Odisha Senior Women make winning start

Cuttack, Dec 06, 2017 (Team OCA): 

Host Odisha beat Punjab by 43 runs in their opening Plate Group-A match of the Senior Women's One-day League here at Ravenshaw University Ground today. Opting to bat first, Odisha rode on a captain's knock of 41 by Madhusmita Behera and useful contributions by Pragyan Mohanty, Dibyadarshini Pradhan and Anjali Singh to make a competitive total of 169 for six in 50 overs.

In reply, Punjab were all out for 126 in 42.4 overs. Taniya Bhatia waged a lonely battle for Punjab, hitting a 104-ball 70. Reemalaxmi Ekka and Dibyadarshini Pradhan picked up two wickets each for Odisha. Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by six wickets at Nimpur Ground, while Haryana prevailed over Saurashtra by 10 wickets at DRIEMS Ground in two other matches of the day.

SCOREBOARD
ODISHA: Madhuri Meheta c Taniya b Komalpreet 0, Madhusmita Behera c Taniya b Harpreet 41, Sarita Meher st Taniya b Mehak 17, Kadambini Mahakud lbw Sunita 1, Anjali Singh c Harpreet b Sneh 20, Pragyan Mohanty c Taniya b Sneh 30, Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan (not out) 31, Reemalaxmi Ekka (not out) 13; Extras (nb-1, w-9, b-5, lb-1) 16
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 169
Did not bat: Rajashree Swain, Rasanara Parwin, Sujata Mallik
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Madhuri, 3.6 ov), 2-71 (Madhusmita, 24.3), 3-73 (Kadambini, 25.2), 4-78 (Sarita, 28.5), 5-116 (Anjali, 39.3), 6-130 (Pragyan, 45.1)
Bowling: Diksha Dogra 6-3-21-0, Komalpreet Kour 6-0-18-1, Harpreet Dhillon 10-1-18-1, Jasia Akhter 4-0-15-0, Sunita Rani 10-2-22-1, Mehak Kesar 5-0-23-1, Sneh Rana 9-1-46-2.

PUNJAB: Jasia Akhter c Pragyan b Sujata 7, Taniya Bhatia st Kadambini b Anjali 70, Parveen Khan c Kadambini b Reemalaxmi 4, Sneh Rana b Reemalaxmi 1, Amarpal Kaur (run out) Reemalaxmi 3, Ridhima Aggarwal c Dibyadarshini b Rajashree 8, Harpreet Dhillon st Kadambini b Madhusmita 8, Mehak Kesar (not out) 6, Komalpreet Kour lbw Dibyadarshini 2, Diksha Dogra b Dibyadarshini 0, Sunita Rani c Pragyan b Rasanara 4; Extras (w-11, b-2) 13
Total (All out; 42.4 overs) 126
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Jasia, 6.1 ov), 2-19 (Parveen, 7.6), 3-33 (Sneh, 11.1), 4-51 (Amarpal, 16.4), 5-87 (Ridhima, 26.3), 6-110 (Harpreet, 35.3), 7-114 (Taniya, 36.4), 8-116 (Komalpreet, 38.1), 9-116 (Diksha, 38.6), 10-126 (Sunita, 42.4)
Bowling: Sujata Mallik 7-0-20-1, Madhusmita Behera 9-3-19-1, Reemalaxmi Ekka 4-0-17-2, Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan 7-1-23-2, Rajashree Swain 8-0-21-1, Rasanara Parwin 6.4-1-18-1, Anjali Singh 1-0-6-1.