Easy win for India Blue in women’s Challenger Trophy

Mysuru, June 15 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur slammed 63 (94b, 4×4) as India Blue swept to a 47-run victory over India Green in the women’s Challenger Trophy cricket tournament here on Monday.

Taking first strike, India Blue made 201 for seven in their allotted 50 overs with Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy (36) adding 82 runs for the fourth wicket after opener Sarika Koli (42, 67b, 6×4) laid the foundation.

In reply, India Green were restricted to 154 for nine in 41.4 overs despite a fighting 67 (101b, 9×4) of Tania Bhatia as off-spinner Preeti Bose claimed four for 23.

Brief scores:

India Blue 201 for 7 in 50 overs (Sarika Koli 42, Harmanpreet Kaur 63, Veda Krishnamurthy 36, Deepti Sharma 2 for 32, Sushree Dibyadarshini 2 for 23) beat India Green 154 for 9 in 50 overs (Deepti Sharma 20, Tania Bhatia 67, Preeti Bose 4 for 23, Kavita Patil 2 for 15).

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