Odisha trio help East win U-23 title

Cuttack, Mar 13, 2018 (Team OCA): 

mpressive performance by Odisha trio Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan, Anjali Singh and Reemalaxmi Ekka helped East Zone emerge champions in the Under-23 Women Inter-Zonal One-day Limited Overs Tournament, held at Vadodara in Gujarat from March 9 to 13, 2018.

East Zone won all four of their league matches to finish at the top of the table with full 16 points. They rode on an unbeaten half-century each by Sapna Choudhary and Richa to crush South Zone by 10 wickets in the last match at GSFC Ground, Vadodara today.

Opting to bat, South Zone were all out for 167 in 43.5 overs. East Zone overhauled the target in 38.2 overs, without losing any wicket. Among Odisha players, Reemalaxmi took two wickets and Sushree one. Odisha opening batsman Anjali Singh, who scored a half-century each in the previous two games, was rested for the last one.

South Zone 154/8 in 41.3 overs (Nethra L 45, Sanjula Naik 27, G Divya 25, Sajana S 21; Shannti Kumari 3/32, Mamta Paswan 2/32, Reemalaxmi Ekka 2/34, Sushree Dibyadarshini 1/18) lost to East Zone 171/0 in 38.2 overs (Richa 88 n.o, Sapna Choudhary 71 n.o) by 10 wkts.

PHOTO:Members of East Zone team after their title triumph in Vadodara on March 13, 2018.