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Rubia, Nadia help J&K to beat Arunachal Pradesh

JAMMU: Rubia Sayed was at her butchering best and stylish Bushra Ashraf showed promise, while spinners Nadia Chowdhary and skipper Sandhya Sayal spun web around the rival batters as Jammu and Kashmir drubbed Arunachal Pradesh by a big margin of 36 runs in their last group stage match to end the group campaign with five victories out of a total of six matches in the ongoing BCCI's Senior Women's T20 Trophy at ACA Stadium, Barsapara, Guwahati.

Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, J&K rode on a big partnership of 95 runs between Rubia and Bushra to set a big target of 137 runs for Arunachal Pradesh. Rubia made 57 runs off 41 balls, studded with 9 boundaries and one massive six, while Bushra scored 40 runs off 43 balls with the help of 5 crispy boundaries.

Opener Sarla Devi contributed 16 runs off 18 balls, while another opener Sanjana contributed 7 runs and Nadia Chowdhary remained unbeaten on 2 runs. For Arunachal Pradesh, Nabam Yapu and Runa claimed one wicket each.

In reply, Arunachal Pradesh bundled out for 100 runs, thus lost the match by a margin of 36 runs. Megha Sharma top scored with 36 runs, studded with 5 boundaries, while Kajal Chaurasiya contributed 14 runs to the total. Runa also chipped in with 9 runs.

For J&K, Nadia Chowdhary was the pick of the bowlers, who took 3 wickets by conceding 17 runs, while skipper Sandhya Sayal took 2 important wickets and Sarla Devi and Rubia Sayed shared one wicket each.

The J&K team is being accompanied by Chetan Dhingra as Head Coach, Ankita Jalla and Rajesh Dhar as Managers, Rohit Rana as Strength and Conditioning Coach, Lathi as Fielding Coach, Susheel Pajnu as Video Analyst, Hinan Mir as Side-Arm Throwdown Expert and Dr Shweta Jamwal as Physiotherapist.



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