkata on Thursday (October 28). P N Khemnar scored a century to help Nagaland to a big win, while Jammu & Kashmir’s Nadia Chowdhary took a four-wicket haul. In the first match of the day, Komal P Kumari’s fifty and all-round bowling performance helped Bihar to trump Arunachal Pradesh.
At Eden Gardens, Jammu & Kashmir opted to field and Sarla Devi struck early to remove both the Sikkim openers inside three overs. With Bismah Hassan and Chowdhary striking, Sikkim kept losing wickets at regular intervals to be bowled out for 33 in 18.1 overs. None of the batters couldn’t get to double figures with Rinki Rajak’s seven being the top-score of the innings.
For Jammu & Kashmir, Chowhary finished with figures of four for 11 and Devi took three wickets giving away 11 runs.
In the chase, Devi knocked of the runs with an unbeaten 24 off 31 balls with Jammu & Kashmir losing only one wicket. They chased down the target in just 8.2 overs.
Over at the 22 Yards Salt Lake against Manipur, batting at three, Khemnar went on to score 105 off 126 balls after Nagaland lost their opener Ritu early. She shared a 72-run partnership with K P Navgire as the latter made an aggressive 43 off just 26 balls. Nagaland were bowled out for 239 runs in the final ball of the stipulated 50 overs.
For Manipur, Kiranbala Haorungbam and Niruta took three wickets each.
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In reply, Manipur were never in the game and they fell short of the revised target of 217 runs in 40 overs by 91 runs (VJD Method). They could only muster 126 for the loss of eights with skipper Ganga W top-scoring with 19 runs. Khemnar and Navgire starred with the ball as well as they took two wickets each.
Elsewhere in Salt Lake, at the JU Second Campus, Bihar were bowled out for 207 in 49.3 overs with Komal Kumari’s fifty and 35 from Priety. Arunachal Pradesh couldn’t chase down the target as they batted out 50 overs scoring only 127 runs.
Sikkim 33/10 in 18.1 (Nadia Chowdhary 4/11) lost to Jammu & Kashmir 34/1 in 8.2 overs (Sarla Devi 24*) by 9 wickets
Nagaland 239/10 in 50 overs (P N Khemnar 105; Kiranbala Haorungbam 3/31) beat Manipur 126/8 in 40 overs (K P Navgire 2/30, P N Khemnar 2/30) by 91 runs (VJD Method)
Bihar 207/10 in 49.3 overs (Komal P Kumari 52; S Ligu 3/32) beat Arunachal Pradesh 127/7 in 50 overs (Runa 26; P Priya 2/16) by 80 runs