Indian women defeat Ireland by 142 runs in 2nd ODI

Written by: Mamatha Maben
Published: Saturday, July 27, 2002, 14:39 [IST]
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Dublin: India on Friday defeated Ireland by 142 runs to register its second win in as many games. A brilliant 103-run partnership for the sixth wicket by Arundhati Krikire (58) and Sulakshana Naik (50) put India in a strong position at the Marrion Cricket Club after India was in a spot of bother at 73 for five.

Having put into bat, none of India's top-order got going except for Mithali Raj who was unfortunately run out for an individual score of 41. It was the Western Railway pair of Kirkire and Naik who came up with brilliant knocks to save the blushes for the visitors.

Kirkire's knockoff 58 came of 65 deliveries and was studded with 7 thumping strokes to the fence while her compatriot Naik's 50 came of 53 deliveries with 6 sweetly struck boundaries.

In reply, Ireland chasing a daunting target of 207 succumbed to the pressure and kept losing wickets in a heap. From 46 for two they slumped to 46 for six and then never got going and was eventually bundled out for 62 runs. Grealey (14) and Donald (13) were the only two batsmen to enter double figures.

For India Bindeshwari Goyal with 3 and Deepa Kulkarni with 2 wickets shared the spoils. New cap Amita Sharma effected two run outs.


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