Kolkata, Oct 10: J&K's batting mainstay Rudrakshi Chib, skipper Ananaya Sharma, talented youngster Shambhavi Rajput and promising medium pacer Mariya Noorain fashioned J&K's win over strong Hyderabad in the Women's Under-19 One Day Trophy match at Barasat Ground, Kolkata on Tuesday.
J&K earned 4 points from this win and took the points tally to eight as it was J&K's second consecutive victory in the tournament.
Chasing a modest total of 130 runs, J&K rode on a brilliant half-century by Rudrakshi and reached the target in 43.3 overs, losing 2 wickets in the process, thus won the match by 8 wickets. Rudrakshi showed stellar grit and tenacity to notch up a classic fifty, scoring 55 runs off 115 balls, studded with 4 boundaries, while Shambhavi contributed valuable 19 runs off 43 balls with 2 fours. Ananaya, Mariya Noorain and Aanvi Singh contributed 12, 9 and 5 runs in the crunch situation respectively.
For Hyderabad, Kesari Dhriti was the wrecker-in-chief, who took 3 wickets by conceding 23 runs in 6 overs, while Srujana and Palthya Parvati claimed one wicket each.
Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, Hyderabad managed to score a modest total of 129 runs in 44.1 overs. Kunchala Niteesha and K Nidhi played a good knock of 30 runs each, while Katta contributed 28 runs to the total.
For J&K, all the bowlers bowled with disciplined line and length, however, right-arm medium pacer Mariya Noorain was the pick of the bowlers, who took 3 wickets by conceding 13 runs in her 7.2 overs, while right-arm off-spinner Manya Banotra and right-arm leg-spinner Ananaya Sharma bagged 2 wickets each. Medium pacer Aanvi Singh and off-spinner Rudrakshi Chib claimed one wicket each. Manya and Mariya were economical among the bowlers.
The Sub Committee Members of JKCA including Brig Anil Gupta, Member-Administration JKCA; Mithun Manhas, Member Cricket Operations JKCA and Sunil Sethi, Member Legal Affairs JKCA congratulated the team for this big win.
The Jammu and Kashmir team is being accompanied by Ravi Dogra and Neha Slathia as the Managers; Huwaid Hamid and Jyoti Bala as the Coaches; Rohit Rana as the Trainer; Sheikh Suhail, Video Analyst and Bisma Gulzar as Physiotherapist.