Puducherry breezed past Arimachal Pradesh in the Senior Women’s One Day League played at KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar. Arunachal Pradesh, who won the toss and elected bat first were in trouble continuously as they lost wickets frequently. For Arunachal Pradesh, opener Neelam Rajput scored a patient 61 off 140 deliveries and there was only one more batsman who stood strong was B.Ritu, who scored 26 off 75 deliveries to finish at 131 for 7 off 50 overs. For Puducherry, Gouher took 4 for 15 off 9 overs, off which 4 of them were maiden overs, while Divya Shanmugam took 2 for 27 off 10 overs.
In reply, Puducherry started losing the opener Ramya Maharajan early, but the other opener Latika Kumari, who scored a quick fire 60 off 53 balls with 9 boundaries, was ably supported by no.3 batsman Astalakshmi, who remained not out with a score of 38 off 49 balls with 4 fours to reach the target comfortably.
With this win, Puducherry stands at the top of the table with one more match to be played in Plate Group with 24 points off 7 matches with a nett run rate of 1.73 in all probability will be qualifying for knock out stage.