GUWAHATI, Nov 12 – Assam became champions in the East Zone Senior Women Inter State One-day Cricket Championship winning all the matches. In the last match of the East Zone group league match, Assam trounced Bengal by five wickets at the Nehru Stadium here.
In the 50-over match, Bengal scored a commendable 178 for seven. But, after a dismal beginning, the unbeaten sixth wicket partnership between Reema Malhotra (74) and Lalita Sharma (63) took Assam to the winning target in 43.4 overs.
Earlier, Assam women won the East Zone title in the junior category also.
For Bengal, Priyana Roy top scored with 49 while Arpita Ghosh contributed 48. Mandira Mahapatra (36) and Paromita Roy (30) were the other notable contributors.
Reema Malhotra took four Bengal wickets while other three were run out.
Bengal: PA Roy b Reema Malhotra 30, AS Ghosh c SM Choudhary b Reema Malhotra 48, PA Roy st SM Choudhary b Reema Malhotra 49, MM Mahapatra not out 36, MM Bhattacharya b Reema Malhotra 0, TK Bera run out 0, SM Ishaque run out 1, RS Chowdhury run out 4. Extras: (4 wd, 0 b, 3 lb) 7. Total: ( for 7 in 50 overs) 175. Bowling: Monikha Das 5-2-13-0, Anita Lodhi 7-2-26-0, Lalita Sharma 9-0-33-0, Ritu Dhrub 6-1-19-0, Reema Malhotra 10-0-31-4, Neeta Kumbang 2-0-12-0, Genevie Pando 8-1-28-0, Urmila Chatterjee 2-0-10-0.
Assam: SM Choudhary run out 13, Nisha Sharma lbw b AJ Naskar 1, Anita Lodhi c AA Mitra b AJ Naskar 1, Genevie Pando c AA Mitra b SM Ishaque 17, Ritu Dhrub lbw b AJ Naskar 0, Reema Malhotra not out 74, Lalita Sharma not out 63. Extras: (9wd, 0b, 0lb) 9. Total: (for 5 in 43.4 overs) 178. Bowling: MM Bhattacharya 3-0-15-0, AJ Naskar 10-1-30-3, MA Parui 9-0-29-0, SM Ishaque 5-0-30-1, PA Roy 1-0-6-0, TK Bera 6-0-24-0, MM Mahapatra 1-0-7-0, RS Chowdhury 1-0-12-0.