Dhara powers Bengal Women's into Senior
One Day semis
16th November 2021
Bengal rode on a steady Dhara Gunjjar half-century along with Jhumia Khatun's late surge to clincha nail-biting 1-wicket victory against Delhi to enter Womens Senior One Day Trophy semifinals today Bangalore.
Dhara carried her superb form in the crucial tie today scoring a patient 120-ball 75 to single-handedly keep the match alive for Bengal after being reduced to 54/5 chasing 186-run target set by Delhi.
Dhara stayed confident and steady to stay in the wicket till 47th over while Jhumia showed off her batting skills with a fluent 36 off 45 balls deliveries to guide Bengal towards victory. Bengal bowler Saika Ishaque contributed with a 8-ball 14 cameo to win the match in the last over.
Earlier put to bat first Delhi managed to score 185/5 in their quota of overs thanks to Priya Punia's 90 and unbeaten fifty by Ayushi Soni.
Rumeli Dhar struck early to remove Delhi batters Prakiti and Vandana Chaturvedi in the fifth over while Priya played a good innings.
Saika bagged 2 wickets and Gouher Sultana picked up 1 as a disciplined Bengal bowling attack restricted Delhi to 185.
Bengal Women will take on Railways on 18 November in the semifinal tie.
CAB MEDIA DESK