Shillong, Jan 27: West Bengal defeated Meghalaya by nine wickets in their Senior Women’s One Day Trophy match in Nagpur today.

The Meghalaya players had a special treat, however, in that they met and interacted with Bengal team mentor and former star India international Jhulan Goswami.

Coming to the match itself, Meghalaya batted for a full 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. However, they were restricted to a little more than 2 runs an over and finished on 102/9.

Debasmita Dutta top-scored with 36 in the middle order, while Suriti Kumari Ray contributed 23 coming in at number three and Daiaka Warjri (12 not out) and Ankita Sharma (12) also reached double figures.

Bengal, who are third in Group C, chased down the target in 18.1 overs for the loss of a solitary wicket. This was claimed by Riticia Nongbet, who trapped Bengal captain and opening batter Mita Paul leg before for 8.

Meghalaya have one match remaining and it will not be an easy one as they will be up against group leaders Punjab on Sunday.

(Meghalaya Cricket Association photo)

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