The all-round performance of Swagatika Rath powered Jajpur team to beat Bargarh by a massive 290 runs in the Inter-Districts Senior Cricket Tournament at Nimpur Ground in Cuttack on Tuesday.
Batting first, Rath scored 55 runs and well supported by Rupashree Lenka nad Jyoti Kamal who contributed 65 and 50 runs respectively and Jajpur total reached 327 runs in 35.2 overs. In reply, Rath bagged six wickets, restricted Bargarh innings in only 37 runs in 12.3 overs.
Similarly, Nandini Chandan of Kalahandi scalped six wickets and the team beat Nabarangpur by eight wickets at SCB Medical College ground. In other matches of the day at different grounds in Cuttack, Balasore, Dhenkanal and Cuttack defeated Jagatsinghpur , Sambalpur and Puri by 10 wickets respectively in their respective matches.
Match results: At Ravenshaw University Ground-II: Jagatsinghpur 34/10 in 13.1 overs (Tilattama Sahu 4/3, Padmabati Sahu 2/7, Sumita Singh 2/9) lost to Balasore 35/0 in 4.2 overs (Tilattama Sahu 19) by 10 wickets. At Nimpur Ground: Jajpur 327/10 in 35.2 overs (Rupashree Lenka 65, Swagatika Rath 55, Jyoti Kamal 50, Sumitra Sahu 36; Lupi Dehuri 3/31, Louisa Das 3/79, Manasi Sahu 2/44) beat Bargarh 37/10 in 14.4 overs (Swagatika Rath 6/20) by 290 runs.
At Bidanasi Ground: Sambalpur 83/10 in 36.2 overs (Kalyani Nayak 4/12, Tikilata Pradhan 3/3) lost to Dhenkanal 84/0 in 12.3 overs (Kadambini Mahakud 42n.o; Shrabani Srichandan Ray 28 n.o;) by 10 wickets.
At SCB Medical Ground: Nabarangpur 66/10 in 18.5 overs (Nandini Chandan 6/28, Barsa Kumbhar 2/16) lost to Kalahandi 67/2 in 20.4 overs (Dipti Kumari Hans 15 n.o;) by 8 wickets. At Ravenshaw Ground-I: Puri 33/10 in 18.2 overs (Madhusmita Behera 4/1, Moumita Ghose 3/3) lost to Cuttack 34/0 in 5.5 overs, by 10 wickets. .