Too many Run outs – Puducherry’s worry

The match against Vidarbha in the Women’s Cricket U-23 T-20 League and Knockout tournament, played at SCA Stadium, Khanderi, Rajkot, has brought the worrying bubbles on the surface to expose the lack of consistency in the top order batting. After winning the toss Puducherry chose to bat first. After the dismissal of Sandhya Mounika in the first over, there was a semblance of recovery only till the fall of Ramya Maharajan and Kushboo Verma, both run out, were dismissed when the score was 15, the procession started and continued with two more run outs and Puducherry was all out for 33 off 18.5 overs without any need for Vidarbha bowlers to sweat. For Vidarbha, only G.S.Wankar took 3 for 5 off 3 overs.

With the tiniest target for the giant, Vidarbha scored 34 for no loss off 7.3 overs to win the match by 10 wickets and 12.3 overs to spare.