Odisha women overcome TN scare

Cuttack, Jan 17, 2018 (Team Odisha): 

Odisha registered a thrilling one-run win, via one-over eliminator, against Tamil Nadu in their fifth and last Pool-C match of the Inter-State Women T20 League at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai today. This was the fourth win for Odisha and they reached quarterfinals, finishing at the top of the pool table with 16 points.

Electing to bat, host Tamil Nadu made 108 for eight in the stipulated 20 overs. The hard-fought match ended in a tie as Odisha also mustered a total of 108 for eight in same number of overs. In the one-over eliminator, Odisha scored five runs for the loss of two wickets and then restricted Tamil Nadu to four for two.

Bolangir duo Madhuri Meheta and Sarita Meher continued to shine with the bat for Odisha, scoring 37 and 23 runs respectively. Among Odisha bowlers, Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan was most successful, taking two wickets for 16 runs.

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TAMIL NADU: Niranjana Nagarajan st Kadambini b Rajashree 19, D Hemalatha (run out) Madhuri 28, Nethra L c Priyanka b Reemalaxmi 6, Vilasini V (run out) Madhuri 13, Namita Ojha st Kadambini b Sushree 14, S Pavithra Sridharan (run out) Madhusmita 6, S Anusha c Priyanka b Sushree 2, Manju Ganesan (run out) Rasanara 9, B Rashmeka (not out) 4; Extras (w-7) 7
Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 108
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Niranjana, 4.5 ov), 2-55 (Hemalatha, 10.3), 3-55 (Nethra, 10.5), 4-80 (Namita, 14.6), 5-90 (Vilasini, 17.1), 6-90 (Pavithra, 17.4), 7-93 (Anusha, 18.3), 8-108 (Manju, 19.6)
Bowling: Sujata Mallik 3-0-19-0, Priyanka Priyadarshini 4-0-11-0, Rajashree Swain 3-0-17-1, Madhusmita Behera 3-0-18-0, Rasanara Parwin 2-0-19-0, Reemalaxmi Ekka 2-0-8-1, Sushree Dibyadarshini 3-0-16-2.

ODISHA: Madhuri Meheta (run out) 37, Madhusmita Behera (run out) Pavithra Sridharan 7, Sarita Meher c Nethra 23, Pragyan Paramita Mohanty (not out) 17, Priyanka Priyadarshini Sahu (run out) Nida Rehman 2, Sushree Dibyadarshini Pradhan st Namita b Nethra 3, Reemalaxmi Ekka lbw Vilasini 8, Kadambini Mohakud (run out) Ramyashri 1, Rasanara Parwin (run out) Hemalatha 1, Rajashree Swain (not out) 2; Extras (w-2, b-1, lb-4) 7
Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 108
Did not bat: Sujata Mallik
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Madhusmita, 5.3 ov), 2-67 (Sarita, 14.3), 3-74 (Madhuri, 15.6), 4-77 (Priyanka, 16.4), 5-80 (Sushree, 17.2), 6-103 (Reemalaxmi, 19.2), 7-104 (Kadambini, 19.3), 8-106 (Rasanara, 19.5)
Bowling: Nida Rehman 4-0-13-0, K Ramyashri 4-0-22-1, Vilasini V 3-0-24-1, D Hemalatha 4-1-10-0, Nethra L 4-0-26-1, Niranjana Nagarajan 1-0-8-0.

ONE-OVER ELIMINATOR:

ODISHA: Pragyan Mohanty (run out) Nethra 3, Madhusmita Behera (not out) 1, Madhuri Meheta st Namita b Ramyashri 1
Total (2 wickets; 0.5 overs) 5
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Pragyan, 0.2), 2-5 (Madhuri, 0.5)
Bowling: Ramyashri 0.5-0-5-1

TAMIL NADU: D Hemalatha (run out) 2, Niranjana Nagarajan st Kadambini b Priyanka 0, Namita Ojha (not out) 2
Total (2 wickets; 1 overs) 4
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Niranjana, 0.2), 2-4 (Hemalatha, 0.6)
Bowling: Priyanka Priyadarshini 1-0-4-1.

PHOTO: Members of Odisha team after their win over Tamil Nadu in Chennai on January 17, 2017.