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Goa eves finish second ,Elite Group C : Womens Senior 1 Day Trophy
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NEWSBYTE PORVORIM Goa finished second in the Elite Group C -of the Womens Senior 1 Day Trophy, organized by BCCI- despite losing to table topper Andhra Pradesh by 103 runs in the concluding group match at the KL Saini stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. Goa finished on 12 points – having won three of their five games- whilst Andhra Pradesh on 20, winning all their matches. Andhra Pradesh won the toss and elected to bat and Jhansi Lakshmi provided the platform for her team with her 100 from 131 balls that enabled Andhra Pradesh to finish on 248 for 4 in the allotted 50 overs. Captain Shikha Pandey claimed two wickets and went on to score 44 runs for Goa but it was not enough as they were bundled out by the winners for 145 in 42.3 overs. Shikha finished with bowling figures of 10-0-55-2 for Goa and was assisted by Nikita who claimed a wicket in her 7 over , giving away 15 runs and Tejaswini Duragad who also finished claiming 1 wicket in her 8 over spell where she gave away 45 runs. Goa opener Purvaja Verlekar set the tone with her 16 from 29 balls but from then on the mantle fell on Shikha who kept the scoreboard ticking with her 44 from 51 balls. Ghadi scored 36 from 63 balls to end up as the second highest scorer for Goa today. Tejaswini Duragad contributed 19 runs from 22 balls and the four were the only players to cross the double digit mark for Goa.