Bengal emerges champion in Women's One day League

Bengal, led by Jhulan Goswami, beat Andhra by 11 runs to win the Senior Women's One Day League.

Bengal emerged champions in the Senior Women's One Day League.   -  Special Arrangement

Bengal edged Andhra by 11 runs in the final to win the Senior Women's One Day League at the Just Cricket grounds in Bengaluru on Monday.

Chasing 199 for victory, Andhra, riding on captain N. Anusha's half-century, appeared on course at 129 for two. But Anusha's run-out triggered a collapse, Andhra losing eight for 58 in 13 overs. All-rounder Deepti Sharma played a key role (34 and three for 33) for Bengal, as did medium-pacer Shubh Lakshmi.

Veteran Jhulan Goswami, leading Bengal, was not among the wickets, but made a useful 21 with the bat.

The scores:

Bengal 198 for seven in 50 overs (Deepti Sharma 34, Paramita Roy 32, Prativa 26, Mandria Mahapatra 39 n.o., Jhansi Lakshmi three for 40) bt Andhra CA 187 in 49.1 overs (N. Anusha 61, Pushpa Latha 28, E. Padmaja 38, Deepti Sharma three for 33).

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