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One-Day Challenger Trophy: Pooja Vastrakar’s unbeaten India D to face Sneh Rana’s India A in final

All-rounder Pooja Vastrakar led from the front with a run-a-ball 96 and crucial late overs to help her side India D beat India A by 22 runs and storm into the Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy final in Vijayawada on Tuesday.

The final of the four-team tournament, to be played on Thursday, will be a repeat match between India D, who won all their league games, and India A, who advanced on better run rate than India B and India C with three teams tied at one win each.

India D scored 219 for 7 with Vastrakar’s help and India A could only reach 197 for seven in 50 overs.
Senior left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad bowled a miserly spell for India D, conceding just 20 runs in 10 overs and took a wicket.

Vastrakar also took a wicket after her match-winning effort with the bat and played a typically solid role on the field. India are looking for more power-hitters in the middle-order ahead of the ODI World Cup and Vastrakar enhanced her reputation on that front. Some of the sixes she hit were so cleanly struck that they comfortably cleared the ropes.

Vastrakar, who many thought should have been part of the Women’s Big Bash League after…

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