Mithali Raj guides Railways to a six-wicket victory over Madhya Pradesh.
Hyderabad: An efficient Andhra pulled off a great 51 run prevail upon has Hyderabad in the opening Elite Group ladies' one-day cricket class title at AOC grounds on Wednesday.
At RRC grounds, protecting champions Railways drifted away to a six-wicket triumph over Madhya Pradesh. In any case, it was the S Hima Bindu-drove Andhra group that took the day's distinctions. Choosing to bat, Andhra set up 176 for 9 of every 50 overs. In quest for a humble target, Hyderabad batting crumbled against a maintained Andhra assault and were full scale for 125 out of 38.2 overs.
Simultaneously, the youthful Andhra group instructed a lesson or two to Hyderabad on their approach to triumph. They batted sensibly, rocked the bowling alley radiantly and were helped by marvelous handling. Hyderabad, then again, came a cropper.
On a wicket where the odd-ball kept low, Andhra players balanced pleasantly. Openers M Durga (20) and N Anusha (41) shared 56 runs. The Hyderabad bowlers were at the best prohibitive however not sufficiently penetrative to take an early wicket. The home group broke the opening pair when the humble Durga was run out. In any case, the tall Anusha indicated pizazz and played some appealing shots in her 91-ball 41.
Off-spinner Kavya took four wickets for the home side and they looked in charge when Andhra were lessened to 112 for 5. Yet, Andhra figured out how to post a decent focused score through E Padmaja (29 not out) and G Sneha (21). Hyderabad kept running into inconvenience and lost opener Himani Yadav and Ramya right on time in the innings.
The hosts would never recoup as Andhra bowlers were exact and sharp. Andhra additionally exceeded expectations in the field. Sneha brought off a fine catch on the leg side to expel Sneha More while the perilous Mamta Kanojia, who hit a 36-ball 34 (6×4), was splendidly held by a spry Anjali Sarvani at point off-spinner Padmaja, who shifted his conveyances to come back with four wickets. When Kanojia was out, Hyderabad batting broke apart.
There were likewise two run outs in Hyderabad's vain run pursue. Playing her first enormous match after the World Cup, Indian chief Mithali Raj hit a 58-ball 38 to control Railways to a simple triumph in 45.4 overs. Mithali, who struck two fours just, stood tall as Railways endured a small crumple. Openers Punam Rau (31) and Sarika Koti (41) gave a decent begin as they raised 82 runs. Be that as it may, them two withdrew at a similar score. Railroads lost two more wickets however the accomplished Mithali guaranteed an agreeable triumph for the Railways.
At AOC: Andhra 176/9 out of 50 overs (N Anusha 41, E Padmaja 29 not out; Kavya 4/32) bt Hyderabad 125 out of 38.2 overs (Mamtha Kanojia 34, E Padmaja 4/25)
At RRC: Madhya Pradesh 150/9 out of 50 overs (Nidhi Buuley 33, Swagathika Rath 3/25) lost to Railways 151/4 out of 4 out of 45.4 overs (Punam Rau 31, Sarika Koti 41, Mithali Raj 38 not out)