Meghalaya girls beat Manipur by 54 runs in Women’s Senior One-Day Trophy match
Shillong: An all-round effort saw Meghalaya defeat Manipur by 54 runs in the Women’s Senior One-Day Trophy match in Puducherry today. Meghalaya were put in to bat first and made 202/7, thanks mostly to a fine 101 by Saee Purandare, before Manipur were restricted to 148/6 in their 50 overs. Purandare struck 14 fours in her 149-ball innings, contributing exactly half of Meghalaya’s runs, while a 16-run cameo from Riticia Nongbet off 12 deliveries at the tail of the innings propelled Meghalaya above the 200 marks.
Nongbet, who has carried her good form on from the U-23 tournament prior to the senior trophy, then returned with the ball to capture three wickets, finishing with 3/20 in 10 overs.
Daiaka Warjri, meanwhile, claimed 2/12 in four overs, including the wicket of Ganga, who top-scored for Manipur with 41. Debasmita Dutta took 1/36 in seven overs. Nongbet’s final wicket reduced Manipur to 82/6 but they were able to put on 66 for the seventh wicket, though they still fell well short of the target.