Meghalaya convincingly won their Senior Women’s T20 Trophy match against Nagaland by 9 wickets in Bangalore today.
Put into bat after Meghalaya won the toss, Nagaland were restricted to 112/5, with Ajima Sangma starring with figures of 3/34 with the ball. Rubi Chettri bowled an extremely economical spell of three overs for three runs while picking up a wicket as well, while Debasmita Dutta claimed 1/19.
In the chase, guest player Sejal Raut and Dutta batted brilliantly together for an opening wicket stand of 74 before Dutta was dismissed for 29 from 27 deliveries in an innings that included four fours.
Raut carried on until bad weather struck. Meghalaya were on 82/1, comfortably ahead of the revised target of 79 and were thus the winners. Raut finished unbeaten on 49 from 37 balls, with five fours to her name.
Meghalaya will now look to carry this momentum forward when they meet another North East team in the form of Mizoram on Thursday.