Railways women will take on Jharkhand women in the final of the 2020-21 Women's Senior One Day Trophy at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Sunday, April 4.
The Mithali Raj-led Railways side qualified for the summit clash after defeating Bengal by six wickets in the semi-final on Thursday. After choosing to bat first, Bengal rode on opener Deepti Sharma’s scintillating ton (113) to post 250/6 in their 50 overs. In reply, Railways chased the 251-target with six overs to spare courtesy Punam Raut’s 69 off 90 balls and Thirush Kamini’s 37-ball 43.
While Railways have won all their seven matches in the competition, they have several injury concerns ahead of the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy final. Opener Punam Raut had to retire hurt in the semis while Kamini played with an injury. Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad had also left the field without finishing her full quota of overs.
However, Railways will start as overwhelming favourites having won the tournament 11 out of 13 times. Watch Jharkhand vs Railways live streaming!
Meanwhile, Jharkhand women beat Andhra women by 27 runs in the other semi-final on Thursday. In a low-scoring contest, Jharkhand women defended 217 to qualify for the finals as their captain Mani Niharika turned out to be the wrecker-in-chief as she claimed four wickets for just 25 runs in 10 overs.
Jharkhand have won six of their seven encounters in the tournament this year, losing to only Hyderabad in their group encounter.
Jharkhand vs Railways squads for Women’s Senior One Day Trophy final
Jharkhand women full squad: Niharika Mani Prasad (captain), Urmila Ravilal Kumari, Ruma Kumari Subhash Chandra Mahato, Priti Shankar Kumari, Anamika Prem Kumar Kumari, Durga Kumari Murmu, Sonia Radhey Shyam, Mamta Kumari Paswan, Sunita Kumari Murmu, Pinky Duchu Tirkey, Arti Kanhai Lal Kumari, Sulekha Indradev Kumari, Priyanka Shyam Lal Sawaiyan Sawaiyan, Shanti Jaleshwar Kumari, Israni Dayl Soren, Anjali Raju Das Das, Ashwani Dinesh Kumar Kumari, Rashmi Niral Gudia, Indrani Tarun Roy, Khushbu Nageshwar Kumar Kumari, Devyani Ravinder Prasad Prasad, Priya Satyendra Kumari, Monika Dhani Ram Murmu
Railways women full squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Poonam Yadav, Sneh Rana, Bhagwan Singh Rana Thirushkamini Dickeshwashankar Murugesan, Arundhati Reddy, Meghana Srinivasa Rao Sabbineni, Shubhlakshmi Sharma, Shweta Rajaram Mane, Kshama Sudhir Kumar Singh, Swagatika Rath, Preeti Bose, Asha B Joy Sobhana, Priyanka Prankrishna Bala, Anjali Sarvani K V Ramana Rao Kesavarajugari, Meghna Vijay Veer Singh, Hemalatha D Dayalan, Kalpana R Venkateswarlu Raavi, Punam Raut, Tanusree Makhan Sarkar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Kundan Singh Bisht, Mona Meshram, Nuzhat Parween
Where to watch Women’s Senior One Day Trophy final live?
Live streaming of the Railways vs Jharkhand Women’s Senior One Day Trophy final will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Jharkhand women vs Railways women match is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM IST on Sunday, April 4.
There will be no telecast of the final on any TV channel in India.
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