OST Sports Bureau
Vijayawada, Dec 7:
A fine all-round performance of Swagatika Rath powered the Odisha senior women’s team to beat Madhya Pradesh (MP) by five wickets in the plate-A group one-day match at Vijayawada on Saturday.
Put into bat, MP lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 151 in 49.3 overs. In reply, Odisha reached the winning target for the loss of five wickets in 49 overs with Swagatika scoring an unbeaten 48.
For Odisha, Swagatika and Sushree Pradhan bagged three wickets each.
Brief scores: Madhya Pradesh 151/10 in 49.3 overs (R Bhopalkar 45 not out; Ruchita Buley 35; Swagatika Rath 3/17, Sushree Pradhan 3/39) lost to Odisha 152/5 in 49 overs (Swagatika Rath 48 not out; Madusmita Behera 22, Sarita Meher 23; Priti Yadav 2/31