Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of the final of Women's Senior ODI Trophy 2020-21 Final between Railways Women and Jharkhand Women.
The domestic giant, Railways bags yet another title, a record 12th title out of the 14 editions is under its name now. And the final was not more than a cakewalk for Mithali Raj and Co.
Railways 169/3 after 37 overs: WHAT A FINISH - 1,1, 1nb and 6,4,4,4 - Sneh Rana finishes the match in style and Railways lifts yet another Senior's One Day Trophy - a record-breaking 12th Trophy goes to Mithali Raj's side after a dynamic performance. Credit to Jharkhand as well. The clear underdog today, but it has been a great run in the way to the final and there are a lot of takeaways for the side.
Railways 127/3 after 33 overs: Jharkhand strikes with the wickets of Meghana and Raut but Railways need just 41 runs to win. Meghna, too scored a half-century to lay the foundation for the chase.
Railways 112/2 after 27 overs: Punam Raut hits a brilliant half-century but she departs as Devyani picks her second wicket. Nevertheless, Railways in commanding position.
Railways 92/1 after 22 overs: S Meghna is five runs short of her half-century and what a knock this has been. Calm and composed, the opener has looked comfortable both against spin and pace and has played some crisp drives down the ground. Meanwhile, Punam Raut is batting on 44 and Railways bossing the chase, at the moment.
Railways 48/1 after 13 overs: S Meghna and Punam Raut have picked up the momentum and are driving Railways towards the target. Jharkhand needs wickets in cluster to trigger a collapse.
Railways 30/1 after 10 overs: After the fall of Nuzhat Parween for a duck, S Meghna and Punam Raut have steadied the Railways' innings in chase of a modest 168. A good partnership here will certainly take the game away from Jharkhand.
Railways 15/1 after 5 Overs: It's a relatively small target, but will this end up being one of those low-scoring thrillers where it goes down to the last ball of the last over? Mithali Raj will hope not. Punam Raut and Meghana are the crease.
Railways 4/1 after 2 Overs: Nuzhat Parween has been run out for a six-ball duck. Dream start for Jharkhand. Punam Raut joins S Meghana.
Welcome back to the run chase.
Jharkhand has been bowled out for a modest 167. Sneh Rana picks 3 for 33. Meghna Singh and Ekta Bisht get two each. Railways needs 168 to win the title. Be back with the run chase shortly.
Jharkhand 153/8 after 46 overs: Sneh Rana picks three wickets as Jharkhand's fall continues and this is a fine piece of bowling from the spinner. Jharkhand lacked partnerships and that has hurt the side as against a strong Railways batting line-up, it might struggle to put a strong total on board.
Jharkhand 130/6 after 39 overs: Railways continue to chip away as Jharkhand's fall continues and this time it is Ashwani who departs for a 19-ball 10. Swagatika Rath picks her first wicket and puts Railways on top.
Jharkhand 108/5 after 34 overs: Sneh Rana strikes again and this time she snaps Indrani Roy. Roy was on course to get her half-century but she departs for a 77-ball 49 to leave Jharkhand five down.
Jharkhand 108/4 after 32 overs: Skipper Niharika has taken charge after the fall of Durga Murmu and with Indrani Roy holding fort at the other end, Jharkhand needs this partnership. Meanwhile, Railways eyeing further inroads.
Jharkhand 90/4 after 27 overs: There's the breakthrough as Sneh Rana strikes for Railways and she gets Durga Murmu, who departs for a patient 31 off 74 deliveries. Poor shot from Murmu as she goes for a wild slog, gets a faint outside edge and Nuzhat Parween takes a good catch behind the stumps.
Jharkhand 66/3 after 21 overs: Indrani Roy and Durga Murmu have dropped anchor and are building a partnership which Jharkhand desperately needs. The partnership is worth 42 off 88 balls and Mithali Raj has introduced Poonam Yadav who has started in an economical manner. As many as six Railways bowlers have been used.
Jharkhand 41/3 after 14 overs: Indrani Roy and Durga Murmu have resisted the Railways attack but Jharkhand is clearly on the backfoot and is on the recovery mode. The lack of depth in batting might hurt the side as Railways seems to a superior side, at the moment. Swagatika Rath and Preeti Bose are being introduced into the attack.
Jharkhand 32/3 after 8 overs: Meghna Singh missed a hat-trick but the medium pacer dented Jharkhand by removing Ritu and Sonia as Jharkhand squandered a good start to lose three quick wickets. Mithali Raj introduced Ekta Bisht early and it paid dividends as she got the breakthrough by removing previous match centurion Rashmi Gudia. It was then Meghna's swing that pushed Jharkhand on the backfoot.
Jharkhand 24/0 after 5 overs: Opting to bat first, Jharkhand is off to a good start as openers Rashmi and Indrani Roy have taken the attack to the Railways opposition, straightaway at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Rashmi, who scored a century in the semifinal will once again hold the key for her side, while the rest of the batswomen will look to contribute significantly, unlike the last game. Application will be the key on a good batting surface.
Toss: Jharkhand Women won the toss and opted to bat first against Railways Women.
Railways: Mithali Raj (C), Nuzhat Parween (WK), Preeti R Bose, Mona, Meghna Singh, S Meghana, Sneh Rana, Swagatika Rath, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Punam Raut
Jharkhand: Sonia, Indrani Roy (WK), Shanti Kumari, Durga Murmu, Miharika (C), Ritu, Rashmi, Mamta Paswan, Devyani, Ashwani, Arti
K Anjali Sarvani, R Kalpana, T Sarkar, Arundathi Reddy, Mithali Raj, Punam Raut, Shubh, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, M D Thirushkamini, Rajeshwari, Swagatika Rath, Sneh Rana, D Hemalatha, S Meghana, Meghna Singh, S R Mane, Asha S, Mona, Preeti R Bose, P Bala, Nuzhat Parween, Kshama Singh.
Arti,Anamika Kumari, Anjali, Ashwani, Devyani, Israni, Mamta Paswan, Priyanka, Rashmi, Ritu, Urmila Kumari, Khushbu Kumari, Priti Kumari, Sulekha, Ruma, Monika, Niharika, Durga Murmu, Pinky, Priya Kumari, Shanti Kumari, Sunita, Indrani Roy, Sonia
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