Summary of games from the Women & Girls Intra-regionals (T20) which took place on June 5th and 6th, 2021.
Chapel Hill vs. Atlanta
Chapel Hill won the toss and elected to bat against Atlanta, and posted 146 for 5 of their allotted 20 overs. Geetika Kodali top-scored with 65 from 40 balls, which included six fours and four sixes. The other significant contributions came from Saba Shah and Aparna Bhadriraju, who scored 35 and 14.
Janani Suthan was the most successful bowler claiming 2 for 19 from 3 overs. Swati Mishra, Anuradha Sundar, and Hiral Patel picked up one wicket each.
Atlanta, in reply, knocked off the required runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Skipper Shebani Bhaskar led the batting with a brilliant 66 not out that earned her the Player-of-the-Match award. Nadia Gruny contributed 46, not out. Geetika Kodali had the only wicket that fell for Atlanta.
Houston vs. Dallas 1st Game
Houston was dominant in this game, restricting Dallas to 98 for eight off their 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The two significant contributors for Dallas were Mahika Kandanala, 33, and Rabia Shahid, 15.
Tya Gonsalves, Pooja Shah, and Ritu Singh were the main wicket-takers, capturing two wickets apiece, and Shreya Deo had one victim.
Houston hit off the required runs from 18 over and losing two wickets. Tya Gonsalves opening the batting, struck 35 not out and took the Player of the match award for her all-around performance. Sheerin Khorashani and Pooja Shah contributed 20 and 13, respectively.
Isri Prasad and Shreya Arora took a wicket each.
Houston vs. Dallas 2nd Game
This was one of the closest encounters as Houston won by six runs. They posted 89 for seven from 20 overs. Double-figure contributions came from Pooja Ganesh 11, Pooja Shah 12, and Nina Roowala 23.
Dallas’ most successful bowler was Mahika Kandanala, who claimed 2 for 10, Rajyasrinidhi Medikonda, Rabia Shahid, Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni, and Vidya Ramachandra Prabhu all had one wicket apiece.
In response, Dallas fell short of just six runs, posting 83. Rabi Shahid and Isri Prasad were the only two batters to put up any resistance, scoring 13 and 20, not out, respectively.
Pooja Shah bagged 3 for 13 and the Player-of-the-Match award. Nina Roowala and Shreya Deo took one wicket each.
Philadelphia vs. Washington 1st Game
Philadelphia’s Nain Abidi dominated Washington bowlers producing a swashbuckling 74 not out from 43 deliveries that included three fours and six sixes. Onika Wallerson 12 and Sara Farooq 14 helped take the total to 131 for six wickets at the end of their 20 overs.
Mounika Poladi and USA national Lisa Ramjit picked up two wickets each, while Veditha Ramesh and Nithya Sivanandhan 1 each.
Lisa Ramjit and Anika Kumar steadied Washington’s innings after they were at 33 for 4. The pair added 69 runs for the fifth wicket, which led them to a five wickets win against their opponent. Skipper Ramjit earned the Player-of-the-Match award as she led from the front with an unbeaten run-a-ball 51 that included two sixes, and Kumar fell for 32, which was decorated with five fours.
Onika Wallerson was the star bowler capturing 3 for 40, Sara Farooq and Brooke Shears collected a scalp each.
Philadelphia vs. Washington 2nd Game
It was the only tied game of the tournament, as both teams ended on 128. Washington DC won the toss and elected to bat first. Their leading scorers were Nithya Sivanandhan, 25, Taranum Chopra struck an unbeaten 51 from 61 balls, and Lisa Ramjit 11.
Sara Farooq, Brooke Shears, Nithya Keshav, and Vidhya Varanasi all had a wicket apiece.
Philadelphia batters were not up to the task except for opener Disha Dhingra 34, and Nain Abidi, 42.
Mounika Poladi took two wickets while Stephie Janey, Anika Kumar, and Nithya Sivanandhan had one wicket each.
Southern California vs. Bay Area Game 1
Bay Area opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Opener Gargi Bhogle led the batting for Southern California with a brilliant 48, as they posted 159 for four at the end of their innings. The other significant contributors were Chetna Reddy Pagydyala, 36 not out, and extras 61.
Opening bowlers Akshatha Rao and Trisha Bhima claimed a wicket apiece, as the other two batters were run out.
In response, Bay Area could only amass 115 to complete the 20 overs and lost seven wickets. Opener Chetnaa Prasad and Sindhu Sriharsha were the main contributors, along with extras which were 44. Prasad made 30 from 38 deliveries and Sriharsha 19 from 25 balls.
