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State eves fail in T20 tie

Jharkhand’s poor show in the senior women’s inter-state T20 tournament continued as the hosts tasted a 51-run drubbing by Bengal at Keenan Stadium on Wednesday.

In the other outing of the concluding day of the tourney, Assam beat Tripura by five wickets at Shahid Nirmal Mahto Stadium. Both Assam and Odisha qualified for the knockout stage by garnering 16 and 12 points, respectively.

Jharkhand managed a paltry 77 in 20 overs while chasing 128 scored by Bengal. Barring an unbeaten 24 (30 balls, 1x4) by Nisha Singh, other batswomen failed against a disciplined Bengal attack.

Bengal batting revolved around the exploits of Priyanka Roy’s unconquered 65 off 80 deliveries (6x4) and valuable contributions from I.N. Goswami (18 balls, 3x4) and opener Ananya Mitra, who struck 24 (34 balls, 3x4) not out. Bengal lost two wickets while posting a good total, which proved to be an uphill task. The match was inconsequential but a listless Jharkhand cut a sorry figure by losing all the four matches it played.

Assam kept a clean slate in the tourney by defeating Tripura in a tie of academic interest.

Invited to bat first, Tripura totalled exactly 100.

Assam attained the target with four balls to spare.