Meghna and Hemlata’s half-century heavy on Smriti Mandhana’s captaincy innings, Railways won the title by defeating Maharashtra

face. captain reminiscence Even the innings of 84 runs could not be of use to Maharashtra. railway won the Senior Women’s T20 tournament title by defeating Maharashtra by 7 wickets. After being invited to bat Maharashtra Mandhana made a challenging score of 160 runs for four wickets, thanks to his half-century of 84 runs in 56 balls.

In response, Railways achieved this target in 11 balls with the help of half-centuries from openers S Meghna (52 runs) and D Hemlata (65 runs). Left-handed batsman Mandhana smashed 11 fours and three sixes as she razed the Railways’ bowling attack and shared a 74-run partnership with opener Shivali Shinde for the first wicket. Shinde contributed 30 runs.

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Swagatika took 3 wickets for Railways

The batsman got out at the other end, but Mandhana took over the innings. Railway’s off-spinner Swagatika Rath took three wickets for 33 runs while captain Sneh Rana took one wicket. Chasing the target of 161 runs, railway opener S Meghna played a brilliant performance against the Maharashtra attack, scoring 52 runs in 32 balls with nine fours.

D Hemlata hit 9 fours and 2 sixes

D Hemlata scored a half-century with the help of nine fours and two sixes but she was dismissed in the 17th over. K Anjali Saravani (26 not out) and Sneh Rana (06 not out) ensured that no more wickets fell as Railways chased down the target with ease.

Tags: Indian women cricketer, Meghna Singh, Smriti Mandhana, Women’s cricket

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