Senior Women’s Inter Zonal Multi-Day Trophy: East Zone Triumphs over North Zone

East Zone Triumph Over North Zone, Setting Up Thrilling Final Clash With South Zone

In a riveting turn of events, East Zone emerged victorious against North Zone by a staggering margin of 135 runs in the Senior Women’s Inter Zonal Multi-Day Trophy, setting the stage for an exhilarating final clash against South Zone.

Initially trailing North Zone by a narrow lead of 12 runs in the first innings, East Zone’s exceptional batting performance in the second essay catapulted them to a formidable position. Opting for a decisive declaration with a score of 282/9, the team challenged North Zone to chase an ambitious target of 271 runs.

Deepti and Annapurna lead East Zone’s Bowling Dominance

Donning the role of the bowling ace, Deepti shone brightly with an impressive return of 6/49, while Annapurna Das swooped in with 3/21, decimating North Zone. The team was left reeling, bundled out for a dismal 135 in just 48.2 overs – a score that eerily echoed their earlier performance of 144 runs in the first innings.

Titas Sadhu’s Crucial Spell

On the other hand, East Zone’s fast bowler Titas Sadhu displayed remarkable precision, sending opener Priya Punia back to the pavilion. The 5-1-19-1 spell proved to be a pivotal moment in the match.

Missed Milestones for Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur

Unfortunately, Shafali Verma narrowly missed a coveted personal milestone and fell one run short of her half-century, while Harmanpreet Kaur failed to exert her influence on the game, succumbing for a mere five runs.

South Zone Secures Final Berth

Meanwhile, South Zone secured its spot in the final by playing out a draw against West Zone. Starting the second innings with a solid lead of 59 runs, South Zone amassed an impressive total of 262/5 before the game was called off, accumulating a total lead of 321 runs.

Stellar Performances by Miriyala Durga and Tamanna Nigam

Delivering a stellar performance were openers Miriyala Durga and Tamanna Nigam, who conjured a remarkable partnership of 132 runs for the third wicket. Miriyala Durga claimed her spotlight with 81 runs from 205 balls laced with 12 boundaries, while her counterpart Nigam, who had previously scored 55 runs, impressive in the first innings, just fell short of a well-deserved century by an agonizing margin. Nigam was dismissed for 99, having struck 16 boundaries in her 200-ball knock.

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