The formidable Indian Railways as soon as once more annexed the Nationwide One Day Championships title with a crushing seven-wicket victory over Jharkhand within the last right here on Sunday.
Out of 14 editions of Nationwide One Dayers, Railways ladies have gained 12 titles in as many appearances within the summit conflict, which is an affidavit to their dominance in ladies’s cricket.
Such was Railways’ management on the proceedings that they chased the paltry goal of 168 in solely 37 overs and with no need their finest batter Raj to even come out from the cooler confines of the dressing room.
India worldwide Punam Raut’s affected person 59 off 94 balls laid the platform for all-rounder Sneh Rana to complete the sport in a jiffy, smashing 34 not out off 22 balls.
Other than her breezy knock, Rana was additionally probably the most profitable Railways bowler taking three for 34 along with her useful off-breaks.
It was a completely skilled efficiency in all departments from Railways after Jhakhand opted to bat.
As many as six Jharkhand batters could not cross the double figures whereas three could not even open their accounts.
Railways caught to their power as Raj deployed 5 spinners in her six-bowler assault.
The one medium-pacer Meghna Singh (2/22 in 7 overs) supplied breakthroughs off successive deliveries within the seventh over dismissing Ritu Kumari (zero) and Radhey Sonia (zero).
Indrani Roy (49 off 77 balls), Jharkhand’s finest batter within the tourney, wasn’t at her fluent finest on the day as she might hit solely three boundaries.
Simply when she appeared set, Rana acquired her stumped by Staff India keeper Nuzhat Parween. Durga Murmu (31) and skipper Mani Niharika (39 not out) have been the opposite vital contributors for Jharkhand.
Jharkhand have been 130 for five at one stage on the 39th over, wanting good for a complete nearer to 200 however they misplaced their final 5 wickets for 37 runs.
Whereas chasing, opener S Meghana (53 off 67 balls, 6x4s) and Raut (11x4s) added 107 runs for the second wicket in 25 overs. Whereas Meghana was extra attacking in her strokeplay, it allowed senior-pro Raut to play her pure sport of grinding out the opposition.
Each have been dismissed in fast succession however Mona Meshram (19 not out) and Sneh added 45 runs in lower than seven overs to seal the deal. Rana hit 5 fours and a six whereas Meshram additionally acquired a most.
Jharkhand 167 all out in 50 overs (Indrani Roy 49 off 77 balls; Sneh Rana three/33, Ekta Bisht 2/33, Poonam Yadav 1/26).
Railways 169/three in 37 overs (Punam Raut 59 off 94 balls, S Meghana 53 off 67 balls, Sneh Rana 34 not out off 22 balls). Railways gained by 7 wickets.