SHILLONG: A phenomenal batting and bowling performance saw Meghalaya defeat Arunachal Pradesh by 209 runs in the Senior Women’s One Day League plate group in Cuttack today. This was Meghalaya’s third consecutive victory in the competition after earlier beating Nagaland and Mizoram.
Put in to bat first, Meghalaya rode on the massive century of Saee Purandare, who carried her bat through the innings to finish on 153 not out from just 146 deliveries. She struck 19 fours in her innings.
Trisha Bera also had a good day with the bat, striking 66 off 65 deliveries, while there was also a handy run-a-ball 20 made by Vandana Mahajan, which helped take Meghalaya to 291/3 in their allotted 50 overs.
It was too imposing a total for Arunachal, who were skittled out for 82. Bera returned with the ball to claim 3/11 in nine overs, while DD Dutta took 2/19. There were also wickets for Dasan (1/5), Pinky Chanda (1/6), Daiaka (1/15) and Mahajan (1/19).
The hat-trick of victories should give Meghalaya confidence, but they will be up against very tough opposition in their next match where they will face Bihar on Saturday in Bhubaneshwar.