Railways v Maharashtra: Rlys 131/6 (Niranjana Nagarajan 55, M D Thirushkamini 24) beat Maharashtra 87/8 (Smriti Mandhana 29) by 44 runs
Railways continued their winning run in the Elite Super League of the Senior Women’s T20 League with a comprehensive 44-run victory over Maharashtra at Holkar Stadium, Indore.
Maharashtra lost wickets right from the start and were put under pressure by a strong bowling attack. As many as five bowlers picked up a wicket each as just two Maharashtra batters reached double digits. T S Hasabnis, who had earlier picked two wickets, remained not out on 25.
Odisha v Goa: Odisha 89/6 (Sushree Dibyadarshini 33 not out, Sunanda Yetrekar 2/18) lost to Goa 90/2 (Yetrekar Sunanda 32 not out) by 8 wickets
Sunanda Yetrekar gave a good account of her all-round skills in the Elite Super League encounter between Goa and Odisha which the former won. She first took two wickets with her leg-spin to reduce Odisha to 89/6 and later remained unbeaten on 32 to guide her team to their first win. The one-drop walked in after the first wicket fell on 20 and stitched a 34-run stand for the second wicket with Sanjula Naik. She later shared an unbroken 36-run partnership with captain Shikha Pandey as Goa reached the target in 17.5 overs. This was Odisha’s second loss in as many games.
Cooch Behar U-19 (Junior Men)
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh booked a berth in the final of the Cooch Behar U-19 Trophy after beating Baroda by six wickets. In a low-scoring game at Motibaug Stadium, UP, who were shot out for 67 in the first innings after Baroda had made 127, recovered to skittle Baroda out for just 78 in 29.3 overs. Needing 139 to win, UP got to the total with six wickets to spare. Opening batsman and captain, Shivam Chaudhary, made 49 while middle-order batsman Sandeep Kumar remained not-out on 44. UP will now meet the winner of the Mumbai vs Gujarat game in the tournament final.