Nikki Ravi and Simran Bhogle had two wickets each, Harika Amineni and Chetna Reddy Pagydyala, who took the Player-of-the-Match award, had one a wicket apiece.
Southern California vs. Bay Area Game 2
In the second game between these two teams, Southern California took the first strike posing 144 for 6. Isani Vaghela, batting at number 5, was brilliant, striking 66 from 49 deliveries and earned the Player of the game award.
Chetna Reddy Pagydyala supported her well as they added 101 before the former was run out. Pagydyala was left unbeaten on 27.
Trisha Bhima took 2 for 16 while there was a wicket apiece for Chetnaa Prasad, Tanushree Dumpala, and Prithi Iyengar.
Bay Area hit off the required runs with four balls to spare. The sterling contribution came from opener Prithi Iyengar 36, Laasya Mullapudi 16, and a fine and unbeaten 60 from Captain Sindhu Sriharsha.
Erica Rendler picked up the lone two wickets for 15 runs.
Raleigh vs. Atlanta
After winning the toss and opting to bat, Raleigh surprised their counterpart by posting a modest total of 118 for five wickets from their 20 overs.
Opener and skipper Mitali Patwardhan steadied the innings from the top with a knock of 59 not before being run out. Her knock came off 64 balls, and she had a boundary and two sixes in it. Swapna Bandi 10 and Sneha Patil 12 were the two other main contributors.
Jessica Willathgamuwa had two wickets, and Janani Suthan took one.
In reply, Atlanta was all out for 107, falling short by seven runs. Skipper Shebani Bhaskar top scored with 39, as she retired hurt.
The pick of bowlers was Aafia Khazi, Zeenat Kauser, and Chinmayee Katti, claiming two wickets each, while Swapna Bandi had one.
Southern California vs. Seattle Game 1
Seattle restricted their opponent Southern California for a total of 101; highlights of that innings came from skipper Erica Rendler who made 25 not out, Gargi Bhogle 18, and 16 each for Harika Amineni and Nikki Ravi.
Manasvita Venkatesh led the bowling picking up 2 for 12, and Saanvi Immadi took 1 for 13.
Seattle struggled a bit to overcome the total, losing seven wickets in the process. However, it was opener Yashaaditi Teki and number 8 batswoman Anika Kolan who consolidated the innings with a partnership of 50 runs. Teki ended with 33, and Kolan was unbeaten on 27.
Chetna Reddy Pagydyala took two wickets for 11 runs. Isani Vaghela, Harika Amineni, and Simran Bhogle all had one wicket apiece.
Southern California vs. Seattle Game 2
The second clash between these two teams saw them posting the exact total of their first encounter.
Southern California took the first strike after winning the toss and posted 101 for 5, Gargi Bhogle 13, Erica Rendler 21, and Harika Amineni 15 were the top contributors.
Saanvi Immadi picked up 3 for 13 and N. Ishaani 2 for 18.
Seattle chased down the total in 16 overs, thanks to a decent partnership of 44 between opener Uzma Iftikhar and Anika Kolan. Iftikhar finished with 43 not out and copped the Player of the game award, and Kolan was out for 20.
With three run-outs, Erica Rendler and Emily Reynolds took one wicket each of the remaining two.
Seattle vs. Bay Area Game 1
Seattle posted 122 for six after winning the toss and electing to bat. Anika Kolan performance over the weekend was outstanding, she made 44 before being run-out; Yashaaditi Teki, Uzma Iftikhar and Jivana Aras posted 15, 16, and 11, respectively.
Prithi Iyengar was the leading wicket-taker picking up 2 for 18, while Chetnaa Prasad, Tanushree Dumpala, and Anika Krishnan had one apiece.
Player of the match, Chetnaa Prasad hit a superb 75 not out from 60 deliveries which included nine fours and a six; she and Prithi Iyengar added 62 before the latter fell for 14 valuable runs and set up the win.
Saanvi Immadi had 2 wickets for 16 and Yashaaditi Teki 1 for 22.
Bay Area vs. Seattle Game 2
The second game between these two teams saw Bay Area victorious once again. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Bay Area posted 121 for 4. Opener Laasya Mullapudi batted through the innings to produce a knock of 65 not out that included five fours, which earned her the Player-of-the-Match award. Other contributors were skipper Sindhu Sriharsha with 12 and Trisha Bhima, 11 not out. N. Ishaani picked up 2 for 40 and Jivana Aras 1 for 15.
Seattle, in response, could only put together 97, falling short by 24 runs. The major contributor to the innings was Anika Kolan, who hit an unbeaten 38.
Prithi Iyengarv and Ananya Srinivasan were the wicket-takers picking two and one, respectively.